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Lack of power in leg, difficulty lifting leg. Normal hip X-ray

I have had trouble with my right upper leg / groin area. Symptoms include lack of pewer in leg, having to lift right leg into car, pain using the brake pedal in car, difficulty and pain lifting right leg to put on socks or trousers. Sometimes it suddenly gives way and I can t put amy weight on my right leg. Other times it will be absloutely fine with no symptoms. I have had my hip x-rayed and there is no wear and tear so it is not a joint problem.
Asked On : Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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The sudden loss of power in your right leg can be a nerve related problem. Nerve root compression at the level of lumbar spine can cause such symptoms. You need to get an MRI of the lower spine done for proper diagnosis and treatment.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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