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Two Years of Pain on Side of Legs and Now Buttocks

simplicuriousssimplicurious Posts: 1
edited 01/16/2016 - 9:52 PM in Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Problems

I've been experiencing pain for 2 years now. Below is a synopsis of my symptoms.....
I'm not sure what to do anymore!!!

January 2014 - started to feel pain sleeping on my right side.
This continued and went to my groin area on both sides. I would get up and feel shooting pains.
Went to the doctor and had an examination and had x-rays done. There was no concern with regards to bone deterioration. Typical for my age (51).
Physical therapy was recommended. Did that...groin pain went away but other symptoms didn't get better. Physiotherapist doctor had me do an MRI. MRI showed signs of bursitis and tendonitis in the buttocks.

Started physio, but didn't help...sleeping became difficult and now both sides were painful. Went back to my doctor and she setup an appt to see an Orthopaedic surgeon. He reviewed x-rays and MRI....gave me cortisone injections on both hips. This was done in 2015. Within a few days, pain was back...didn't help. Have continued with physio and started seeing a Naturopath.

It is now 2016 and pain is still there on the sides....difficult to sleep on sides, lot's of tossing and turning unless I take sleeping pills. I now have a new symptom!!! I get burning sensation in the center of the buttocks going down the back of the legs but never below the knee. I went back to my doctor and she has recommended another round of xrays. X-rays are for pelvic, lower back and SI joints.

Is anyone else experiencing these symptoms? I feel so desperate not knowing what is going on. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards,


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