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I have recently been diagnosed with shingles and prescribed

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I have recently been diagnosed with shingles and prescribed the appropriate anti viral medication which I finished last evening. My rash is subsiding nicely and I have very little surface pain or itching. What I am suffering is deep seated pain in my hip and down my leg to my knee. The pain is like sciatica and started around the same time as the shingles rash. Is this likely to be co-incidental or can shingles cause deep joint pain like this?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 8 months ago.

Hi. Welcome to JustAnswer. I am Dr Uzair.
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Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 8 months ago.

Muscle and joint pain is common associated symptom with shingles. Nothing to worry about. You can take ibuprofen for that.

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Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 8 months ago.

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