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Intermittent Hip Pain
I've been having intermittent hip pain. Sometimes when I move I get a stabbing pain, its every day, but not constant. What could it be?
I have intermittent upper left back pain, burning, pinpoint pain. Comes and goes. Also have lower left back and hip pain that worsens with standing. N?
Pain is the body's: Signal that something isn't quite right. It could be something harmless like strained muscles or something more serious. Chances are good that a combination of OTC pain meds and stretching exercises will help but you need to see a doctor about it before embarking on a treatment plan. Dr. Anne Read more
I am 44 years old-i have swelling in the abdomen, edema in the legs, left hip pain, dull chronic stomach pain, intermittant left underarm pain-what is?
See your doctor!: You may have many simple things, but the combination of symptoms is concerning. Swelling in your abdomen and legs and stomach pain could be caused by liver problems. The left hip pain and underarm pain might be due to muscle or bone problems. In the worst case scenario, several types of cancer could cause all these symptoms. Please see a doctor! Don't let fear or lack of insurance keep you away! Read more
Hip Pain: Sitting presses the ball of the hip joint forcibly into the socket. In people with arthritis, this is not uncommon. Getting up from sitting is equally or more painful due to muscle contraction necessary to straighten up the hips to allow upright standing. Younger patients may have pain if there is a cartilage tear (similar to meniscus in knee). Try otc meds, but if persistent, may need MRI & ortho. Read more
Identify problem 1st: If you are experiencing hip pain, the first step is to identify the cause of the hip pain. An evaluation with your primary care physician or an orthopaedic surgeon, with xrays of your hip, should be considered. Depending on the cause, the pain can be treated a number of different ways, including medications, physical therapy, injections, and occasionally surgery. Read more
Pain is warning: Hi Bonnie649. At 32, the pain may be in the bursa that surrounds the hip joint or in the joint itself. Joint pain can trigger a reflexive muscle weakness; your body is trying to avoid damage to the painful part. Its OK to use tylenol (acetaminophen) or maybe Naproxen until you can schedule with your own practitioner who may want to refer you for imaging studies and consultation. Read more
See details: I love questions like this when no specifics are offered. If you have pain, have it evaluated. Read more
See Pain Specialist: Obviously, it's an issue that you are bothered with. I would suggest seeing a pain specialist or sports medicine physician who can further tease out why your hip hurts. Is it inside the joint, outside of the joint, coming from your back or even associated with the muscles in that area? These are a lot of issues that require very different treatment options. Read more
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