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Leg pain - what could it be?

(7 Posts)
MakeTeaNotWar Fri 16-Dec-16 20:16:51

I'm 40, not overweight. I've been putting off a visit to the GP but for months now I've had a constant ache down my left leg. It starts in my hip and runs down my thigh and shin. Quite a dull pain but constant - and of course I immediately conclude it's bone cancer. Any ideas?

Idratherhaveacupoftea Fri 16-Dec-16 20:27:42

Sounds more like sciatica.

SpeckledyBanana Fri 16-Dec-16 20:29:15

I thought sciatica too. GP?

MakeTeaNotWar Fri 16-Dec-16 20:31:10

Yes I'll make a gp appointment. I think sciatica goes down back of leg though and this is down the front

makingyourmindup123 Fri 16-Dec-16 20:44:50

I have sciatica and that sounds just like my leg pain

iMatter Fri 16-Dec-16 20:47:08

Do you do a lot of exercise?

It might be that your IT band is tight and needs stretching/rolling.

loveyoutothemoon Sat 17-Dec-16 11:37:07

You can sciatica down the front.

Also check for any hard areas. In case of clots.

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