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What could cause pain after walking 20-30 minutes in the side and front of my upper thigh muscle?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 25, 2014
  • 03:32 PM

I have pain after walking 20-30 minutes in my upper thigh muscle, a small area at the top of my left leg on the side and in the front. I am 56 years old. I started having this happen last fall. I thought I had over worked the muscle so I resting it but it hasn't gone away. I can ride my bicycle and use the elliptical machine without it hurting. It only hurts while I'm walking. I told my doctor and she said I should do stretching exercises. I've done some stretching but it doesn't seem to be helping. I'm thinking that maybe I should ask for an x-ray. I'm wondering if it is arthritis or maybe bursitis. Since it only hurts while I'm walking, I haven't taken any anti inflammatory medicine since it would take a while before the medicine would start to help. A woman I know that is about my age (but has a history of arthritis in her family) said that was exactly what she felt and she ended up needing hip replacement surgery. I don't believe mine is that serious but what she said worries me. Can anyone help me know what is causing this and what I should do?

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