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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes sharp pain in the right hip radiating to the thigh?

I am having a sharp pain starting at my right hip that radiates through the front of my thigh. I will be taking a step and pow for the next few steps .. It will fade to a dull ache.. then pow all over again.. it started a few days ago. I am a female, 42, 375lbs. I know I need to loose some weight but I have constant pain in my body. The GPs that I have been to treat me like I am just being a crybaby and I have seen a few. I have had knee surgery a few years ago for a torn meniscus and even he was like so you aren t playing around. you re MRI shows a tear. and I was like yeah the crutches are just for fun.
Wed, 6 Feb 2019
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The symptoms as mentioned in your post can be attributed to para-spinal spasm and entrapment of nerve fibers at the lower spinal region.

Other causes can be:
1. Inadequate hydration status & electrolyte imbalance of the body.
2. Dietary deficiencies of certain nutrients like Iron, Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Folic acid, etc. which help in blood formation & nerve conduction.
3. Peripheral neuropathy caused due to any fluctuation in blood pressure or blood sugar level.

Symptomatic relief can be obtained by intake of nervigenic agents (like Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic acid) as well as multivitamin & multimineral supplements including iron, calcium & Vitamin D needs to be added in your diet.
Physiotherapy & postural exercise will also be helpful.

If symptoms still persist, kindly consult a Neurologist & get a complete Neurological examination done.
Certain investigations like complete blood count, serum electrolyte estimation, fresh estimation of blood pressure & blood sugar levels & nerve conduction studies will be helpful to rule out any pathological cause for the symptoms.
X ray & MRI of lumbosacral spine can also be carried out to detect any nerve entrapment.

Wishing you a Good Health.
Take care.

Dr Polash Sannigrahi
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