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Hip Pain

Common causes of hip pain include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, sprain, strain, labral tear, and fractures. Sciatica can also present like hip pain. Hip pains can cause discomfort in the thighs, buttock, and groin region too. Pain killers, DMARDs, ice packs, rest, and hip supporting braces can relieve hip pains due to minor causes. Hip muscle strengthening exercises can be practiced regularly post-recovery to prevent future recurrence. Pain for prolonged periods should never be ignored, and immediate medical help should be sought.

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I have had right hip pain for three years, which increases while rotating my legs, and I have also started limping. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have right hip pain, probably from rotating movements while playing tennis. It hurts the most when I lie down and try to rotate my right leg bent over the left leg. In the final rotated position, not while rotating, I feel pain in the front of the leg in the head of the femur area. It l...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The pain you experience is due to an impingement in the hip joint. It would help if you mobilized your hip and pelvis. Also, strengthen your gluteus and hip musculature. The pain is due to repeated torsion that was there for a prolonged period. Again nothing to worry it i...  Read Full »

My girlfriend is having pain in her left leg and hip bone. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,My girlfriend is having pain in her left leg and hip bone. What could be the reason?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. The issue could be due to SI joint dysfunction, as sometimes when you apply sudden pressure there could be opposite movement resulting in the locked position of the joint resembling a protrusion leads to tremendou...  Read Full »

I have had knee pain for six years with hip and back pain which does not reduce on physiotherapy and medications. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been dealing with severe knee pain for the last six years as I am a dancer. But over the past two years, this pain has moved to my hip and my back. I have been going to a physiotherapist for the last eight months and have tried different procedures and exercises. Recently it has ...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I would like to have a look at the investigation you had done before and would be keen to know if you have taken an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Based on the MRI report of your back, I can suggest you something better as we need to kno...  Read Full »

I have been having tailbone pain after doing some hip flexibility exercises. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I have tight hips, and I cannot sit cross-legged. So I have started doing some hip flexibility exercises where I hold a pose for 30 to 45 seconds, and I try to push past my limits but later on, I feel pain in my tailbone. Is this pain normal? Kindly help.  Read Full »

K. Thomas Jefferson

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for your query.I understand your concern. I suspect that your pelvic floor muscles are weak. If you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, you should start getting some relief from the pain you are now having near the tailbone. First, you must tighten the urinar...  Read Full »

I have swelling in my left knee along with constant crackles in my left hip. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having issues with my left leg. As a dancer, I know that I push my body to extremes. My left hip constantly crackles when I move it laterally or in a circle, predominantly inwards. In addition, I have swelling on the outer side of my left knee. It is not large enough to be ...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I feel the popping or cracking sound could be some hip joint issue, maybe a kind of impingement, or sometimes even a weak glute strength may also result in a similar condition as the hip is subjected to overload, ...  Read Full »

I developed hip and knee pain after doing squats in my gym. How to overcome the pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I did squats during my gym session and developed pain in my hips and knees. But the pain is severe in my hips. The pain is persistent and does not go away. It has been there for the past four days. However, the pain has reduced a bit, but it is still there. What to do?Please give your sugg...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The pain is likely due to muscle soreness and typically occurs following a hard training session. So do not worry. However, I suggest you to follow the instructions mentioned below, 1. Icing is effective in reducing pain, so continue icing on the painful area frequently e...  Read Full »

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