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Stiffness and pain in the thigh - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
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User :   Left hip was diagnosed by 2 orthor surgeons as need replacement. pain is in outer thigh muscles and very tight. wore back brace today as experiment and hip was alot better. physical therapy tried, stretches blah blah. stairs just about kill me. compressed nerve?
Doctor :   Is the pain increasing on any movement ?
Doctor :   If so which movements make it worse
User :   Stairs very bad.
Doctor :   Would it reduce on taking rest for a while?
Doctor :   Do you have tingling or numbness near the area?
User :   Yes, but very active person. NO numbness
Doctor :   Do you have loss of sensation over a patch of skin
User :   No, but outer thigh muscles tight and burn if rubbed.
Doctor :   What is your age and occupation? Your height and weight also shall help.
User :   62 female, was XXX 140 lbs. 5'6" XXX
Doctor :   Were you injured previously?
Doctor :   Any sports caused you this problem?
Doctor :   Since when do you have this problem?
User :   No but back trouble and pain on butt sometimes. take alleve too much, no injury I remember.
User :   at least 3 years. Drs. up here not too good.
Doctor :   Is MRI of the Hip joint done?
Doctor :   Any report or opinion given?
User :   arthritis left hip
Doctor :   Is the pain growing worse since the gradual start?
User :   no MRI which I am hopeing to get
Doctor :   Did you start on exercises (physiotherapy or chiropractor)
User :   yes, dull grinding ache even while lying down at night
User :   have done 3 month physical therapy didn't work
Doctor :   Ok, then the next alternative is Hip replacement
Doctor :   if you still continue on pain and progressing
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