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Onlinedoc, General Physician
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 2452
Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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I have hip pain really bad in my left hip. The pain is worst

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Good morning,
JA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?
Customer: I have hip pain really bad in my left hip. The pain is worst at night and it runs down the front part of the left thigh. It's like a numbness no sorry, it's like a numbness down the front of the thigh and it flares up around the left knee. My question is: is there an excerise that could ease the pain. It really only hurts worst during bedtime or laying down
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: It's worst when I go to bed or lay down on that side. I can only sit up to sleep comfortably
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I do have degenerated arthritis that began in my knees (both) and in my shoulders and now has spread. I have "no" carthige in either of my knees. I take 800mg twice a day of iponphrone for the pass 23 years. It's not working.
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 8 days ago.

Hello and thanks for your question.
It's my first priority to help you.

I understand your concern.

As per your description,it's nerve compression resulting in numbness,pain radiating to leg at certain positions like lay down.

Please go through link for exercises-

You should also consider physical therapy under physical therapist.

As you have degenerative arthritic changes so I would advise you to try such exercises gently and avoid forcefully as much as you can do comfortably.

Also warm compresses with a heating pad and gentle massage with topical diclofenac sodium ointment can be tried.

You should see your doctor if your symptoms'll persist.

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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 8 days ago.

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