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I have pain in the lower hip and down the left leg after sitting for any period of time.

Question: I have pain in the lower hip and down the left leg after sitting for any period of time.

I run every morning about 3-4 miles. I suffer severe leg pain after sitting for a period of 30 minutes or longer.

Do you think it's the hip or the leg? Or a back injury?

Answer:

Do you also get twinging and stiffness in the leg/ hip area (especially after running)? Your symptom is one I had and I was diagnosed with Displacia. Basically the hip socket wasn't fully formed which meant the bone rubbed. It's very rare so it's unlikely you have it and if you find running no problem then it may well be something else. It took three years and four specialists to get diagnosed though so have a look and if it fits your symptoms ask you GP or specialist about it. http://www.noc.nhs.uk/hipandknee/information/hip/dysplasia.aspx
http://www.hipsforyou.com/pao.php