Hip arthritis is also referred to as wear and tear arthritis. It is usually seen in older age groups of people. It could also result from a previous traumatic injury to the area. It usually requires hip replacement surgery on one or both sides, depending upon the damage caused by the condition and the patient's age.
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Why do I have pain above right hip?
Query: Dear doctor, I am having pain above my right hip. It feels a little swollen and a little pain in my lower back above the right hip. I can feel the pain more when taking a breath. My lower back feels like it is burning. Give me any advice. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have studied your case. As per your history, there can be hip arthritis which can be degenerative or due to avascular necrosis of femoral head (AVN). I will advise you to take an x-ray of hip again and you can consult me with the reports or with your doctor. After clini... Read Full »
Is my hip X-ray indicative of right hip labral tear?
Query: Hello doctor, Can you look at the X-rays of my right hip? What is the floating small white spec near the right hip joint? Is it a labral tear of right hip? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The tiny white spec near the right hip joint is a "loose body" also known as "detached osteophyte", or "spur". It is a part of the spectrum of osteoarthritis and also degenerative or ageing processes. And yes, when detached or loosened, it... Read Full »
Can you reverse avascular necrosis?
Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in thighs, hip joints and legs for more than a year. Reports indicate avascular necrosis stage 3. Doctor has recommended me hip replacement. I am really scared of this. Because I did a lot of research on internet about this. I got to know a lot of restriction and risk of dislo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for using this platform. From the information you provided, it seems like you have stage 3 avascular necrosis (AVN). While there are numerous causes for AVN and often there is no identifiable cause, the prognosis is not very favorable once you reach stage 3. ... Read Full »
Can you please help my father heal from continuous hip pain?
Query: Hi doctor, My father is having a continuous pain in his hip for the past four months. The pain can only be ease by consuming painkillers. The pain has prevented him from walking by himself. Most of the time, he cannot sleep throughout the night because of the pain. He is a diabetic and on regular In... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two possibilities, joint pain or nerve pain like sciatica. There can be multiple problems in the joint like age-related degeneration or arthritis, so we need to evaluate. What kind of pain is it? Is it a burning or pins and needles kind of pain? Does it trav... Read Full »
What causes hip pain and stiffness in older women?
Query: Hi doctor, My 72-year-old mother had surgery on her right hip four months ago. I have enclosed the x-ray taken after surgery. The right hip is fine now. However, there is stiffness and pain in the left hip and also difficulty in walking. Kindly have a look at the x-ray and let me know the problem w... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your mother's problem, and I hope to help you. I have seen the x-ray (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), and there appears to be arthritis of the left hip, and it will need replacement of the hip joint as this is the best... Read Full »
Please give a second opinion on my hip joint pain treatment.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 63 year old male. I had polio affected right leg, but have been leading a normal life since then. Recently, I developed pain in the right thigh joint, but able to walk normally. In some positions, it is painful. I have got my MRI study of the hip joint. The report is enclosed here... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would have been in a better position to answer your query if I had seen the plain x-ray of pelvis films and MRI films rather than just a report. From the description of your symptoms and the MRI report, it seems that you have an arthritic right hip joint, though I c... Read Full »
Is MRI needed for hip joint pain?
Query: Hi doctor, Since one month, I have been facing joint pain in my right leg and hip. I consulted a doctor at my native and he said that bone is worn-out at the joint. Again, when I consulted a doctor in my working place, he said that the cause of my pain is arthritis. The pain is not much. I am a 47 ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please elaborate your problem? Which activities make the pain worse? Are you able to sit cross leg or squat down? Do you have a fever or decreased appetite or any other symptoms? Do you have any pain in other joints as well? If you have x-ray of the affected h... Read Full »
What causes pain and twinges in the groin area during certain movements?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had pain in my lower stomach just above my crotch area for about seven weeks now. When I first went to my doctor with the complaint, he said I could have pulled a muscle. I have made an appointment to go back again, which he told me to do and he advised me to bring a urine sample. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel really sorry for the pain and twinges you feel on certain positions and movements. It really is bothersome and needs attention and care. Your symptoms typically seem to be due to osteoarthritis of the hip joint and that is a medical condition of the hip joint due t... Read Full »
Can problem in the hip cause knee pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I have stiffness and pain in thighs and knees for more than a year. I cannot sit properly and stand up instantly. I am having problem in each and every activity involving legs. I have reduced mobility and flexibility of legs. My report shows AVN stage 3 of hip joint, f... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hip avascular necrosis (AVN) and hip arthritis causes pain in the affected hip and also sometimes in the knees as the same nerve which supplies the hip also supplies the knee joint. It is called as obturator nerve. This nerve supplies both the joints. So if there is ... Read Full »