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My name is ***** *****. I have a pain in the groin area

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Customer: My name is ***** *****. I have a pain in the groin area which causes difficulty walking especially after rest or driving. I do have a torn meniscus in that leg but it is not causing me pain.
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Customer: I have thought it was a hip issue but the pain is in the groin. After sitting or driving I can hardly walk. I am a healthy 66 with only knee issues that I see an orthopedist for. He thought it might be the IT Band but exercises have not helped.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


In fact hip pain refers to the groin.

It can be a hip problem.

It can be groin muscle strain, hernia or other problem.

It is not IT band.

See your orthopedist, get an exam

Probably hip x ray.

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