Hello. Newbie here. Hopefully someone with some ideas.
Twenty years ago had an L5S1 laminectomy. Did great. 100%. Last three years "hip" pain...not really apparently trochanteric bursitis in both "hips". Have been having frequent, every 3-4 months, steroid injections. The first one helped 100%. Since then they have only last 2-3 weeks. I cannot continue these injections forever due to the complications of them. Now, it has been 2.5 months since last injection on the right and I now have bilateral "hip", thigh, knee, shin and ankle pain. Much worse with standing or walking on very hard surfaces such as concrete. Also hurts a lot laying in bed particularly on my side and I am a side sleeper BUT it doesnt just hurt on the side I am laying on but the other one also. Sleep with pillow between legs. Also now have pretty bad knee aching, shin pains and ankle aching. Seemingly much of this is worse at night. I have had lumber MRI showing scar tissue and degeneration plus the surgical info from 1990. Also had sacral MRI. Nothing that shows anything why I am in so much discomfort. Wanting to change doctor but first appointment I can get is August 3rd. Sed rate, ANA, RA all normal. Cant sleep. Help. Any ideas to pursue. Thanks. p.s. I am female 66 years old