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Inner thigh-groin pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
Hi, I am new to this site and am hoping to get some help! For the last 4 years I have suffered a progressive situation regarding intermitant disabling groin pain which has now progressed to being pretty much constant, and when walking is also painful down my right inner thigh to just above my knee.To minimise the pain I walk 'wierd' and am now causing myself to suffer back pain as a result. I have had umpteen tests all of which answer nothing. The pain in my inner thigh feels like it is coming from a large vein as well as muscular. All I know is that this situation is now massively effecting my everyday life and getting worse. Any ideas anyone?


  • Welcome to the board.

    I'm afraid I don't have any suggestions as to what is giving you that symptom, but I do have a suggestion. If I were you, I would go to a physiatrist. In case you are not familiar with this medical specialty, physiatry is a medical sub-specialty that is concerned with physical medicine and rehabilitation. A physiatrist is talented at diagnosing problems and will find a way to solve them short of surgery. This might include, sending you to physical therapy, the use of medications, or various other procedures, etc. They are specialists in analysizing body movement and taking clues from various body postures, etc.

    If you haven't had any luck with other doctors, I would suggest you look for a physiatrist. The one I go to is a woman and she is really terrific. She will also tell you when the time has come for surgery, if there are no better solutions.

    Have you had any pregnancies, or do you do you do a lot of cycling or ride horses? I'm wondering if you might have a pudendal nerve entrapment or something along those lines. Just trying to think of things in this area....

    Good luck trying to track down what is causing your pain.

    xx Gwennie
  • Hi Krista,
    I have groin pain too,my PM Dr has sugested it could be from L2 disk,(look at a dermatome chart)sacroilliac joint syndrome. I have had SJ joint injections,and just had a PLIF at the L2-L3 level and the groin pain is still there. In fact it's getting worse.I will get a "catch"in my left groin when I stand up straight.I read about the psoas muscle in our bodies.That one muscle can be responsible for alot of problems,including groin pain,low back pain and spasms.Problems with the psoas muscle are often times hard to diagnose and misdiagnosed as disk issues.Check it out,you may find some good information.I know how miserable that pain can be,hope you can get some relief! Take care Sagehen
  • It came from an annular tare at L3/L4 and was diagnosed as the culprit with a discogram. Good luck.
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