Upper right leg pain. Does anyone know wats causing it.

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Ive had pain at bottom of my back and hip for years now but also get pain in upper right leg which lasts for days or wks then goes away for a few wks then back again. The pain is continues even wen in bed and never eases till the episode stops. Same each time. Ive had an xray and 3 mris and a nuclear scan but all came bak ok. I went to gp coz i thout my pinky was broke and she looked at my hand and told me i had osteoarthritis but thout it strange nothing showed on scans. Does anyone know wat the pain in upper right leg is. Cant sleep frm it.

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    Might be the sciatic nerve - my partner doesnt have OA in the hip, back or leg but gets excrutiating pain from his back radiating into his hip and down his leg - his doctor said it was possibly sciatica and just to take anti inflammatories.  It does pass but can last for a week or more and comes back every so often.  He's had scans too and nothing much shows up.

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      Nothing much showed up on my partner's MRI either but when he first got the pain and couldnt go to work, I made him go see the doctor and specifically ask about a trapped nerve/sciatica.  He did and our GP just said 'it probably is' and sent him home with a prescription for painkillers plus told him to take ibuprofen.  They do love shoving pills on us dont they

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    Ask,doc for PT. Help,improve muscle and tendon strength. It could be siaticia and building disc. See a back specialist. Very important sometime MRI or X-rays don't alway show up the issue and radiologists are not always experienced.

    contine to press for answers .youmdeserve to know! 

    Hopexxx

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      I think its sciatica aswell. Ur rite about scans coz it never showed osteoarthritis either. Only thing that showed was a bone island. Ive jst changed gps so il pick their brains. Thanx
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      I had pain in leg for 5 years . It turned out a hairline fracture never showed up in MRIs / X-rays or were read properly by radiologists .

      oh I just love walking with a cane for no reason. My GP gave me a handicap permit for pete sake. I miss the old gays when docs took more responsibility for patient care rather than depend on tests and computers. YIKES 😖

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    Make a mixture f campher cream and the strongest powder pain relief you can get. In South Africa we got Grandpa. Mix that properly and rub into affected area. Don't use sparingly, but in abondance. You will find within a couple of minute a beg relief of pain.

    WARNING: Do not use more than 4 days continuesly.

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    It could be bursitis. That would explain the episodic nature of it - stopping and starting is common, but unless dealt with, it always get worse. And it is actually easy to solve! It's possible to have steroid injections to reduce the inflammation, but a good physiotherapist can show you how yo massage it, which both relieves the pain and helps stop it coming back. It also wouldn't show on any scans or x rays. Doctors often miss it - a physio would be better as they know exactly where to feel to see how inflamed the bursa are. They are in the back/side of the hip, but can cause pain in the hip, lower back and upper leg. When I had it it caused excruciating pain. Luckily my doctor was on the ball and I had a physio appointment within days.

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