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Had an MRI on my hip that showed a laberal tear but the orthopedic doesn't seem to think that is what is causing my hip pain, and now wants an MRI of my back...Why?

Had an MRI on my hip that showed a laberal tear but the orthopedic doesn't seem to think that is what is causing my hip pain, and now wants an MRI of my back...Why?

Hard to say: While the labral tear may be causing some pain in your hip, your md must think something else is going on he probably wants an MRI to see if you have a herniated disc which may be causing some radicular symptoms down the leg which includes the hip area obviously you don't want to have an arthroscopic procedure on your hip and then find out the pain was coming from a disc in your back. ...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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What may be causing my hip pain?

What may be causing my hip pain?

Hip pain: Several, from muscles, tendons, ligaments, soft tissues around the hip joint, or bone. Recommend consulting an orthopedic specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am having extream hip pain . I am only 16 and resently I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. What could be causing my hip pain?

Unlikely: Your are kind of young for hip pain related to osteoporosis. I would be more concerned about avascular necrosis of the hip which typically effects young people and athletes. A high lumbar disc herniation eg l12/l23 can give hip pain. Mri of the hip and lumbar spine would be a starting point for the work up. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my hip pain?

Need X-rays and eval: Many people believe they have hip pain when in truth they really have back pain. Your need to be evaluated by a physician and x rays need to be done. ...Read more

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What can cause my hip joint pain and how to improve it?

What can cause my hip joint pain and how to improve it?

A variety of things: You have osteoarthritis in your hip joints. You could also have pain referred from your si joint, lower back pain, or even your knee. See your doctor to better determine what is going on. ...Read more

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What could a cause of my chronic hip pain be? Doctors have determined its not from my tendons, muscle, or bones from an MRI they took.

What could a cause of my chronic hip pain be? Doctors have determined its not from my tendons, muscle, or bones from an MRI they took.

SIJ: 30 yo male has chronic "hip" pain undiagnosed by MRI. Common cause is sacroiliac joint (SIJ) subluxation disorder, which is a joint hypermobility disorder absent inflammation & undetected by all imaging studies, including SPECT scans. Diagnosis is made by a fluoroscopic guided diagnostic block & evaluation by an Osteopath. SIJ disorder is epidemic amongst young male extreme sport enthusiasts. ...Read more

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Help please? What is causing my hip/groin pain?

Many things can...: Many different conditions can cause hip / groin pain. Just a few in your age group include : early arthritis ( femoroacetabular impingement ), hip labral tears, referred pain from a lumbar disc injury, inguinal hernias , adductor muscle strain , "pubalgia", and many others. See your md for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could you explain what is causing my inner and outer hip pain?

Could you explain what is causing my inner and outer hip pain?

See details: Inner pain is hip joint pain. Outer pain is bursitis, tendinitis or lower back issues. Get the hip area evaluated and then you will know. ...Read more

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How can I find out what's causing my leg, back, and hip pain?

How can I find out what's causing my leg, back, and hip pain?

Get evaluated by doc: After reaching our maximal growth, we all are subjected to aging/deteriation, some a bit faster than others. Occasional ache/pain occurs in everyone at some point, but persistent pain should be evaluated. It is possible you may have sprain/strains, bursitis, degenerative joint disease etc...I would consult doc for an evaluation. In the meantime, motrin/aleve may help with pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes hip pain?

What causes hip pain?

Hip bursitis: It is likely that you have a condition called trochanteric bursitis of your hip--it is inflammation of the area surrounding the curve of the hip-thigh bone. Possibly resulted from excessive use/walking/running and/or laying on the side on a firm/hard surface too long. Hip arthritis and disc disease can cause hip pain as well. Motrin/aleve may help. If not better, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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