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10 years later and I still hurt

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  • Posted By: peanut05
  • July 14, 2008
  • 04:13 PM

In March 98 I was diagnosed with an acute left femoral neck stress fracture. On the xray you could see a piece of bone hanging off the compression side of the femoral neck. It healed in July 98 I did physical therapy 5 times a week for 3 months. 3 days run/walk and 2 days pool/water. During that time I was diagnosed with recurring stress fractures all the way across the femoral neck. The xray looked like some had taken a fine point marker and drew squiggles all across my bone.

My last diagnosis was Myofasical Pain Syndrome but it doesn't seem to fit my symptoms.

I have a audible, reproducible, very very very painful (dull) popping sound coming from the groin area, and the pain shots down into my knee. I also have tenderness on the backside of my hip, the side, and front, that comes with random shooting stabbing pain, that will occasionally travel down my leg to my toes. Some times the area feels cold to the touch and my toes feel cold too. Some days I can't lift my leg I have to use my arms to pick it up and place it where it needs to be. When the pain gets really bad I end up dragging it behind me. I have an overall weakness in my left leg when the pain is greater.

I'm a veteran and when I try to get seen by an orthopedics doctor at the VA hospital they just send me back to physical therapy.

Overall I'm a pretty active person I try not to let the pain get the best of me. I'm 29 not overweight, (I do watch my diet becuase I can't exercise as often as I like), a former marine and a SAMH. I have changed how I walk to keep the pain to a minimum I have to walk slower and take shorter steps if I'm walking long distances.

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