Hi -- please excuse me for jumping in your conversation, but I'm soon to be having hip injection to see if the hip is causing the hip pain or if something else is doing it. Sorry you had a Fibro flare, and I thank you for posting about it so I will be prepared.
The funny, ok not so funny, thing is that I saw an orthopedic who recommended the injection, and I was totally aggravated with him. He ordered some X-rays of the hip and sacrum and came into the patient room, without the X-rays I might add, and proceeded to tell me that I have, and I quote: "PGD". Now if I wasn't already somewhat medical-terminology-cognizant from my personal history I wouldn't have even known what he was talking about. He went into an explanation about how the pelvic girdle can "slip" out of alignment and cause hip and sacrum pain, never really explaining what the acronym PGD meant at all. I let him continue to talk for a minute or so, looked at my husband & rolled my eyes (I promise - the doctor couldn't see me) and then finally interrupted the doctor to say that the pain I'm experiencing is NOT "Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction."
Since the X-Rays were normal, it appears that the doctor just jumped to the first convenient diagnosis. I've had Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction!! Or is it that you always have it once you get it? My husband and I perform therapeutic bodywork on each other and had a physical therapist teach us how to re-align the pelvic girdle when it slips. This pain is so not that pain.
Anyway, I wanted to vent about the "diagnosis" -- thanks for providing a space for me to do that!
I hope that you are able to find some real relief from your hip pain, both you MsBunky and White Beard. My hip pain isn't like what both of you have described at all, so I feel for you!
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