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What causes walking difficulty and radiating pain in hips and legs while walking?

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: After sitting on the bed with my feet up , I go to get up and I have pain in my right hip that radiates down my leg and it takes me a little while to be able to walk. What could be going on?
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Answered by Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Appears to be osteoarthritis of the right hip.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for asking.
I am Dr. Prakash HM and I will be answering your query.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows:

1. I can think of two possibilities based on your symptoms.

a. Osteoarthritis of right hip
b. Sciatica.

2. If you are able to bend, with your legs straight without a shooting pain in the lower back, then you do not have Sciatica.

3. It could be osteoarthritis of right hip. Initial movement will be painful and slowly improves. X-ray of the right hip can confirm the diagnosis.

4. Meet your doctor to get an X-ray of the right hip. For now, ibuprofen and heat application at site will be useful.

Hope it helps.
Any further queries, here to help again.

Dr. Prakash HM
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What causes walking difficulty and radiating pain in hips and legs while walking?

Brief Answer: Appears to be osteoarthritis of the right hip. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for asking. I am Dr. Prakash HM and I will be answering your query. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: 1. I can think of two possibilities based on your symptoms. a. Osteoarthritis of right hip b. Sciatica. 2. If you are able to bend, with your legs straight without a shooting pain in the lower back, then you do not have Sciatica. 3. It could be osteoarthritis of right hip. Initial movement will be painful and slowly improves. X-ray of the right hip can confirm the diagnosis. 4. Meet your doctor to get an X-ray of the right hip. For now, ibuprofen and heat application at site will be useful. Hope it helps. Any further queries, here to help again. Dr. Prakash HM