Post Edited (crazykitty) : 8/31/2009 8:31:49 AM (GMT-6)
Sacroiliitis (inflammation of the sacroiliac joint) can cause the same type of pain. My initial symptom was horrific stabbing pain in the groin when I moved a certain way. I take a prescription NSAID, and it helps tremendously.
I've also had severe sciatic pain from a herniated disc causing a pinched sciatic nerve. My pain was just down the back of my leg, but it can radiate to the front.
If it doesn't get better soon, I would recommend seeing your doctor. I would start with your regular PCP. He should be able to determine if you need to be seen by someone else like an orthopedist or neurologist. Also, it's much better to seek treatment sooner rather than later for both sacroiliitis and sciatica if it turns out to be either of those. Timely treatment can help prevent permanent nerve or joint damage.
On the other hand, it could be something as simple as an aggravated muscle, tendon, or ligament or just a fibro thing. But I would still probably check it out with my dr. just to be sure.
Hope you feel better soon.
Hugs - Austen