Re: Bursitis or MS related pain?
I have had sciatica for years and my husband broke his hip and now has arthritis in it. For both of us, when these conditions flare up, it not only affects the hips, but the entire leg. Partly because you may be walking differently which puts added stress on the lower leg and causes it to hurt.
Our doctors have told us that when the hip is affected, it can and often does affect the whole leg due to the pain, the way we have to walk, etc.
Right now, my husband is dealing with a smashed thumb. Hit it HARD with a hammer. It is horrible looking and he can't use it. It's also now affecting his index finger because he has had to be careful of the thumb, not use it, carries it differently and that has now affected the index finger because he is not using his thumb normally.
So your bursitis could be affecting the entire leg because of the hip.