I've had chronic low back pain since having twins in 2010. This past spring/summer (2014), after several intermediate hikes on the Mtn, the pain got to me and so I went to get adjusted by a chiropractor. After the first visit it suddenly felt as though the source of the pain was now my hips. The inside of my left hip in front and through my groin was painful. I did two more adjustment appointments and two sessions of deep tissue massage.
Now what was initially an annoyance became something a little more and so I scheduled an appt with my GP - she gave me an anti inflammatory rx and a six week course with the PT. She also ordered an X-ray which came back clean.
The pain grew worse - besides the lower back and front left groin, I was now feeling pain on the outside of both hips. It hurt to walk, to sit and to stand. I could barely drive to work without tears, let alone focus on work through the pain. My GP ordered Vicodin and sent my to the orthopedic dept. for evaluation. During that appt, the Dr. suspected labral tear but said they wouldn't do an arthrogram unless I chose to be on a surgical path. I decided to stick with the PT, in hopes that I could strengthen up and lesson the symptoms over time.
I took two weeks off from going to the office, and worked 6-7 hrs a day from home. The rest, coupled with the PT helped some and pretty soon I wasn't crawling across the floor to get from point A to B anymore.
I'm still struggling every day. The pain now radiates down my lower back through both side of my buttocks. If I do the "C" compress on the outer hip, the pressure feels good. If I press my thumb into the middle of the inside of my thigh or the outside of my hip, I get pain. I think everything has become irritated by the underlying problem. I work at a computer 8+ hrs per day. I have a sit/stand desk. I have to take mini walking / stretching breaks just to function but still my effectiveness at the job has been cut down significantly. My relationship with my boss has become somewhat compromised.
I also have fibromyalgia. I've had cartilage repairs on both knees. I'm thinking labral tear, bursitis, sacroiliac joint dysfunction or sciatica or a combination of some of the above, but mostly thinking labral tear + bursitis.
I am so done. I just scheduled the arthrogram for 2/24. I don't want surgery but it's been six months since the debilitating hip pain started and I just want answers. The more I read though the more depressing hip issues seem. Couple that with fibromyalgia and it's a win win. I just want to be able to sit down for ten minutes without pain. :'-(