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   Posted 12/9/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys...for about two weeks I have had this pain that starts where my thigh and hip connect...it travels down the side of my thigh then shoots over to the front of my knee.  Last night I went out in 4 degrees with the hubby to Walmart to find one of those bed buddy thingies...they didn't have any.  I was only in the stupid store for five minutes before I found myself humped over the cart, trying to take the weight off my leg.  While I was in there, i decided I better get some Christmas shopping done and spent about and hour and a half gimping in  agony through the store. I spent half the night on the heating pad, popping Advil and got no relief.  Anyway, I am going to Walgreens today to buy a bed buddy...where do you put it when the pain is not localized?  This doesn't sound like sciatica to me...but what do I know anymore?
Since I posted this, I decided to look at the diagram of the triggers points and it looks like all this pain is coming from them...don't know.  I JUST HURTS!

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   Posted 12/9/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
could you have done the infamous slip but not fall routine? You might not even remember. Sometimes all I have to do is slip and catch myself-not fall- and everything gets pulled out of whack. My friends and I all agree that it's just better to fall than to try to stop it!!

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   Posted 12/9/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you sure it isn't sciatica? It sounds like it to me. If you press on your thigh and it hurts really bad, it usually is.

I put my bed buddy around my neck. But that is usually where my pain is.

I hope that you feel better soon.

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   Posted 12/9/2008 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   

I have sciatica and that is where the pain is. Doesn't have to be in your back at all, which I know sounds weird. I have had it both ways, with pain in my back and just pain going down the side of my thigh into my knee or down to my ankle, or wrapping itself around my thigh and into my groin. Try putting a pillow between your knees when you lie down, always lying on your side. The pillow between your knee REALLY helps! I hope you feel better soon...it's a horrible pain, believe me, I know

Also, my friend ended up having hip replacement surgery and before the surgery, her pain was mainly in her groin. Not trying to scare you, just giving you more information.

Good luck and feel better,


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   Posted 12/9/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup, Miriam is right.  It's sciatica or sacroiliitis.  I have Sacroiliitis.  I just posted about it on another thread!  It's horrible pain isn't it.  Be careful if you ice the area.  The sciatic nerves are very sensitive and can be easily damaged if they're iced too much.
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   Posted 12/9/2008 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
i have sciatica too and yup, sounds familiar! i do the pillow between the legs thing also and it does really help.

hope you feel better soon:)


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   Posted 12/11/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
That's weird that it's shooting across to your knee.

I have problems with my sciatic nerve & the pain shoots from my lower back down the back of my leg. The pain is right up there with natural childbirth & almost makes me vomit.

The last time I had a flair up it was on the front of my leg which I thought was really weird + it started more gradual then it usually does.
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