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My dad has stabbing pain in his rt hip joint with shooting pain along the side of the thigh till his knee he did an x-ray on the joint (normal )?

My dad has stabbing pain in his rt hip joint with shooting pain along the side of the thigh till his knee he did an x-ray on the joint (normal )?

Maybe pinched nerve: Hip disease can give you leg pain but usually in top of thigh. Pain down the side of thigh could be pinched L5 nerve. An MRI of Lumbar Spine is the best image to see pinched nerve and a Spine Surgeon is the best physician to rule this out. ...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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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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Twice this week i've had stabbing hip joint pain which left me unable to walk for 20 minutes. Hurts to rotate leg inward. I am completely fine afterwards. Not overweight, no injury or back pain. Help?

Twice this week i've had stabbing hip joint pain which left me unable to walk for 20 minutes. Hurts to rotate leg inward. I am completely fine afterwards. Not overweight, no injury or back pain. Help?

Hard to say. : It is hard to say. Usually pain that suddenly comes and goes like that is known as colic and is usually not associated with the hip itself. You may want to be seen to rule out an abdominal or pelvic cause, as in a kidney stone for example. ...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 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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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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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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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 ?

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 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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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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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

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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I have muscle weakness in hand and stabbing pain above right hip, what to do?

I have muscle weakness in hand and stabbing pain above right hip, what to do?

If new weakness: And new stabbing pain above right hip, go to emergency room. ...Read more

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I have a painful hip when relaxing, needle-like stabbing pain in the outer thigh, and a mild burning sensation in foot. All on the same side?

Sciatica variety: A good physical therapist or massage therapist or chiropractor might have ways to both Dx an Tx you and provide exercises to heal damage and strengthen other muscles to offset the imbalance. It can be simple or complex and needs an eval by an expert. ...Read more

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Lower right back pain above hip. Hurt constant when lying on back and when to get up excruciating pain. I'm peeing fine. Burning stabbing pain. ?

Lower right back pain above hip. Hurt constant when lying on back and when to get up excruciating pain. I'm peeing fine. Burning stabbing pain. ?

Renal colic : Your symptoms are suspect for an obstructing ureteral calculus but could be musculoskeletal. With he intensity of pain i suggest urgent medical evaluation either at an urgent care, er or with your primary care physician or urologist. They will most likely obtain a urine for urinalysis as well as perform either a renal ultrasound and kub x-ray but more likely a plain ct scan of the abd and pelvis. ...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 wasnt 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 wasnt 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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My hip hurts a lot by my SI and on the actual hip joint and the outside. I feel like I dont have any cartilage left.I was a gymnast and I dance.I'm 20?

My hip hurts a lot by my SI and on the actual hip joint and the outside. I feel like I dont have any cartilage left.I was a gymnast and I dance.I'm 20?

Time for an exam: It sounds like you are feeling lower back pain near your sacroiliac joint and on the outside of your hip, near the greater trochanter of your femur. The hip joint is in the groin. If you are feeling pain in your lower back and it is radiating to the outside of your thigh, and you feel joint pain as well, you should get a physical exam and possibly x-rays. Your doctor will evaluate all causes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stiffness around the hip joint?

What are the causes of stiffness around the hip joint?

Arthritis: Low grade arthritis is probably the most common cause. Be warned, many people mistake low back pain for hip pain. Get it evaluated. ...Read more