Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

129 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes muscle ache in the hips and legs?

I have all over muscle aches, pain in my hips, legs, knees, and feet. Had an MRI that showed 2 moderately bulged discs but the surgeon does not see a need for surgery yet. What can be causing so much pain and what other tests should I consider to find the source.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
Report Abuse
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Muscle aches at hips and joint may be due to hypothyroidism or anemia or anxiety or Viral fever or other auto immune disorders etc.
Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is.
Avoid spicy food and alcohol avoid smoking and caffeine drinks.
Bulged discs may can cause above problems but symptoms may depends upon the severity of the disease. Use physiotherapy or spinal exercise, please consult your doctor if symptoms not improved then he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

What causes muscle pain and weakness ?

doctor1 MD

Vertebrae below my belt ached all the time /sensitive. Legs tire out. The left hip area hurts alot when I go from standing to sitting or when I try to raise my left leg My right toes are numb. Left middle to outer quad is numb & has sporadic pain. Lower back(2 inches below and 3 inches above) is tight

doctor1 MD

I ve had lower back pain for two weeks. Initially I though it would get better but it hasn t. Pain is radiating down my left leg and it has a numb feeling at times, also my left hip has started hurting. I ve tried heating pads/massage pads but it hasn t helped. I ve had pulled muscles in my back before but never lower in my hip/tale bone area and they have gotten better within a week or two.