Fluky hip question

coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior MemberPosts: 6,460 Senior Member
So, my left hip has decided to make life "interesting" and has developed a habit of refusing to work as needed... when this happens, there is near excruciating pain, and next to zero strength or support in the left leg above the knee, often to the point of almost collapsing.  Usually a short time later, everything is back to normal, with a little weakness and only minimal discomfort to remind me that anything happened.  This can happen multiple times per day, or not at all for several days.  I've got an appointment set for later this month, but thought I'd ask here first, because that's what we do.  
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  • wddodgewddodge Senior Member Posts: 1,002 Senior Member
    Pinched nerve???  I've had good luck with a chiropractor over the years..

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    your lower spine klunk a lot and it goes away for a bit.?
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,862 Senior Member
    Yep, sounds like a nerve issue to me as well
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,936 Senior Member
    Slipped w/o falling, fell, shoveling? Pretty much all I have been working on since January, probably strained an adductor(groin), can turn into bursitis, Ice 10 on and one hour off, get it adjusted.
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  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 2,184 Senior Member
    edited March 14 #6
    Have you ever had a back injury? It could be coming back to haunt you.

    Did you do a lot of running or athletics when you were young?
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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,148 Senior Member
    If you have a spinal injury at L-4-5 it's possible that you have a nerve compression there that would cause those exact symptoms.
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,375 Senior Member
    Are you left handed? 
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  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 2,184 Senior Member
    Have you ever cried at a midnight screening of Cats?
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  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,460 Senior Member
    My original thought when this first happened was that the joint dislocated somehow, but I now agree that a pinched nerve is the most likely culprit.  I'm not left handed, but my wife is... I suppose it's possible she's cried at a screening of cats, but it seems unlikely she would have waited until midnight. 
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