• Cathy Cathy
    July 17, 2010
    What causes pain from butt and hips down the legs?
    Cathy Cathy
    July 17, 2010

    I have pain in my hip that has now moved down my leg.  Is this leg pain related to the hip pain, or is it a different problem?

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    July 19, 2010
    Cort
    Health Guide
    July 19, 2010

    First, it's important to determine where the hip pain is coming from. Hip pain can be caused by lower back problems, which, in turn, can cause pain coursing down the leg. This is commonly known as sciatica and you often notice pain down the back of the leg sometimes all the way into the foot. On the other hand, hip pain can be caused by problems with the hip itself, including arthritis, damage to the bone, etc. It's best to let a doctor be the one to decide what's causing the problem, particularly if it persists for a long time.

     

    Here are some links that you might find useful, Cathy.  Good luck!

     

    7 Surprising Causes of Back Pain

    The Most Notorious Sources of Pain at Work and Their Solutions

    Why Yoga May Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain


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