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I would like to get some additional information from you so that I can provide my best and learned opinion.
1. Is the pain radiating down to the legs ? or only present on the thighs ?
2. Is there any shock like sensation / pain while bending or moving ?
3. Is there a "lightning pain" or "shooting pain" occasionally in addition to the current symptoms ?
4. While lying down, which position makes you comfortable - eg lying on the right side. Lying on back with a pillow under knees etc
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Patient replied :
The pain is only present in the thigh - left thigh
There is not a shock like sensation when bending or moving.
When bending or moving there is a lightning/shooting pain - but just in the area - not down the leg
When lying down, lying on my stomach is the most comfortable position.
The symptom pattern is suggestive of an pinched nerve or lumbar radiculopathy. Although the symptoms are not very typical this is the most likely cause. The pinched or compressed nerve could be due a disc prolapse or mini fracture leading on to compression of the lumbar nerves when they come out of the spinal cord. Another less likely , but possible explanation is a muscle or ligament injury around the hip joint.
Either way you will need rest and NSAID (pain medications) in consult with your Doctor. A Xray of the Hip needs to be taken. And and MRI if clinical examination is suggestive of a compression. I recommend you to get in touch with your GP.
Hope this helps
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