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Left Hip pain (may be due to prolonged sitting)

I am having a severe pain in my left hip. The pain goes down to my thigh and left calf.
i can pinpoint the pain location by pressing the right area. Its on the outer side of hip just below the hip area. Almost near to the place where they put needle for injection.

I have suffered this problem 4-5 years back and at that time the physitherapist I consulted said that the pain is due to muscle stiffness. the pain disappears or gets almost to zero after stretching exercise.

I went to gym and did treadmil (walking only)and cross trainer for 20 minutes each and the leg was absolutely fine. but once i came back home, I started to feel the pain slowly and after sometime it increased.
The pain becomes unbearable during office hours as I need to sit on chair. Though I go and try to stretch my legs after an hour or so, but still its very painful to spend whole day.

A painful sensation goes down to my leg from hip whenever i stand up from sitting position. Its painful to bend and put on socks, to pick something from floor. I am very frustrated from all this.
Can you pls suggest remedies or anything that can help me bringing myself back to normal ?
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Hi!
I am sorry to hear about your medical problems.  Entirely based on the symptoms you describe it looks like sciatica, where the sacral nerve of sciatic nerve is either irritated or pressed upon. It generally happens when you bend or lift things the wrong way or sit for long in a particular position. However what can be serious is a slip disc or a bulging disc as the cause of this pain. The pain can also be due to irritation of the sciatic nerve from infections, injury, pressure from an adjacent bone, tumors etc.
A neurologist is the specialist you should approach. Maybe your PCP can help get an early appointment. A MRI will be required to access the situation. Some patients benefit by conservative treatment (pain killers, muscle relaxants and rest), others need varying degree of traction and few need surgery. Physiotherapy is definitely required. Refrain from lifting weights, bending and straightening with a jerk, jerky rides on roads etc. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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Hi.. thanks for the reply..
Just wanted to update few things on this...
I've been doing stretchings everyday and now the pain has come down to a great extent.
I dont get a painful sensation whenever i stand up from a sitting posture.
Plus there is no pain in lower back now.

I am having a mild pain only in the hip area and that too when I sit on chair for about an hour or wake up in morning. It feels like my hip has been squeezed tightly.
This feeling goes if I take a walk or stretch for few minutes.
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Please tell me its not a slip disc or bulging disc...
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