Hi.I have been suffering with severe muscle pain and tightness for the last 6 weeks.
the pain effects my hips, calves , lower back(main site of pain), upperback and everywhere in between.
My doctor prescribed me a NSAID which has had little success.I am also getting physiotherapy and dry needling sessions to try to release the trigger points.All sessions have gave temporary help but the pain returns the next day or sometimes hours later.
My pain and stiffness is less in the morning(straight out of bed) and gets worse as the day goes by regardless of what activity I am doing.
All blood test have been clear except for a mildy high rheumatoid factor of 77.All other inflammation markers are normal(cpk, esr, ana etc) and doctor thinks the problem is not artritis as the pain is muscles and not joints.
Phsio thinks the problem could be a muscle imbalance in the pelvic area due to my walking posture and has given me a stretching program to do and the possibly orthotics soles to correct my posture, I find it hard to believe that a muscle imbalance could cause so much pain in areas that are so far away from pelvic area in question.I am booked in for an MRI next week to see if there is disc problems.
I would appreciate if someone could have any suggestions as to what the problem could be so I could request further investigations.