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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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Sharp stabbing pain in my hip and from the knee down a very painful ache and my toes feel numb. Md wasn't that concerned, movement still pretty good?

Sharp stabbing pain in my hip and from the knee down a very painful ache and my toes feel numb. Md wasn't that concerned, movement still pretty good?

Nerve pain: You may be expereincing nerve pain (neuritis) or what you may call a pinched nerve. The pain and numbness can be related to many medical issues. I suggest trying advil or aleve (naproxen) (antiinflammatory medication) if you are not allergic; however if not relieved you should get a medical workup for nerve pain. ...Read more

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I'm having a sharp stabbing pain in my hip/pelvis and its bothering me. I haven't done anything to it. Ice, heat, advil, (ibuprofen) nothing works. Help please!

Pelvic pain: You should be looked at by a health care provide asap to check ovaries, infection GI or musculoskeletal causes. Right lower abdominal pain and fever should be check to rule out appendix problems. ...Read more

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28yo F, sharp pain occasionally in left hip, pain during sex, frequent need to urinate, stabbing pains in vaginal area, could this be ovorian cancer?

28yo F, sharp pain occasionally in left hip, pain during sex, frequent need to urinate, stabbing pains in vaginal area, could this be ovorian cancer?

Doubtful: If related to sexual intercourse. May be related to positions, inadeqaute lubrication, UTI, viaginal irriation or infection. I suggest a GYN exam and evaluation. Abstain sexually until you are examined. ...Read more

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Have had hip pain in both sides off and on for almost 3 yrs. Ranges from a soreness to a stabbing ice pick feeling in hip joint area. What is wrong?

Have had hip pain in both sides off and on for almost 3 yrs. Ranges from a soreness to a stabbing ice pick feeling in hip joint area. What is wrong?

Evaluation- try care: First history needed -trauma- type of job- work-exam by md evaluation is must with xrays - therapy trial
avoid traumas local heat-cold trial analgesic balm ultra sound all can help plus analgesics -oral refer to ortho once a problem persist. ...Read more

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I have been having this dull ache in my left side lower back hip area at night time. It has turned into a sharp stabbing pain. What could it be?

See below: There are lot of possibilities like a urinary tract infection or kidney infection, kidney stone, muscle sprain, strain or spasms, pelvic disease like endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease, spondylosis, disk injury or spinal fracture, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. See you doctor soon. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in lower right side back. Radiates into hip. Hurts most when bending or lifting leg to step. Chiro closed till July 14th. Help??

Sharp stabbing pain in lower right side back. Radiates into hip. Hurts most when bending or lifting leg to step. Chiro closed till July 14th. Help??

See details: It is likely an acute lumbosacral strain. Forget the chiropractor. A 16 year old needs a detailed evaluation to determine the cause of recurrent back pain. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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What causes sharp, stabbing pain that radiates into my buttock & hips? Simple tasks like sitting, sleeping, walking & bending forward are painful.

What causes sharp, stabbing pain that radiates into my buttock & hips? Simple tasks like sitting, sleeping, walking & bending forward are painful.

Pain: It sounds like the pain is coming from your lower back and could be from bone or soft tissue, such as a disk. Review with MD to see if you need an XR or an MRI. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain on my left side above my hip but more medial. Also cramps in lower pelvic area started yesterday also slight nausea?

I have a sharp stabbing pain on my left side above my hip but more medial. Also cramps in lower pelvic area started yesterday also slight nausea?

Get help: If the sharp stabbing pain is constant then proceed to a doctor NOW. If it's tolerable, not worsening, and not constant, then get checked out tomorrow. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp stabbing pain between my lower rib and pelvic bone/hip on right side, it only lasts a few seconds but is all day pain, tender too?

I've been having sharp stabbing pain between my lower rib and pelvic bone/hip on right side, it only lasts a few seconds but is all day pain, tender too?

Right sided pain: Right sided abdominal pain can be a serious problem and should not be ignored. Possibilities include, appendicitis, gall bladder disease, kidney stones or ovarian disease. Associated symptoms include, fever, nausea, vomiting, etc. See a physician. They will want to examine you and perhaps order tests such as abdominal X-ray, ultrasound or CT scan. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is causing my "hip to pop"? Translation: extreme sharp stabbing pain in groin area where right leg meets inner thigh. Pain lasts apx 3secs

What is causing my "hip to pop"? Translation: extreme sharp stabbing pain in groin area where right leg meets inner thigh. Pain lasts apx 3secs

Popping hip: Arthritis, tight ligaments, muscle spasms, piriformis syndrome - most common. Or sciatica. Sciatica usually runs pain down the back of the leg. The inner thigh usually a nerve - obturator nerve - gets pinched and radiates symptoms down the inside of the thigh.
Go see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Right hip bone on bone sharp stabbing pain when I walk/move. Haven't done anything strenuous so confused. Plz read profile for health issues; joints etc?

