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I have started to have twinges of pain in my hip, mostly when

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I have started to have twinges of pain in my hip, mostly when rising after sitting but OK once I start walking. It can hurt if carrying heavy weights(e.g. a child) or if suddenly jolted. It can be uncomfortable in bed, especially when turning over. There is no sign of redness or swelling. I am a 56 year old female. Can you suggest a dianosis and recommend any treatments?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.

Does this pain travel down your legs ?

Since when do you have it ?

Do you have diabetes / heart disease ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Pain does not travel down leg.

Have felt twinges on and off for a couple of months.

No dabetes or heart disease.

Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.
Did this pain start after lifting weights / having a fall ?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.

This looks like a musculo skeletal pain that is related to degeneration of Lumbo - Sacral intervertebral discs.

This is an age related degeneration if intervertebral discs that causes them to bulge out and compress in the exiting nerve roots as they come out of the spinal cord.

This causes the pain while lifting weights.

You need to see an Orthopedician for an evaluation and X rays os yoru Lumbo- Sacral Spine.

If a bulge / degeneration is suspected in the X ray then an MRI would be needed to confirm the bulges and to know the degree of compression of the nerves.

Treatments range from rest, pain medicines to physiotherapy and minimaly invasive surgery.

Kind Regards,


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