I Have A Torn Meniscus And Have Been Having Alot Of Pain In My Right Hip... Tear Is Also In My Right Knee... Is It Possible That Is Why My Right Hip Is So Painful

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I Have A Torn Meniscus And Have Been Having Alot Of Pain In My Right Hip... Tear Is Also In My Right Knee... Is It Possible That Is Why My Right Hip Is So Painful

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Yes, injuries in the lower leg can effect the hip and lower back. In fact, those with lower leg injury are much more likely to have lower back problems. Why does your "hip" hurt is another matter and dependent on where exactly the pain is coming from. Is it the groin? The Buttock? The Trochanter? A doctor will need to examine you inorder to determine the exact diagnosis of your "hip" pain.

Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

Answered by Christina Lasich, MD