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I was diagnozed as suffering from Bursitis in the left hip

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I was diagnozed as suffering from Bursitis in the left hip 2 days ago. Ibuprofen (400gms) 3xday with food was prescribed and has been taken as prescribed. The pain is in my lower leg and increased considerably after diagnosis and is not improving. The pain is excrutiating when I try to walk eg to the bathroom. Is this amount of pain to be expected?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
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Bursitis of hip should cause pain around the hip joint.

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But you are experiencing more pain in the lower leg.

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That is not expected.

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This can be caused by sciatica or pinched nerve at the hip joint or your lower back.

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The pain usually radiates to the lower leg in case of nerve related problem.

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Another possibility can be blood clot in your lower leg veins.

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That can cause severe pain in lower leg.

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Given these possibilities, you should consider going to the local hospital today clinical evaluation.

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If no blood clot, then you will need stronger pain medication and also steroid injection in the hip joint.

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