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Hip & Thigh Pain

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  • Posted By: AlaskaLady
  • October 5, 2006
  • 01:48 PM

:confused: I have had thigh pain ever since i was a child, my mom use to call it growing pains, well i am now 37 and still experiencing them. I wake up in the middle of the night because the pain is so bad. It's more of an ache, and nothing helps. I pace the floors all night cause i can sit or lay down. I have been diagnosed with DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease). This pain is different it's in my hips and mainly one thigh hurts more than the other. I am desperate to find what is wrong. No doctor seems to understand what it is, Please help.

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  • Hello. I hope that you have found relief since you posted. Has a doctor ever checked your Sciatic nerve? Problems such as inflammation can put pressure on the nerve and it would send electric like stabbing pains down into thigh area front/or back. Depending on the amount of inflammation the pains may change. Sometimes walking and sitting is too painful, other days you can move "normally". Does this sound familiar?I would definitely suggest discussing this with your doctor.Also another thing that could cause similar pains would be issues of the SI joint/Sacroiliac joint. Sometimes the joint gets out of position and then there is inflammation and possibly nerve compression.This type of pain usually starts in the lower back/hip area (one side or both depending)and you can get pain that travels down into the leg, most often down the back of one leg (over cheek of bottom) into the back of the thigh. Pain can continue down into calf and foot when severe.If this sounds similar to what you are dealing with I would recommend researching SI joint dysfunction. Good luck Becca 318
    Becca318 13 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had "growing pains" all my life. Burning sharp and dull pain in my hips and pain in my thighs. It turned out to be Lyme Disease. You might want to check into that. But, you need to make sure you get the right test. If the test is done at a local lab, it will not be accurate as this test can only catch the Lyme bacteria if you just got Lyme. Not if you have had it a long time. You need to make sure you get a very comprehensive test, one that looks at the DNA in your blood. These tests are commonly done with IgenX Labs.
    soltice57 18 Replies Flag this Response
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