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thigh buttock leg pain

I had LEFT knee arthroscopy for torn meniscus . the doctor says I have arthritis behind the front of the knee and he repaired the torn tendons, and said after recovery he would treat the arthritis in the office.  I started physical therapy two and a half weeks ago, but now I have developed a pain on the outside of the RIGHT buttock or hip.. the pain doesn't bother me when i am sitting or laying down, but walking is excruciating and it radiates to the back of the thigh and the outside of the upper calf... what can this be?  I am in pretty good physical condition, sixty seven years old and was exercising on a regular basis before surgery....
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Hi,
    Thanks for writing in. Pain in the buttocks radiating into the thigh and upper part of calf could be due to damage to the nerves, strained muscles, obstructed blood supply to the muscles of the lower limb and also due to certain degenerative diseases in the bones.

In your case, as it is already diagnosed as osteoarthritis, there is a possibility of increased inflammation in the hip joint, that could happen due to stress, infection etc. Osteoarthritis of hip is a common degenerative hip joint disorder that tends to affect older people. The main symptom is pain in the buttocks, thigh and calf. Treatment involves rest and antinflammatory drugs until pain subsides. Also antibiotics and hormone terapy can be implicated depending upon the severity.

I would advise to get an X-ray done and treatment accordingly.
Take care.

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Thank you for replying to my post... I will be going to the doctor this week... I am rather afraid to continue with pt because I feel that it made it worse...
thanks again
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