So I am hoping that someone might be able to help.
I have pain in the inside of my thigh that runs from the groin area (but not the groin) down to my knee. I have had a hip MRI (all ok), done physical therapy to strengthen that area (to no avail), acupuncture (no help), seen a DO (did not know what this was), had nerves tested (all ok), had a back MRI (slight bulge in L4-L5), then I started seeing a chiropractor as an alternative to a suggested cortisone shot to the back (suggested by the nerve guy). I have also had my thigh and back massaged, but this did not change anything.
The chiropractor was able to actually change the pain; for a little bit I had it in both legs then it was more around the front. Now it is back to normal and I am thinking of what to do next.
This started while I was biking and then got worse when running. I can still do these things, but there may be pain after some time. When there is pain, nothing will take care of it. I have recently tried to ice my back (last two nights for 3x20 min) and have not yet felt that this is productive.
My chiropractor is suggesting a cortisone shot to the back (also suggested by the guy who tested nerves) and/or a inversion table. He also suggested arch supports, which I now wear although they do not seem to help - but I am now addicted to them.
I have been rather active in the past, but the pain is limiting how much I can do and I am seriously running out of ideas. Does any body have this same pain and did you find a cure?
The pain occurs when running, biking, sitting for an hour or so, walking up and down hills. About the only thing that does not hurt is lying down or walking on flat ground, but these things do not take away the pain. I have tried NSAID's (advil and more powerful) and have no improvement. I have been trying to fix this for a year and a half and nothing has helped.
Additionally, no doctor has really been able to replicate the pain by moving my leg this way or that.
Please let me know if you have any ideas. Thank you!
I should add that aside from the hip pain, I do not believe that I have any other pertinent health problems.
I am in Denver, Colorado.