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Random attacks of hip pain, stiffness immobility

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 7, 2008
  • 08:06 PM

Hi, when I was about 20 I started getting attacks of stiffness and pain in my inner hip joint making it difficult to walk and stand. In the morning the attack would be gone. These attacks have increased in frequency, length and intensity and now last three or four days.

I am now 41 and still don't have a diagnosis, despite having blood tests and ultrasound, x-rays and physio consultations. I saw an osteopath both before an attack (when I had full flexibility and mobility) and in the middle of an attack when mobility was severely impaired. He said he was sorry but he had no idea what was wrong. The mobility impairment means I cannot extend my leg backwards and am most comfortable when my knees are bent.

I have noticed occasional, similar symptoms in my jaw joint and my middle finger joint.

I am currently overweight (BMI of 28) but these attacks have been part of my adult life even when my weight was far lower.

The symptoms do not seem to be related to weather conditions or to food/beverage intake or to levels of physical activity.

Thank you for any ideas.

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