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I get pain in the groin / Inner thigh from sitting

Posted In: Muscle conditions 10 Replies
  • Posted By: Lester
  • July 30, 2007
  • 03:28 PM

Please help - I'v had Lyme Disease at the same time that I started getting a pain in my inner thigh and groin. I was treated for Lyme but the joint situation is getting worse every day. I went to an Orthopedic Doctor and he said that I have Arthritis in the hip and it should be replaced.
Is pain in the groin / inner thigh a symptom of the need for Hip replacement?
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  • This symptom is one of many I have and have had. After 3 years of treating me for low back pain and having the doctors ignore the problems that occured alongside the lbp like pain in the groin, shooting pain down my leg and problems walking I finally asked the doctor why we didn't do an MRI on my hip since it is involved. After they did the MRI they found a torn muscle in my rear end. It behaved like sciatica, and caused muscle cramps when driving or walking and it also made sitting too long very hard. If you haven't had an MRI of the hip yet, make them give you one. Intrestingly the ortho surgeon I saw after this was found said it had nothing to do with my pain. ( things that make ya want to scream!) I had been so hopeful. I have since found that doctors won't do a thing about torn muscles in this area. It's just like having a torn rotator cuff in the shoulder but no one acknowledges it's pathology and how it affects the body mechanics. So I am still getting the same treatment; Drugs and that's all.
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  • That is what I am experiencing. Even with the MRI the Orthopedic Surgeon wants to do a hip replacement. So I am scheduled in two weeks. If anyone can offer advice please HELP!
    Lester 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am so sorry for you two. I am having so much pain and have been through ***l with this. I have been told that this is all in my head, I have been given antidepressants, I have been told not to tell my doctor how to do his job and the list goes on. I finally found a chiropractor that confirmed it is not in my head. Of course I knew that. But getting beat down by doctors because they can't figure it out takes its tole on you. They cut you off when explaining, they do not like when someone tries to diagnose themselves. I know my body and how I feel. I was in a motorcycle accident and this has been a problem ever since but they keep blaming a cyst on my spine that they say I have had probably all my life. Yes, And I have had back problems all my life but nothing like this. You know there CAN be more than one problem with a persons back. I can not offer any help to you, except that chiropractors are way more willing to listen and acknowledge nerve issues than a doctor. Every nerve in your body runs through your spine and webs out from there to all your organs. Your back can cause stomach pain, head aches, vision problems, all kinds of things. But it is all so delicate and intricate that doctors don't want to do surgery on backs. I am a very strong and independent woman. I have owned my own business for 24 years. I hiked, rode motorcycles, rescued animals, and the list of activities goes on, but today, I am overweight by 30 lbs (which the doctors say is causing my back issues, but it is the other way around) I can no longer do my job as a wedding photographer and so my business is failing and I am living in poverty. I lost my home, I am losing my studio, I lost my husband, I am now just a pathetic cry baby that has lost her self in this terrible debilitating pain. I sure hope this does not happen to you. I just went to UC Davis yesterday and he said there is nothing anyone can do for me. I can hardly walk, I can not sleep, I can not work, what is there to even live for. I am 47 and when I am 57 and 67, what will I be like? Good luck. I wish you the best.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • This symptom is one of many I have and have had. After 3 years of treating me for low back pain and having the doctors ignore the problems that occured alongside the lbp like pain in the groin, shooting pain down my leg and problems walking I finally asked the doctor why we didn't do an MRI on my hip since it is involved. After they did the MRI they found a torn muscle in my rear end. It behaved like sciatica, and caused muscle cramps when driving or walking and it also made sitting too long very hard. If you haven't had an MRI of the hip yet, make them give you one. Intrestingly the ortho surgeon I saw after this was found said it had nothing to do with my pain. ( things that make ya want to scream!) I had been so hopeful. I have since found that doctors won't do a thing about torn muscles in this area. It's just like having a torn rotator cuff in the shoulder but no one acknowledges it's pathology and how it affects the body mechanics. So I am still getting the same treatment; Drugs and that's all.Great post similar problem - have been treated for upper hamstring injury PT and 2 ultrasound guided steroid shots (this could help at the site or your muscle tear) but still have pain when I sit for long periods - I can run jump etc etc just can't sit....BUT haven't had the MRI maybe now - Thanks
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 22, 2009
    • 02:31 PM
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  • I am so sorry for you two. I am having so much pain and have been through ***l with this. I have been told that this is all in my head, I have been given antidepressants, I have been told not to tell my doctor how to do his job and the list goes on. I finally found a chiropractor that confirmed it is not in my head. Of course I knew that. But getting beat down by doctors because they can't figure it out takes its tole on you. They cut you off when explaining, they do not like when someone tries to diagnose themselves. I know my body and how I feel. I was in a motorcycle accident and this has been a problem ever since but they keep blaming a cyst on my spine that they say I have had probably all my life. Yes, And I have had back problems all my life but nothing like this. You know there CAN be more than one problem with a persons back. I can not offer any help to you, except that chiropractors are way more willing to listen and acknowledge nerve issues than a doctor. Every nerve in your body runs through your spine and webs out from there to all your organs. Your back can cause stomach pain, head aches, vision problems, all kinds of things. But it is all so delicate and intricate that doctors don't want to do surgery on backs. I am a very strong and independent woman. I have owned my own business for 24 years. I hiked, rode motorcycles, rescued animals, and the list of activities goes on, but today, I am overweight by 30 lbs (which the doctors say is causing my back issues, but it is the other way around) I can no longer do my job as a wedding photographer and so my business is failing and I am living in poverty. I lost my home, I am losing my studio, I lost my husband, I am now just a pathetic cry baby that has lost her self in this terrible debilitating pain. I sure hope this does not happen to you. I just went to UC Davis yesterday and he said there is nothing anyone can do for me. I can hardly walk, I can not sleep, I can not work, what is there to even live for. I am 47 and when I am 57 and 67, what will I be like? Good luck. I wish you the best.HI there - I don't know what country you live in but go to a website - www.wuchu.org/muscle_video.htm or alternatively youtube channel: wuchuchuan I live in Adelaide Australia and I visited this man who is known as the Bamboo Healer. He is very famous and has lots of high profile sports people who go to him as well as just ordinary people like me who are fed up with getting nowhere with doctors and other forms of health practiconers. Hopefully there is a video of a lady in her 40's who had such a bad back problem she shuffled on a walking stick but he fixed her up in 2 hours. It's quite painful, let me say, but he fixed my neck. Hope this helps.
