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I was wondering if trochanteric bursitis could be causing all the pain I am having in leg, knee, ankle, thigh, pain since 10/9/2012.

I was wondering if trochanteric bursitis could be causing all the pain I am having in leg, knee, ankle, thigh, pain  since 10/9/2012.

It can be: For the some reason it could be altering your gait and the way you are moving. In either case, i would see an orthopedist for care. ...Read more

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Upper Leg Pain (Definition)

Before answering this question, it would be better to define what exactly is meant by the term "upper leg". Orthopaedic surgeons (and others) typically use the term "thigh" to mean the area between the hip and the knee. They use the term "leg" to mean the area between the knee and the ankle. Thus, it is important to specify whether we are discussing pain just below the hip or ...Read more


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Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

Left knee and thigh pain/tightness. Lower back pain. Lower back and hip pop a lot. Any ideas?

Stretching needed: If there is pain and tightness to outer side (lateral) knee as well as the thigh, this may be a tight iliotibial band (ITB); when it affects function at the knee its called ITB syndrome. Stretching of the lateral thigh and knee, and the use of a foam roller or massage here can help. Tightness of the hamstrings can also cause some lower back pain. If popping is painful get check by your doctor. ...Read more

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Left knee pain , thigh pain , hip pain . Pelvis pressure & inflamation , low back pain , constipation , lump above navel , pelvic tilt to left 2 yrs?

Vague : Your symptoms may be serious but are very vague and could be related to any number of things. Best advice is get a physical exam from your md to discuss. ...Read more

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Pain right at the bend of the knee, medial, slightly behind the knee and inner thigh pain. Feels like a tendon might snap when running. Any ideas?

Pain right at the bend of the knee, medial, slightly behind the knee and inner thigh pain. Feels like a tendon might snap when running. Any ideas?

Stop if hurts.: Pain is a sign that something is wrong. Continuing any activity that is causing pain can worsen the pain and the damage. Some pain is expected with training as muscles strengthen and endurance improves but new pain means something else. Unless we are getting millions as pro athletes, don't risk damage. Get checked to see if all's well or not and how to avoid future pain. ...Read more

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Loose acl, no swelling with bottom of knee & thigh pain. Pain after short walks and 25% of weight on leg. I walk alot at college. What wil help?

Loose acl, no swelling with bottom of knee & thigh pain. Pain after short walks and 25% of weight on leg. I walk alot at college. What wil help?

Therapy: Physical therapy to strengthen the supporting muscles if the knee as can wearing a brace; if not successful or if you are an active person an ACL reconstruction may be indicated. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Been to foot spine orthopedic family dr numbness foot leg knee thigh pain in leg no dr can tell me why?

Thigh leg pain: Sometimes the correct diagnosis is difficult to ascertain . Perhaps the best way to obtain an answer is to stick with one specialist and ask for follow up visits and repeat testing . If u only see a dr one time and then move on to a different one , you may confuse the process of getting the correct treatment ...Read more

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Hi. Recently i've been getting frequent pains in my arms,shoulders, knees and thighs. The pain is kind of dull and achy. and i get bad headaches. why?

Hi. Recently i've been getting frequent pains in my arms,shoulders, knees and thighs. The pain is kind of dull and achy. and i get bad headaches. why?

Hard to say: The symptoms you describe are very varied and could mean a lot of different things. This could be something as simple as an oncoming cold or flu. Muscle and joint pains in multiple areas usually mean a systemic illness. I would recommend a visit to your doctor to be evaluated as so many possibilities exist for the symptoms you have described. ...Read more

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Doc says MRI and X-ray of knee are normal. Area around knee & thigh swollen/pain for 8 weeks now. What else could it be?

Doc says MRI and X-ray of knee are normal. Area around knee & thigh swollen/pain for 8 weeks now. What else could it be?

Venous thrombosis: Can present this way. Consider asking your doctor if this is a possibility. Ultrasound is excellent at showing blood clots in the venous system of the extremities. ...Read more

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Sx include: knee pain inner thigh pain foot numbness (all rght leg) 12lb weight gain in 3 weeks and cotton feeling in throat when swallow, ideas?

Sx include: knee pain inner thigh pain foot numbness (all rght leg) 12lb weight gain in 3 weeks and cotton feeling in throat when swallow,  ideas?

