Ok, where do I start ????
My pain started 2 years ago and my specialist has just told me they don't know what is wrong and to now come back in 6 months time to see if it's any better, so I have decided to join here for any advice, help or guidance!
Before I start I need to tell you that I have always had a weird uncomfortable pain in my right hip, it clicks when I walk sometimes and if I put my hand on the joint on the side of my hip (I know the joint is on the front), I can feel it grinding - I have had an x-ray but all was ok - but I CANNOT lie on my right side as it feels as if I am lying on something such as a small ball, I have to sleep on my stomach with my right leg and an angle pointing outwards (which annoys my wife) as even if I lie on the left hip the right hip will eventually hurt - when i say hurt, it's an ache.
I am 33 and fit, healthy and well in myself - I do a sit down job which probably doesn't help but I do try and mobilise as often as possible, in and out of work.
Approx 2 years ago I had a pain in my right groin/testicles, it kind of coincided with lifting weights so I thought it was a hernia but after having my bits checked out (all ok) the pain then moved around my hip and into my lower back so my gp sent me to physio.
Physio - my physio suspected sciatica but that was thrown out as the tests he did disproved it - he then thought it was a shortening of a muscle in my lower back so he gave me stretches which made it hurt 24/7 and accupunture which did nothing.
I do get a tightness in my outer calf which coincides with the pain.
MRI - Everything ok
Sent to see a specialist who thinks it could be tight hamstrings as they are very tight and I have NEVER been able to touch my toes, he sent me to physio who gave me some stretches which helped me get closer to my toes but did nothing to relieve the pain so he sent me back - although I have now decided to start these stretches again as I want to touch my toes and you never know, it may cure my backpain.
Then I was sent for Nerve conduction tests which came back as a slight problem in L3 and L4 but it was generally normal
So my specialist told me that it sounds like a pinched nerve but the MRI was clear and to come back in 6 months to see how I am getting on whihc I wasn't happy with as:
When I sit down my left bum cheek feels well padded but my right bum cheek feels like it's bone onto wood, even when I sit on a comfy seat and this is EVERYTIME i sit down. I am sat down now and I can feel the pain from the lower back to my right bum cheek - I supoose it feels as if I'm sitting on something - just like when I lie on my right hand side.
I like to run and when I run my lower back hurts
I like to go to the gym and lift weights, this hurts my lower right back
Sometimes if I go on a walk i can have excruciating pain in my groin and lower back where I have to sit down and get collected by my wife - this hasnt happened for a year but it used to be a frequent occurance.
I sometimes get sharp pains in my right hip when I walk
As you can see it's a weird one - I am at the end of my tether, no one can help me, it's really frustrating !
Any help would be greatly appreciated !!!
I declined the specialists offer to come back in 6 months and have requested some more physio.****************************************************************************************************** Welcome to Spine-Health
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