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What Causes Severe Pain In The Hips While Walking?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: Hi Dr. I am 73 and for the couple of months my thighs have been killing me when I walk and my hips hurt also. I have always kept in good shape and worked constructiion for 55 years. My right leg gets a sharp pain like the mussel gets stuck and then I strech my leg and something snaps and its ok foor a while. I never had trouble walking befor.
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Answered by Dr. Mahaveer Patil (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
needs further evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXX

Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

How was your day?

Hope this message finds you in good health.

I have gone through your query in detail and understand your concern.

I generally see many cases like this at my clinic.I give them rest,analgesics,anti-inflammatory tablets and ice pack till the symptoms reduce to some extent. Then i get an xray and if necessary an mri done to find out the exact reason.

In your case,there are 3 possibilities-

POSSIBILITY 1. SOFT TISSUE INFLAMMATION- there may be no bony involvement,only the soft tissues around the region might be inflammed that may be causing the pain

POSSIBILITY 2. NEUROPATHY / MUSCLE WEAKNESS- there may be a partial or complete inflammation of the nerves in that region that may be the root cause of such kind of pain.Also, low calcium and vitamins can cause such muscular pain in the legs ,especially thighs

POSSIBILITY 3. DISC PROLAPSE-there may be a compressed a nerve in the spine somewhere that might be causing radiating pain in those regions.Possibility of a disc prolapse should be kept in mind.

I suggest you get an Xray as well as an MRI done to find out the exact cause.
blood investigations, including calcium and vitamin D levels should be assessed.

Physiotherapy,analgesics,anti-inflammatory drugs should help till then.
Do get back to me after ur reports are ready.

You should eventually get back to normal in coming few days.Nothing to worry about.     

I hope your question has been answered.

Feel free to consult me anytime for follow-up queries.

Take care,God bless.
Wish you a healthy life : )

If you do not have any clarifications,you can close the discussion.
     
Kind Regards..

Dr Mahaveer Patil, (MBBS,MS,Mch)
Consulting Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

In future,you can contact me DIRECTLY on - http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-mahaveer-patil/71222

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What Causes Severe Pain In The Hips While Walking?

Brief Answer: needs further evaluation Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXX Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC.. How was your day? Hope this message finds you in good health. I have gone through your query in detail and understand your concern. I generally see many cases like this at my clinic.I give them rest,analgesics,anti-inflammatory tablets and ice pack till the symptoms reduce to some extent. Then i get an xray and if necessary an mri done to find out the exact reason. In your case,there are 3 possibilities- POSSIBILITY 1. SOFT TISSUE INFLAMMATION- there may be no bony involvement,only the soft tissues around the region might be inflammed that may be causing the pain POSSIBILITY 2. NEUROPATHY / MUSCLE WEAKNESS- there may be a partial or complete inflammation of the nerves in that region that may be the root cause of such kind of pain.Also, low calcium and vitamins can cause such muscular pain in the legs ,especially thighs POSSIBILITY 3. DISC PROLAPSE-there may be a compressed a nerve in the spine somewhere that might be causing radiating pain in those regions.Possibility of a disc prolapse should be kept in mind. I suggest you get an Xray as well as an MRI done to find out the exact cause. blood investigations, including calcium and vitamin D levels should be assessed. Physiotherapy,analgesics,anti-inflammatory drugs should help till then. Do get back to me after ur reports are ready. You should eventually get back to normal in coming few days.Nothing to worry about. I hope your question has been answered. Feel free to consult me anytime for follow-up queries. Take care,God bless. Wish you a healthy life : ) If you do not have any clarifications,you can close the discussion. Kind Regards.. Dr Mahaveer Patil, (MBBS,MS,Mch) Consulting Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon In future,you can contact me DIRECTLY on - http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-mahaveer-patil/71222 - If you were satisfied and happy with my answer ,PLEASE RATE THIS ANSWER AND LEAVE YOUR SINCERE FEEDBACK .