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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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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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I have develped sudden deep hip pain shoots from butt down my leg, no injury, no medication. Hurts to walk, bend, lift. Resting has a burning pain too?

I have develped sudden deep hip pain shoots from butt down my leg, no injury, no medication. Hurts to walk, bend, lift. Resting has a burning pain too?

Sciatica?: Could be sciatica, but please reread the HealthTap policy on public questions: Doctors' answers to public questions are not intended for diagnosis, treatment or prescription. You're asking for a diagnosis. My reply to your post is not a diagnosis, just a suggestion of a possibility. For a real diagnosis, HealthTap is not a substitute for a live doctor in a brick-and-mortar office. ...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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Bulging disc in lower back. Right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. Medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

Bulging disc in lower back. Right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. Medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

USUALLY: Over 90% of bulging discs with sciatica will get better without surgery. Non-surgical treatments (PT, Chiro, etc) along with either medications (NSAIDs or short burst of oral steroids) and possibly Epidural steroid injection should take care of most. ...Read more

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I had an accident 10/27 since then hip/back pain shoots down leg plus numbness limited mobility Cause? Seek care? PCOS HTN Depression G.A.D

I had an accident 10/27 since then hip/back pain shoots down leg plus numbness limited mobility Cause? Seek care? PCOS HTN Depression G.A.D

Sounds like: A prolapsed or herniated disc at L4-5
You need to see your PCP first and a possible referral for Physical Therapy and or referral to Spine Specialists!
Many Hospitals have "Spine Units" where all the specialists are available as well as activity directed rehabilitation! Hope this helps!
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I have a pain in my hip that shoots pain down my leg. Sometimes if I am sitting a go to stand up my hip gives way. Pain walking and during sleep?

I have a pain in my hip that shoots pain down my leg. Sometimes if I am sitting a go to stand up my hip gives way. Pain walking and during sleep?

Sciatica: Pain that radiated down tour leg could be sciatica arising from your low back. Alarm sign include loss of badder or stool control, progression of symptoms, nocturnal pain, history of trauma or malignancy all these require immediate attention and MRI
others respond to relative rest physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation steroid injection or tincture of time ...Read more

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I'm having pain in right hip lower back shoots pain down right leg?

I'm having pain in right hip lower back shoots pain down right leg?

Sciatica: It sounds like inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which runs down your leg. Anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, and a heating pad to the area should help, but if they are not, you should see your doctor. Steroids can help with it, but they can tell if it is a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Possible piriformis? Got pain from hips shooting down legs used to work out ever then stop after that prolonged sitting...Mri clear

Could be priformis: What your describing could be piriformis syndrome. This is one fo the small muscles of the hip that can compress the sciatic nerve and can cause pain down the leg. It's also possible that it's coming from your back.
Can try a course of therapy, and occasionally an injection around the piriformis muscle can help. ...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

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I am experiencing hip pain, low back pain, knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Leg. ..

I am experiencing hip pain, low back pain, knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Leg. ..

Multifactorial pain: Without exam/MRI difficult to label your pains. Low back, hip, leg pain and numbness clearly CAN be related to indicate disc problems in the low back with resultant discogenic and radicular pain. Ibuprofen/naproxen/acetaminophen can help some pain. For diagnosis/treatment, you need a lumbar spine MRI and formal evaluation to see if all problems tie together. Treatment possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Really bad shooting leg/hip pain after injection in hip?

Common after inject: Some pain is expected after cortisone injections, but most are mild. Some may have worse pain shortly after injection is done for couple of days. In rare case, pain can be severe. If worsening swelling, redness, much reduced range of motion, fever etc....Please consult your doc asap as there is a possibility of infection. A rare but dreaded complication of joint injection...Good luck. ...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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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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Lower right back/Hip Pain. Sends jolt down right leg. 4 months so far?

Lower right back/Hip Pain. Sends jolt down right leg. 4 months so far?

Depends: If it stops at your knee or above, could just be a disc problem. If extends to your foot, could be a compressed nerve. See your doctor ...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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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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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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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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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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Sciatica is herting my left hip. Pain is down the hole leg lots of pain in calf with some swelling. I'm a large man 280pounds 6.3ft. I limp every where its killing me any thoughts?

Sciatica is herting my left hip. Pain is down the hole leg lots of pain in calf with some swelling. I'm a large man 280pounds 6.3ft. I limp every where its killing me any thoughts?

Make sure: First you need to be evaluated that this is not a blood clot as calf swelling typically is not associated with a sciatica and a DVT or deep vein thrombosis or blood clot can mimic sciatic like symptoms including the pain with walking and a limp. Get checked now. ...Read more