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My mother (50 years old) are having a problem with her left hip. She explains that when she walked a lot the pain travel from her hip down towards her ankle. She struggles to walk after long periods of sitting. She didn't fall or hurt the hip and also got a new very expensive mattress for back an hip problems, yet the problem with her hip is not getting better. She doesn't want to go to doctor because the pain comes and goes. I want to know what is possible diagnosis. Can it be solved by some hip exercises or can it be a series problem like osteoporosis.

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Osteoporosis after menopause is quite common and causes bone tenderness. In your mother's case you have written about hip joint of left side, but I think it is sciatica of left side. The costly mattress you mentioned, if is a foam coir 4 inch thick mattress then it is going to worsen the problem. She needs a hard flat bed and extension exercises to her lower back. She should avoid forward bending and weight lifting. An xray of lumbosacral spine is needed to rule out any destructive pathology. Bone densitometry can show status of Osteoporosis.
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Its seems to be a lower back pain radiating from behind till d ankles ,, you meed specific medicines for this pain ,,
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