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Old 10-19-2003, 10:32 PM   #1
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I have recently had a very severe pain in my hip area when I move my leg in certain positions such as getting out of bed and out of a chair. The pain is quite bad and it shoots down my leg. All my doctor will give me is ibuprofen tablets. Could this be a symptom of oncoming arthitis. I am 60 in two weeks time.

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Old 10-22-2003, 01:53 PM   #2
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I started having really bad left hip pain about two years ago. I jog a lot so I figured that I needed new jogging shoes. New shoes helped some but the pain was still there. Went to the doc and had an x-ray done. Was told that I had some bursitis and was put on vioxx. It helped a lot and soon the pain was gone.

Now it's back and the vioxx isn't doing any good. I was told now to take 2 Aleve twice a day. I am scared to do so because I had an ulcer 6 months ago. Now I am looking for a natural supplement that can help. I was thinking of trying Knox Nutrajoint. I'm interested see if anyone here has has any experience with this product.

My pain is aggravated when you bring your left foot to your right knee. That motion makes me want to scream. Walking hurts but nothing like the other motion.

Old 10-26-2003, 08:03 PM   #3
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I had always been a limber kid and could put my foot behind my head and other funky stuff. I could (and still can) make my hips come out of joint (I don't do it intentionally NOW, whereas when I was a kid I did it to gross people out). This has caused me hip pain, sometimes to the extent where pain shoots down the leg, mostly down the back side.

The shooting pain is most likely the sciatic nerve being pinched somewhere in the hip. This MAY be a misalignment which can be adjusted by a chiro. I lifted some really heavy stuff a couple years ago and had to have my chiro YANK on my leg and twist to get it back in the right spot. Now THAT was fun.

If possible, have the hip joint x-rayed. That may show if anything is pressing against the nerve. If not, then a cat scan or mri would be better but is much more expensive. Great if you have insurance, although you wait for authorizations.

Arthritic pain (and I am very NEW to this) is more of a constant pain and/or stiffness. The shooting pain you described I believe is most definitely a NERVE pain.

Good luck!

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