Patients who report "hip pain" often point to the side of the hip over the region of the greater trochanter . The greater trochanter can be felt along the side of your hip. It is a large bump that juts outward from the top of the femur. Large and important muscles connect to the greater trochanter. One muscle is the gluteus medius . It is a key muscle for keeping the pelvis level during standing and walking. Pain over the greater trochanter is called lateral hip pain . But true hip joint pain really occurs in the front of the body close to the groin area or deep in the buttocks. Pain in the area of the greater trochanter is more likely from problems with the gluteal (buttock) muscles. In this study, patients with lateral hip pain were examined by physical therapists (PTs). MRIs were also taken. The results of these two test measures were analyzed and compared. The study had three areas of focus: 1) Use MRIs to find out which soft tissue structures may be the cause of lateral hip pain. 2) S...
I was applying pressure this morning to something an had the sharpest pain shoot from the back to side side of the right side of my head. I stopped for a minute then continued what I was doing and it happened again. All I could think about was an Aneurysm. Could this be and what should I do I am scared? Joanne.
Statistically, it's unlikely to be an aneurysm, but you certainly don't want to find yourself on the wrong end of those statistics. Any unexplained head pain should be investigated. Please see your doctor as soon as possible.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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Full Question: I have been getting a sharp pain on the right side of my temple... it is short and quick but it comes and goes. Sometimes it does not happen for a long period of time and then it comes back again. Do you have any idea what this could be and should I have it checked out? Thank you, Shirley. Answer: Dear Shirley; There are any number of things this could be. Some of them are harmless, some require medical care. Yes, you need to see your doctor and get it checked out. We can't diagnose via the Internet. That can only be done by a physician who can review your medical records and symptoms and conduct a proper examination. One possibility to discuss with your doctor is ice pick headaches. You can read more in Ice Pick Headaches - the Basics . Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists . Another good source of informa...
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