Question by  deese7 (3)

What could be causing hip pain that radiates down my leg and is so painful it wakes me up at night?

I get temporary relief from putting a pillow under my leg. The pain goes away when I start moving. I am very active. This has persisted for about a week now. I have a bone spur on my right toe joint which cause chronic pain could that cause hip pain?


Answer by  electricshocks (25)

This means there's a problem on your lower back, it could be many things, arthritis ( Ankylosing Spondylitis), a herniated disk, or muscle strain. You need to see your doctor to get appropriate diagnosis. You shouldn't take any pain killers unless your doctor tells you to so.


Answer by  lauraRnpa (10)

It could very well sciatica pain, from the spinal or hip reigion. See a Doctor. They might want to do an MRI, if your active in sports or had a back or hip injury this could cause sciatica pain.


Answer by  CatherineKlay (440)

Walking "funny" because of the foot pain has thrown your back/hip out of alignment, which has irritated the sciatic nerve. The pain starts at the hip and radiates down.


Answer by  admoneat (25)

Could be caused by sciatic nerve, not bone spur. Lay on back, knees bent, with pillow between knees. Squeeze pillow. You'll notice cracking, in your inner thighs. Sometimes helps.


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

You might have a trapped nerve because when you move around the pain disappears. There might be a connection with the toe only a x-ray would tell you.


Answer by  Karen54 (971)

Sounds like the sciatic nerve that starts in your lower back and goes down the leg. Moving position will usually help, as well as ibuprophen every 4 hours.

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