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I have had 4 months of constant pain which I think is generating

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I have had 4 months of constant pain which I think is generating from my hip traveling down my leg sometimes to my foot, X rays show no problems. The pain is worse when I try to lie down particularly on my side. My gp gave me a shot of steroids 2 days a go which has had no effect at all. I can generally cope with pain but Im becoming exhusted now and feel desperate. As I have had no real rest / sleep for such a long time my shoulder and neck are also 'tightening' and my lower back is aching. Any ideas please
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.

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With the symptoms that you are having you are most likely having a herniated disc or a bulging disc in the spine.

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X-ray are frequently normal and you would require a MRI for the diagnosis of this condition and then decide on the treatment options thereafter.

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If the disc bulge is severe then the most likely treatment would be surgery.

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Would this explain sore tender joints in the thigh and hip area?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It would explain " pain from my hip travelling down the leg sometimes to the foot"

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Tender joints will not be explained by this

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There may be associated arthritis.

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All this is confirmed if a MRI is done.

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