Right hip bone on bone sharp stabbing pain when I walk/move. Haven't done anything strenuous so confused. Plz read profile for health issues; joints etc?

Muscles? Nerves?: This might not be your hip bone or joint. It could be various muscles and/or nerves. A physical therapist, massage therapist, chiropractor, doctor may help Dx and offer treatment. Look up psoas and pirformis online to see if it rings a bell. There are more! ...Read more

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Can si joint problem cause pain in calf? Sharp pain over left SI joint plus a bit in hip but also have stabbing pain in calf had MRI and spine is fine

Can si joint problem cause pain in calf? Sharp pain over left SI joint plus a bit in hip but also have stabbing pain in calf had MRI and spine is fine

SI jnt pain not calf: SI joint pain refers to low back primarily, but can radiate to upper buttock, posterior, lateral, thigh, and occasionally to groin. Calf pain is not related to SI dysfunction. Visit a PMR doctor or orthopedist for an evaluation to determine the cause of your pain, and start a treatment program ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain both sides above pelvis below ribs. Pain in legs head pain weight loss?

Need evaluation: Without more details it's impossible to even speculate what might be going on. I strongly urge you to see your physician soon for complete evaluation. Sorry I can't be of more help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause a painful stabbing pain above my left hip?!

Bursitis?: Does it hurt to move your hip? In what direction? To raise your leg? Maybe pt can help sort it out. ...Read more

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For the past few weeks I've gotten a sudden intense stabbing pain in lower left back. Makes it incredibly painful to move at all. Right above hips. Help?

Back pain can: Result from many different conditions. Fortunately, muscle spasm is most common cause. Try otc ibuprofen or naprosyn, (naproxen) with rest and local massage. If this does not help, consult your doctor to make sure that it is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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What could stabbing pain in the hip and knee pain indicate?

What could stabbing pain in the hip and knee pain indicate?

More details needed: When is the pain present, what does it feel like, are there two separate pains or is it a continuous line of pain from your hip to knee. What was the mechanism of injury? Does it hurt when you press on the area. Some diagnoses include intrinsic hip and knee arthritis/ligament/tendon injuries, bursitis, radiculopathy, soft tissue strain, etc. Basically u need to be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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I have an oval shaped hard lump on the right side of my back between my waist and hip with stabbing pain.?

I have an oval shaped hard lump on the right side of my back between my waist and hip with stabbing pain.?

Hard lump w/ pain: You do not mention size. It could be a cyst either epidermal or ganglion pressing on nerve or abscess or mass. Would follow up with dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a constant stabbing pain in my lower right side low to where my hip bone is in line with. What could be causing this?

As above: U don't want to guess only, u want to find out what is wrong and to get treatment, see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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I have been having this awful stabbing pain in my lower back/hip area. It feels like a hard mass and feels like a burning tingling sensation?

I have been having this awful stabbing pain in my lower back/hip area. It feels like a hard mass and feels like a burning tingling sensation?

NSAIDs/Ice/Heat: Over the counter, you can try nsaids, ice/heat to the area. Also try getting a massage to see if that helps. Otherwise, it might be best to see doctor to see why you have this pain. ...Read more

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Diagnosed UTI, spread to kidneys. Stabbing pain left lower back, painful hips and ankles now. Is this normal and what can I do to alleviate the pain?

Diagnosed UTI, spread to kidneys. Stabbing pain left lower back, painful hips and ankles now. Is this normal and what can I do to alleviate the pain?

Not normal: Hi, if the UTI spread to kidneys, called pyelonephritis, then I hope that you are on antibiotics. Flank pain, under the back lower ribs, is common with pyelonephritis but painful hips and ankles is not a normal part of UTI or pyelonephritis. Therefore, it's best if you bring this to your doctor's attention so that the best treatment can be suggested. ...Read more

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About 3 mo. Stabbing pain deep in r. Hip down outside leg to knee very painful from standing to sitting & vice versa & walking - 59 yr. Female?

Varies: There are several possible causes, usually a detailed exam can determine the cause. The two most common causes are a sciatica (which is an irritation of a nerve in the back causing pain down the leg) and a tendinitis of the hip (known as tensor fascia lata syndrome). Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in lower abdomen, radiates through torso, hips, and shoulders. Causes/remedies?

Stabbing pain in lower abdomen, radiates through torso, hips, and shoulders. Causes/remedies?

Fibromyalgia: Teenagers w. chronic "stabbing" abdominal pain & chronic pain low back, torso, hips & shoulders have pain generation from multiple tissues & organs. Systemic autoimmune disorders are consideration as is fibromyalgia, which is highly associated w. irritable bowel syndrome. Rheumatologists discern fibromyalgia. Osteopaths skilled at diagnosing soft tissue, muscle/tendon/ligament, pain generators. ...Read more