About 6 months ago I began having very bad pain in my left hip area. I thought it was caused by a belly dancing class, though it came about 2 weeks after the class. The pain has progressed to include my left thigh and lower left leg (along the outside of the calf). At the time the pain started I was walking up to 8 miles per day for exercise which has decreased to the point that I am lucky if I get a full 5 miles in any more (done throughout the day). I cannot lay on my left side at all without swearing because of the pain. I have even found myself yelling "F me" just walking down the street.
Recently I had x-rays done and it showed a healed hip fracture!!! However, the doctor said that since it is healed that is not the cause of the pain. I asked about arthritis and she said x-rays did not show any and I have full range of motion, can do squats, etc. I was given both naproxen and darvocet for the pain but am finding that even 2 darvocets are not relieving it. I finally had a bone scan done last week and the scan came back saying that there were signs of degenerative arthritis in my lower back and knees (but did not show up in x-rays?). I find this interesting as I do not have pain in those areas. The pain is in my left hip, thigh and outside left calf, not the knee or back at all.
Anyone????? I am getting very tired of this, I feel like I'm becoming a hermit because I can't walk around like I used to. I told my doctor, I have always had a very high tolerance to pain (obviously - walked around with a broken hip for god knows how long) but this pain is constant and is not going away. It is a lot worse at night, but I can also feel it when I'm just sitting doing nothing - like right now (and I've already taken 2 darvocets and 1 naproxen in the past 4 hours).