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leg pain from hip osteoarthritis?
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mitchmcc posted:
I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the left hip. Most of the time, it is just annoying, although sometimes it can hurt pretty bad. I would say as well that usually it seems clear that the problem *is* in the hip joint.

But sometimes, the pain can be excruciating, and it can occur in many places on my left leg, from the outside of my upper thigh, which can even hurt to the touch, to my knee, to down my calf. Sometimes this other pain feels like bone, other times perhaps muscle (?). This does not feel like nerve pain.

My question is: how likely is it that this is all related to *just* the hip arthritis? Or should I be worried about something else?
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diytestkitsdotcom responded:
Hi mitchmcc,

I know you must be really worried about those leg pains, but it's normal for someone with osteoarthritis to feel those. Conditions that affect the joints, bones, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, and even skin can cause pain in the area where they occur. This very concise article (http://www.medicinenet.com/leg_pain/symptoms.htm ) by Dr. Stoppler might explain this better.

Furthermore, this article (http://www.arthritis.com/osteoarthritis_symptoms ) will tell you that osteoarthritis on the hips can cause pain in several areas, aside from the difficulty of movements like bending, and walking.

This must be a very difficult time for you. I'm sorry for all the pain you might be experiencing. I do hope that you will get better in time.

By the way, are you taking any Vitamin D supplements? Do you think your body has enough of it to keep your bones in shape?

If you have no idea, I think you really should look into it. This type of vitamin is crucial in making the bones stronger and healthier. You could go to a lab and have yourself tested, or if you find that it's too inconvenient for you to do so, have someone buy you a home testing kit like this one: http://www.diytestkits.com/vitamin-d-25-oh-test-home-blood-testing-kit-zrt-labs-p-198.html?utm_source=referral%E2%80%8B&utm_medium=forum&utm_campaign=webmd

You can also read this article (http://www.steadyhealth.com/articles/what-vitamin-d-has-to-offer-for-cancer-patients-a3754.html ) to know more about why Vitamin D is very important to us and our health. It will also explain to you all the benefits to be reaped when you properly equip yourself with this vitamin in your system.

I hope I had helped shed some light on your concerns. I hope the best for you. Feel better soon!
 
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mitchmcc replied to diytestkitsdotcom's response:
Thanks for the information.. that helps a lot. As for Vitamin D, I eat a very complete, balanced diet and take a multi-vitamin, but will certainly look at those articles.


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