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Hip Pain

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  • Posted By: potofpansies
  • June 25, 2008
  • 10:16 PM

:confused: I have had hip pain increasing in severity for 3 years. Any walking at all has me in agony and the rest of the time I have a constant ache in the buttock and groin area. I have had MRI taken of my back, pelvis and hip which showed nothing. I had a cortisone injection in my hip which gave 5 weeks pain relief. I had an injection for trochanteric bursitis which worked for 4 DAYS. Last week I had a hip arthroscopy which showed nothing that would cause the amount of pain I have been in. I'm off work a year as I cannot sit at a desk for any lenght of time. Sitting in the car is a killer. I'm only 42 and used to be very active walking 3 to 8 miles several times a week, swimming etc. Can anyone help?

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  • I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. :( Have any of your doctors checked for/suggested the possibility of nerve damage or a compressed nerve? If not you may want to speak with one of your physicians about getting an EMG done. Also, during your testing were any abdominal/reproductive organs scanned to ensure you are not suffering from displaced pain?
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  • Thanks for replying. Yes I forgot to include that I had a nerve conduction test done which showed a compressed nerve that would cause numbness down the front of my leg but not the pain I am suffering from now. I also had an ultra sound done to check for cysts on ovaries etc but nothing showed up. I now have an appointment for an endorphin release massage next friday and hoping this relieves the pain somewhat. The pain from the surgery itself is easing every day but the old pain is still there.
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