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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?

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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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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Bad pain in hip When moving or exercising sends shooting pain down leg esp bad when running had to stop exercising?

Bad pain in hip When moving or exercising sends shooting pain down leg esp bad when running had to stop exercising?

Hip pain: Could be bursitis, tendonitis or arthritis amongst other reasons. Try stretching and OTC anti-inflammatory medication. Consult with your doctor if not better in 1-2 weeks. Best wishes getting back to your exercise routine. ...Read more

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Had thr 8/2010 my foot slipped off edge of sidewalk and ever since I have sharp shooting pain in hip and some pain to the groin?

Had  thr 8/2010 my foot slipped off edge of sidewalk and ever since I have sharp shooting pain in hip and some pain to the groin?

Hip pain: Those symptoms can signal a potential problem in the hip. An x-ray and a visit to an orthopaedic surgeon would be a good idea if the symptoms continue. ...Read more

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Took diflucan (fluconazole) 150 7 days ago. Mild cramping pain in lower abd and shooting pain in hip area for 3 to 4 days now. Side effect?

Not from fluconazole: Fluconazole (Diflucan®) isn't a likely cause of these symptoms. I don't know what to make of hip pain. Low abdominal pain raises concern you might not have had a yeast infection. If the main symptom was discharge (with or without odor) without itching/irritation, maybe you had gonorrhea or chlamydia and now have a tubal infection (PID). But of course only possible if at risk for STDs. See doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in hip both side like shooting pain and missing step when walking?

Pain in hip both side like shooting pain and missing step when walking?

Bilateral hip pain: Bilateral hip pain can be due to many causes: like osteoarthritis ( wear and tear arthritis), trochanteric bursitis ( bursitis means inflammation of a the bursa, a sac in btw your muscles and bones that gets easily inflamed), or spinal stenosis for example. You need further evaluation and treatment, if possible seek a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Lower back pain along with right buttock and right hip pain. Painful during movement. Looking down with chin on chest causes shooting pain down back.

Lower back pain along with right buttock and right hip pain. Painful during movement. Looking down with chin on chest causes shooting pain down back.

Sciatica: Although there are several possibilities, one if the more common causes is a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that can cause pain that runs into the hip. When you lower your chin, it increases the pressure in the spinal canal and can aggravate the symptoms like you are describing. The hip and the SI joint are also potential causes. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...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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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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What does it mean if I have a shooting pain starting in my hip and running down my leg?

What does it mean if I have a shooting pain starting in my hip and running down my leg?

Sciatica: A common cause for the type of "shooting pain" described is an injury to the sciatic nerve. Anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy are common treatments for nerve injuries, but the best treatment is to start off with a trip to a neurologist's office for an evaluation. ...Read more

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