    moretolife 1 Replies
    • December 9, 2009
    • 08:10 AM
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  • Google "weaver's bottom" for info about one cause of groin pain from sitting.
    emma_chase 9 Replies
    • January 27, 2010
    • 09:55 PM
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  • Hi, I am a physical therapist. Sorry you had such a bad experience. I sure do hope you have had physical therapy. I would say that even with the torn muscle in your glute area, pain radiating into the groin is not a common symptoms for mucle injuries. Hip joint and hip muscles can cause groin pain but cannot cause pain to radiate pain down the leg. The only possible explination is if the torn muscle is creating scar tissue around the sciatic nerve. If this is the case PT can help that. If it is not impacting the sciatic nerve then this torn muscle cannot be the cause of the leg pain. One of the challenges with MRIs and other diagnostic tests is that these tests do find things that have nothing to do with the pain. This is not uncommon at all. If you have not yet seen a spine specialist I would definitely recommend one. Meds should not be the only treatment. For more information about hip and lower back conditions, visit: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com Look through the "low back" pages and "hip" pages to learn more about these issues and other potential treatment ideas. Good Luck!
    JTrempe 101 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am so sorry for you two. I am having so much pain and have been through ***l with this. I have been told that this is all in my head, I have been given antidepressants, I have been told not to tell my doctor how to do his job and the list goes on. I finally found a chiropractor that confirmed it is not in my head. Of course I knew that. But getting beat down by doctors because they can't figure it out takes its tole on you. They cut you off when explaining, they do not like when someone tries to diagnose themselves. I know my body and how I feel. I was in a motorcycle accident and this has been a problem ever since but they keep blaming a cyst on my spine that they say I have had probably all my life. Yes, And I have had back problems all my life but nothing like this. You know there CAN be more than one problem with a persons back. I can not offer any help to you, except that chiropractors are way more willing to listen and acknowledge nerve issues than a doctor. Every nerve in your body runs through your spine and webs out from there to all your organs. Your back can cause stomach pain, head aches, vision problems, all kinds of things. But it is all so delicate and intricate that doctors don't want to do surgery on backs. I am a very strong and independent woman. I have owned my own business for 24 years. I hiked, rode motorcycles, rescued animals, and the list of activities goes on, but today, I am overweight by 30 lbs (which the doctors say is causing my back issues, but it is the other way around) I can no longer do my job as a wedding photographer and so my business is failing and I am living in poverty. I lost my home, I am losing my studio, I lost my husband, I am now just a pathetic cry baby that has lost her self in this terrible debilitating pain. I sure hope this does not happen to you. I just went to UC Davis yesterday and he said there is nothing anyone can do for me. I can hardly walk, I can not sleep, I can not work, what is there to even live for. I am 47 and when I am 57 and 67, what will I be like? Good luck. I wish you the best.Eleanor..I feel so bad for you..I am experiencing groin and back pain, so I read this thread. did things get any better for you?Linda in PA age 46
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  • Hi, I am a physical therapist. Yes, the symptoms you mentioned can be related to hip arthritis. If you have not had any conservative treatment (physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication) there is no need to jump into hip replacment surgery. I see people in my practice with hip arthritis that do very well after working on restoring range of motion and muscle strength. To learn more about treatment options for hip arthritis, visit: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/hip-osteoarthritis.html for info on what to expect following hip replacment visit: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/hip-replacement-surgery.html Hope this helps.
    JTrempe 101 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, I am a physical therapist. Yes, the symptoms you mentioned can be related to hip arthritis. If you have not had any conservative treatment (physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication) there is no need to jump into hip replacment surgery. I see people in my practice with hip arthritis that do very well after working on restoring range of motion and muscle strength. To learn more about treatment options for hip arthritis, visit: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/hip-osteoarthritis.html for info on what to expect following hip replacment visit: http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/hip-replacement-surgery.html Hope this helps.I have surgery scheduled for late Nov. However, I am trying to keep active regardless of the pain (it is getting quite severe of late). I specifically am trying to golf but puting weight on the left side is getting near impossible during the swing. It almost feels like on top of it all I have created a issue with the sciatic nerve creating a sharp pain in addition to the groin like pain.Is there a particular general drug I could take to reduce the pain in addition to the exercises? I have tried taking 3-4 advil but it really doesn't help that much.I went to the web site you suggested and I am going to try the exercises to see if this will help in the mean time.
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