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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more


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Is there anything that can cause hip pain radiating down the front leg?

Is there anything that can cause hip pain radiating down the front leg?

See an Ortho Surgeon: It could be a few things -- possibly, spinal problem (for example a herniated disc pushing on a nerve), versus symptomatic hip joint arthritis if pain is in front of the thigh, etc. You physician will help diagnose the cause of your symptoms and start treatment. ...Read more

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I am in my 40s and have chronic lower back and hip pain. Pain shoots down front of leg. Foot gets numb and tingly. Any ideas what it could be?

I am in my 40s and have chronic lower back and hip pain. Pain shoots down front of leg. Foot gets numb and tingly. Any ideas what it could be?

Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg?

Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg?

Maybe : It maybe osteoarthritis of the hip or a pinched nerve. See your doctor to have this better evaluated. ...Read more

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Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg especially when walking?

Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg especially when walking?

Consult your doctor : It could possibly be from a lumbar spinal condition -- like a "pinched nerve"-- your doctor will have to examine you to rule this out. A few other things could cause your complaint. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe hip pain, back pain and leg pain But just the front part of my leg from my hip down to my knee. hip locks, limited movement?

I am experiencing  severe hip pain, back pain and leg pain But just the front part of my leg from my hip down to my knee. hip locks, limited movement?

Varies : There are many potential causes most are either related to the hip itself or related to the back. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Left hip pain at night and after sitting down after work. Pain in hip and shoots down leg at times. Worse at night in bed. No injury as far as I know.

Left hip pain at night and after sitting down after work. Pain in hip and shoots down leg at times. Worse at night in bed. No injury as far as I know.

Left hip pain: May be scaitica. Sitting is stress on spine. Consider ergonomic chair with lumbar support. At work change position ( i.e. get up for a moment every 45 minutes to an hour) to shake out, Consider a trial of NSAIDS ( motrin/alelve ) and muscle relaxant( if not allergic). Rarely may also be related to ovaries/ colon, retroperitoneal issue so may consider ultrasound or CT abdomen. f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Hip pain when sitting or laying down. When laying pain goes down leg and leg hurts then wil go almost numb?

Hip pain when sitting or laying down. When laying pain goes down leg and leg hurts then wil go almost numb?

See below: Based on your description you could have herniated disk with sciatica. See your doctor to confirm. ...Read more

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I have hip pain all the time now. When i sit in a car or chair for about 1/2 hour i can barely walk. The leg has an achy feeling all the way down.?

Hip arthritis.: May people say they have hip pain when they really have back pain. If your pain is in the groin and radiates down the front of the thigh, it is likely your hip. You need to see your doctor and obtain appropriate x rays. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my hip? Hip pain/ numbness down leg and foot?

Pain and Numbness: If the hip hurts but the pain goes down to the knee, calf, foot or toes, you may wish to consider it sciatica - a pinched nerve in your back. If the pain doesn't get better after 6 - 8 weeks of rest from high demand activity, tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti-inflammatory medicines, it may be worth seeing a doctor. If the leg loses function (weakness) or if other major health issues develop - see one sooner. ...Read more

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I have severe hip pain that spreads down my whole right leg along with numbness. Should i be concerned or seek immediate treatment?

I have severe hip pain that spreads down my whole right leg along with numbness. Should i be concerned or seek immediate treatment?

See your doctor: You may have a form of radiculopathy. Your sciatic nerve may have compression either at your lumbar spine or hip level. The origin of the this condition should be identified early by examination and imaging studies for appropriate treatment. Please see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Been battling with sciatica in right leg since las yr sept. getting progressively worse. constant hip pain and when i lie down feels like flutters?

Been battling with sciatica in right leg since las yr sept. getting progressively worse. constant hip pain and when i lie down feels like flutters?

Sciatica: is one of the least well diagnosed syndromes in that a GREAT MANY conditions can cause what seems like the same thing. You really need to see a qualified specialist (physiatrist, pain specialist or orthopedist) to find out what is causing this syndrome in you to get a specific treatment recommendation. Meanwhile, this resource might help: https://www.emedicinehealth.com/sciatica/article_em.htm ...Read more

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I have ddd and been having back and hip pain w/ pain going down the left leg to the foot. What can I do?

I have ddd and been having back and hip pain w/ pain going down the left leg to the foot. What can I do?

See details: This is radicular pain caused by nerve compression in the lower back (sciatica). There are several approaches available including physical therapy, antiinflammatory meds and targeted injections. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Left Hip pain and pain in top front thigh/. Painful when lifting leg up. Pain started in big toe which has been pinned for several years.

Get evaluated: Your pain can have multiple sources, but it sounds like you may have a "positive straight leg raise," which means potential nerve compression. Nerve compression can cause a radiculopathy and lower extremity pain. If you have any bowel or bladder symptoms its a sign of an emergency. ...Read more

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I have severe hip pain and can hardy move my left leg. I have constant shooting pain from hip down. I also have back pain What should I do?

Disc disease/injury: Low back pain radiating down the leg is called sciatica. Given the severity of your complaint, you need to be evaluated by a local doctor, get an xray, and go to physical therapy and take ibuprofen or Naproxen for a month. if not improved, then get an MRI. If exam warrants an MRI early on, your local doctor will get it ordered. ...Read more