For 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-year-old male. I am currently on Ultracet. Also, my doctor said that he can find out the exact problem only after an MRI. What do I suppose to do now? Please suggest me.
Can you please elaborate on 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 an X-ray of the affected hip, then kindly attach them.
I am having pain in the hip joint. Yes, I can sit cross-legs without any problem. But, I feel little pain when I walk or run. I do not have a fever or other issues. There is no pain in the other joints. The pain will be more when I stand for a long time and will subside with rest. I do not have any medical issues such as BP or sugar. I am using Ultracet only for the past five days and I am not on any other medication.
Thank you for posting your x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You seem to have osteoarthritis, but the x-ray is not clear. There is a possibility of avascular necrosis of hip with secondary osteoarthritisand for which your doctor has recommended an MRI scan. My advice is same and I agree with your doctor for getting the MRI scanand confirmation of the condition. The second possibility is of transient osteoporosis of the hip and for this condition too MRI scan is required.
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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 s Read full
.. 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? Read full
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