Look for diabetes: Abrupt weight gain with dry mouth increases suspicion for diabetes.Right leg pain medial aspect suggests dermatomal pain of discogenic disease which is more frequent in obesity.Right hip OA or septic hip ar ussually radiates to the right anterior thigh.The leg pain and dry mouth only indirectly elevated.Vaginal infections increased in diabetes .LLQ pain unlikely to be a factor in the right legpain ...Read more

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Pain in knee shoots up thigh. Worst pain ever at night. Only 1 knee. I'm very flat footed. Dr before said my knees have extra mobility?

Pain in knee shoots up thigh. Worst pain ever at night. Only 1 knee. I'm very flat footed. Dr before said my knees have extra mobility?

Knee pain: When your young common injuries such as internal tears of soft tissue such as cartilage or tendons seem to be the problem. You need to see your doc and rest the knee till then. :) ...Read more

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After playing basketball I just start getting knee pain or pain in thighs so why I would be getting this?

After playing basketball I just start getting knee pain or pain in thighs so why I would be getting this?

Not Sure: Additional information is needed. It could be an issue of stretching, warm up, out of shape, the way the knee cap moves on the knee, particular moves or plays, foot/ankle/hip problems, etc. If the pain continues, you should have it evaluated. If it is once or twice, treat it like any other acute sports injury. ...Read more

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Lt knee has swelling, dent in knee cap, & pain in thigh & knee. Should i be concern?

Lt knee has swelling, dent in knee cap, & pain  in thigh & knee. Should i be concern?

Yes.: If your knee is producing fluid, which results in swelling, then that's a sign that there is probably something structurally wrong inside your knee. You should see an orthopedic knee specialist for closer evaluation. ...Read more

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Is hysterectomy remove have the site effect is relate to leg pain . Thigh , knee pain?

Is  hysterectomy  remove have the site effect is relate to leg pain . Thigh , knee pain?

Unusual: It's unusual to have leg, thigh, & knee pain following hysterectomy. If you had a lapararoscopic or robotic procedure, it's possible (but unlikely) that the leg stirrups were compressing the areas you have concerns with. Check with your surgeon to address the above just to be thorough. Otherwise, a visit to your primary doc may be in order to explore other possibilities. Take care & good luck. ...Read more

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Skin sensitivity on side of knee/thigh. No redness. Some pain/funny feeling in knee area when walking. Hurts to have clothing rub. ?

Skin sensitivity on side of knee/thigh. No redness. Some pain/funny feeling in knee area when walking. Hurts to have clothing rub. ?

Vague: Could be an injury to knee/leg or even could be some sort of infection or allergic reaction. See a Dr. to hopefully determine cause, then treatment ...Read more

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If you had tkr may. Continued issues walking and now nov 15 patella dislocates. Knee pain swollen. Thigh edema inner sl bulging. Next plan surgical?

If you had tkr may. Continued issues walking and now nov 15 patella dislocates. Knee pain swollen. Thigh edema inner sl bulging. Next plan surgical?

Evaluate TKR: Early partella dislocation after a tkr that is non traumatic suggests that there maybe a malposition of some of the knee components. See your surgeon for best evaluation and discussion of the situation. Special xrays mayu be required including ct scan and weight bearing xrays of the knee. ...Read more

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I am having a lot of inner knee, thigh, and lower back pain after knee replacement. My surgery was 3 months ago & I have more pain than before tkr.

I am having a lot of inner knee, thigh, and lower back pain after knee replacement. My surgery was 3 months ago & I have more pain than before tkr.

Ouch: If you are having more pain, make sure you get in to be evaluated. Did you do physical therapy? Make sure you do physical therapy - this could also help your discomfort significantly. Take care! ...Read more

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Severe pain along my right leg - waist, buttock, thigh, knee and heel.pain intensifies while sitting, standing or sleeping. I have pain along my right?

Severe pain along my right leg - waist, buttock, thigh, knee and heel.pain intensifies while sitting, standing or sleeping. I have pain along my right?

See a neurologist: The symptoms being described could be a variety of things; need to have additional history and a thorough physical exam. This can potentially suggest additional studies that need to be performed to further define the issue and therapeutic approach. ...Read more

Thigh Pain (Definition)

The thigh is the upper part of your lower extremity between your hip and knee. Any pain within this region could be considered thigh pain. Possible diagnosis include fractures, stress fractures, muscle contusions or strains, referred pain from the back and hip to ...Read more