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Can arthritis in the hip cause sciatica and weakness in legs.

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Hip arthritis

True sciatica is a pinch of the sciatic nerve usually in the spine.
Hip arthritis does not commonly pinch sciatic nerve but can cause pain in groin and radiate down to knee via obturator nerve. Muscle weakness can occur due to difficulty exercising. However, you may have separate back issues going on.

In brief: Hip arthritis

True sciatica is a pinch of the sciatic nerve usually in the spine.
Hip arthritis does not commonly pinch sciatic nerve but can cause pain in groin and radiate down to knee via obturator nerve. Muscle weakness can occur due to difficulty exercising. However, you may have separate back issues going on.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
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In brief: Possibly

However its an indirect cause since it will make you change your gait because of the hip pain and then the new forces on your spine will take effect.
It will be these new stresses on your spine that will cause herniated disc, arthritis or even spinal stenosis which then result in sciatica and problems in your legs. See a musculoskeletal and spine specialist to determine what treatments you need.

In brief: Possibly

However its an indirect cause since it will make you change your gait because of the hip pain and then the new forces on your spine will take effect.
It will be these new stresses on your spine that will cause herniated disc, arthritis or even spinal stenosis which then result in sciatica and problems in your legs. See a musculoskeletal and spine specialist to determine what treatments you need.
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