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Question: Pain in Right Knee and Left Hip-Can Barely Walk

 Jessicat2010 - Fri May 15, 2009 9:36 am

I am just 29 years old but in the last week my right knee started to hurt, exspecially when I tried to walk up the stairs I started taking one step at a time, left leg first then pulling right leg up. Then two days ago my left hip started to hurt, too. The pain in my hip is now far out doing the pain in my knee. With the two combined I really can barely walk... I was too scared to even carry around my 4 month old baby, scared I was going to fall. I am in pain sitting still, too! I don't remember any specific injury to cause all these problems I don't even know what Dr to call to help me or what could be wrong with me. Any ideas for help, please?!
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:03 pm

User avatar Hello,
I recommend starting with a visit to your family physician who can take your history and evaluate the limbs.

This may be something as simple as mild arthritis in the knee...but probably what happened is that the right knee pain started then by compensating to the left leg (using it more), the hip started hurting. This is very common.

Again, both sites of pain can be managed by your family physician.

Take care.

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