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What causes pain along hip joint?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Question: Hip pain. 45 years old, 5'11" 200lbs, no health related issues. On going hip pain ranging from mild to severe and usually in warm weather. Can usually 'walk' it off and after a few minutes of mobility pain dissipates. On-going for a number of years X-ray revealed nothing. Currently run an average of 3miles a day with no problem or pain after a few minute walk to warm up. Using Advil to manage pain. Any idea on cause or ways to alleviate pain?
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You history suggest early arthritis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have studied your case.
You history suggest early arthritis.
Pain along hip joint indicates possibility of early hip arthritis.
Hip arthritis can be degenerative or due to avascular necrosis of femoral head [AVN].
I will advise you do MRI of hip and you can consult me with reports or with your doctor.
Hip pain can be due to spinal nerve compression.MRI spine will help to diagnose the condition.
This can be weight related also.
Till time take analgesic and cartilage protecting medication like glucosamine sulphate.
For hip arthritis joint flexion, extension and rotation exercises will help.
Physiotherapist will help you better to learn more exercises in proper protocol.

Diet rich in calcium and protein will help

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.

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What causes pain along hip joint?

Brief Answer: You history suggest early arthritis. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. You history suggest early arthritis. Pain along hip joint indicates possibility of early hip arthritis. Hip arthritis can be degenerative or due to avascular necrosis of femoral head [AVN]. I will advise you do MRI of hip and you can consult me with reports or with your doctor. Hip pain can be due to spinal nerve compression.MRI spine will help to diagnose the condition. This can be weight related also. Till time take analgesic and cartilage protecting medication like glucosamine sulphate. For hip arthritis joint flexion, extension and rotation exercises will help. Physiotherapist will help you better to learn more exercises in proper protocol. Diet rich in calcium and protein will help Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.