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Severe pain in inner/upper thigh anyone have?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,544
I've had chronic pain that started in my left hip. It has progressed into my groin and I experience severe pain in my inner thigh, the crease of my thigh & pelvis. runs down my leg, affecting my knee into my foot and toes. It hase also progressed up into my back. My question/concern is the inner thigh/pubic bone area. Does anyone know what could be causing this? been suffering for about 3-4 years. My left leg is so weak and heavy. Also, when my bladder is full, it seems the pain increases in my thigh?? Any help or advise would be appreciated. Thank You. (apologize for the anatomy parts discussed.......tracy


  • i am 52 years old, i have pain very much like yours, for the last two years now. its on my left side running from my hip down through the groin area, a sharp pain between the scotum and buttocks, theres pain in my testicals too, and then down the back of my leg .. inside my knee and sometimes down past my calf.. the doctor has been treating me for a groin strain but i feel that is not correct. i have had a back problem for 12 years now but no pain there for about 5 years now.. the whole thing is so confusing and depresive ...any one else ...
  • My physiotherapist feels it has to do with my low back and hip issues; he is currently working on some good stretching techniques, including "safe" lunges a few times each day (i.e. my right groin is the problem side, so I put the left foot forward on a chair, lay over my left leg and then stretch; this way I don't strain my low back). I have had some relief since doing this, but the more I walk, the worse it gets. My IT band is also extremely tight, which I'm sure affects my hip issues and definitely affects my knee pain.

    Have you talked to your physiotherapist at all? It might be worth a few visits to see what they can do for you.

    Hope you get some relief.

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  • I have sympathy for you! This all started for me in December, 2005. So, I have been suffering for quite some time, like many of you. But....I went to see a highly recommended Hip Specialist, who sent me for an Arthrogram/MRI of my left hip last week. (Had one in 2007, but it was a nightmare story.)Went to see him for the results yesterday. I have a pretty bad torn labrum, along with extreme inflammation. He scheduled surgery April 16. He is sending me to a spinal specialist/dr. also, because he said the torn labrum is not my only issue, and unfortunately the labrum repair will not "fix me totally". He believes, and I agree, that there is some serious nerve problems arising from my back. According to him, the torn labrum is most likely causing the severe pain in my hip, groin, and inner thigh. I am so very grateful and thankful to have found someone to help me! Although I am still suffering in debilatating pain, I feel relief knowing I am not "crazy", and that I will be helped. I hope that you too, will find a Dr. to help you. Thank you for listening, and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!
  • Hey tracyg199!

    Awesome that they actually SAW the torn labrum on the MRI - My doc "guessed" and went in to find my labrum was torn after about 9 months of pain and random other doctors giving me test after test after test and missing the mark. I had laproscopic surgery in February, and about a month ago I was back up to my normal mileage per week (very high, I am a very active runner) only to have very sudden recurrence of pain after a long road run. It seems some of my original symptoms are back, some but not all. I believe that originally the entire injury was not addressed, just the torn labrum (which was causing the most pain). They are guessing now that I have sciatica, (and from what I have researched it makes sense) that is radiating down my inner thigh/groin area from L2/L3 (?). It seems VERY similar to what you are experiencing. Definately address the labrum tear, but make sure that the ensuing rest and recuperation from that does not stop you from addressing the lower back problem. It really sounds like you are describing my exact problem, just all at once!

    I would love to hear more, and if you have any advice for me, please pass it on!
    Good luck and best regards!

  • Have you had any imaging done, like a MRI? If you run a search for dermatome map or chart, you will see the area of the extremities that are innervated by various spinal nerves. As the other poster mentioned, your symptoms do sound like they could be coming from a problem along the L2 and/or L3 nerve root.

    Also, if you look at a good anatomy drawing of the hip/pelvis area, you will see how many muscles, ligaments and nerves there are crammed into a small space. Many of them overlap or are somehow interconnected. And when one area is tight, it affects other areas. For example, if the piriformis muscle is irritated, it can result in sciatic pain in that leg. If the IT bands are tight, it can pull the pelvis into a particular tilt that is hard on the soft tissue in the lower back, etc. Sometimes it becomes difficult to try to figure out exactly what body part is causing the pain!!
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