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I don't have hip pain when walking/running/biking but do when sitting down, what's wrong?

I don't have hip pain when walking/running/biking but do when sitting down, what's wrong?

Hip Imingment?: There are many possible causes of your symptoms and a full history, physical exam, and imaging studies may be required to confirm the diagnosis. One possibility is femoroacetabular impingement, which is an abnormal pressure of the ball/neck of the hip joint with the socket. Many people complain that the sitting position, when the hip is flexed, causes the most symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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I have uneven shoulders, back pain, leg pain, hip pain when walking, standing or sitting for long periods of time what could this be?

I have uneven shoulders, back pain, leg pain, hip pain when walking, standing or sitting for long periods of time what could this be?

Possibly....: Possibly scoliosis, or muscle spasms from bad posture. You might want to look into the alexander technique for some great posture exercises. This is especially important for people who work at the computer a lot. See: http://sgoti.Ws/soka1j or google search. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing hip pain and low back pain when walking or even just sitting. Slightly limping on occasion. Started out as just tiny pain & increased

I'm experiencing hip pain and low back pain when walking or even just sitting. Slightly limping on occasion.
Started out as just tiny pain & increased

See a physician: It would be best for evaluation of this to be evaluated by a physician who can test if you have associated weakness with the pain, and speak to you about the details of the onset, duration, and characterization of the pain. ...Read more

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Occasion, sudden, random, sharp hip pain. I get these while walking or sitting doing nothing?

Occasion, sudden, random, sharp hip pain. I get these while walking or sitting doing nothing?

Where on the hip: This may be bursitis if it is on the outside of the pelvis. Hip pain is usually felt in the groin. You need to discuss with your physician. Imaging of the pelvis and this hip can clarify some of your issues. It could shown certain types of hip arthritis. Since you are on prednisone we would also consider avascular necrosis of the hip which can also occur. ...Read more

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I get sharp hip pain sometimes when i walk. I'm 17 and my hip can pop in and out of its joint. What could it be? Is it serious? Should i be worried?

Hip pain: There are several situations which may cause you to have these symptoms, such as snapping hip syndrome, labral tears, femoroacetabular impingement, loose bodies, hip dysphasia. You should consult your musculoskeletal physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Sudden left hip pain sharp and radiating when I walk. Burning ache when at rest. Seems worse when straightening leg. No injury. I am only 20?

See details: Pain and tenderness on the outside of the hip area is often related to bursitis. This can ce easily treated in most cases. If you truly how back issues as the cause, there are several possible reasons. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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I have severe hip pain while laying down and walking what's the cause?

Hip pain: This sounds inflammatory. At your age, bursitis can develop and cause symptoms that you describe. Fracture very unlikely unless you have had an event. ...Read more

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Terrible hip pain at night better when up and walking what is solution?

Terrible hip pain at night better when up and walking what is solution?

Maybe hip bursitis: It is difficult to tell for sure what you have with the info provided and no examination, but my guess is that you have some inflammation on the outside of hip are--bursitis. When mild, people don't feel much during day, but laying on it for awhile during sleep causes aching pain which can radiate down to knee. Position changes relieves the pain? Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) for pain. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hip pain is mainly always there and becomes more painful when walking.

Hip pain is mainly always there and becomes more painful when walking.

See details: It is difficult to offer specifics without being able to exam the hip and review x ray and/or MRI results. Also, many people believe they have hip pain when in truth they really have back pain. ...Read more

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Tkr --4.5 months later.Still difficult to walk. Gait limping waddle like walk. Left hip pain increased. Cause? Had manipulation2 month ago . 125 bend

Tkr --4.5 months later.Still difficult to walk. Gait limping waddle like walk. Left hip pain increased. Cause? Had manipulation2 month ago . 125 bend

Likely Lumbar spine : Many people that have arthritic knees also have arthritic lower backs. When the low back is arthritic the usual symptoms are low back pain, weakness of legs, radiating pain down one or both legs, numbness and tingling. The usual scenario for an otherwise good tkr not going well is persistent or progressive low back problems radiating down the legs. This often results in poor recovery, stiffness. ...Read more

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I keep having major hip pain, no matter what or how i lay it seems like someone smashed my hip but when i walk the pain is less. What could it be from?

I keep having major hip pain, no matter what or how i lay it seems like someone smashed my hip but when i walk the pain is less. What could it be from?

It could be: It could be a number things, but i wonder if it could be inflammatory since it improves when you walk. See your doctor for further evalution to see what they think after examing you. ...Read more

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Hip pain when i walk sit or stand too long?

Depends: Buttocks pain is commonly sciatica, lateral hip pain is often trochanter ic bursitis, and groin pain is concerning for ball and socket problem. For clarification you would benefit from a good exam. ...Read more

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Hip pain after lifting heavy boxes painful to walk?

Hip pain after lifting heavy boxes painful to walk?

Back, not hip: It is made likely an acute back strain rather than hip problems. Rest and moist heat, Advil or Aleve (naproxen) will help. Give it a few days. ...Read more

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Whenever i try to use the treadmill or go for a long walk i get hip pain. Is this normal?

Pain is never: normal. I suspect that you have some form of degenerative musculo-skeletal disease, such as arthritis. But it could be something less common, such as tumor, so it would be best to get a medical evaluation. Try otc anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen to alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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What would be possible causes for hip pain that is episodic in a 27yr old for 2 years no injury but did martial arts for 15 yrs I can barely walk!?

What would be possible causes for hip pain that is episodic in a 27yr old for 2 years no injury but did martial arts for 15 yrs I can barely walk!?

Overuse: Hip pain could be a sign of arthritic condition. If you did martial arts. That is a lot of stress on the hip. Since walking is difficult, I am concerned about an arthritis or a bursitis. You may want to start with having an examination with a sports medicine physician and then have an x-ray. ...Read more

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Had this hip pain 4 about 3 months now recently got worse to the point of waking me up at night and sitting sometimes walking should I go to hospital

Had this hip pain 4 about 3 months now recently got worse to the point of waking me up at night and sitting sometimes walking should I go to hospital

Evaluation needed: Because of the persistence and severity of this symptom, you should be examined by your physician who may order an xray and/or refer you to an orthopedic specialist. Arthritis or bursitis, tumor,aseptic or avascular necrosis,occult fracture are some possibilities. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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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