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Claire asked...

Tags: bones , knee

I broke my right femur 4 years ago and I am still suffering with pain. I get pins and needles in my leg all the way from hip to toes. I get severe pain in my hip and a constant ache.

I had pins in my knee removed, I am wondering if I should have the pin in my hip removed? I do have AXA healthcare through work and I have a letter from Doctors refering me to a specialist. Would physio help or surgery?

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The Answer

I think it would be a very good idea to see someone about the hip and leg pains. It could be that the pain is coming from the previously damaged hip. Sometimes the lower back can cause pins and needles down the leg along with pain in the hip, so it is worth being examined to find the exact cause first.

Physiotherapy is often recommended before surgery, because it can often help to avoid unnecessary operations. So I would recommend trying that first anyway.

Answered by Health at Hand nurses.


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