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I have been walking a lot and recently developed a pain in

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I have been walking a lot and recently developed a pain in my hip. At night or when I'm sitting it hurts all the way down my leg. If I resume walking it gets worse; if I rest for a few days, it's better. Is it an inflammation of some sort and can I keep walking or will that be damaging?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

this is Dr. David

pain is often a sign of injury or inflammation.

how old are you?

I would see your doctor before continuing to walk like this

you might need a hip xray or MRI scan to see what is going on

this could be bad arthritis or burisitis or tendonitis in your hip.

you might need a steroid injection into your hip to decrease inflammation.

you could have siatica pinched nerves in your lower back causing pain to go into your hip and radiate down into your leg.

do you have a doctor you can see who can examine your hip and lower back area?