I am sick to death of this hip and back pain I've had for years! It used to come and go, now in the last year or so it is constant! Most days I can stand it, I'd only rate it a 2-3/10, but some days (and especially, nights), it is more like a 5-6 and even keeps me awake. It can be a deep, throbbing pain at times, when it is at it's worst. I am a 46 y/o female, not overweight, in pretty good shape.
It is only on the right side. I ALWAYS have a pain in my lower back on that side. It seems to center in my hip, sometimes in the front, but mainly it is a "deep" pain that I really can't palpate. Sometimes it is in the front of my leg, but infrequently.
I've had Orthopedists look at it twice, and my bones are great, supposedly. I guess that means soft tissue. I've done tons of reading, and I don't fit any particular syndrome or whatever. It's not sciatica. I'm becoming convinced that I just have looser tendons/ligaments on that side, and it is making muscles work harder or something. Is prolotherapy something that works? Who should I see? A chiropractor maybe?
I apologize for whining when I know there are people on here that truly have awful pain, but this is just dragging me down, mainly b/c it's so damn constant! Argh!