Groin and hip pain

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Julie Richardson
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   Posted 4/13/2018 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone found this forum and was wondering if anyone has any advice for the past 4 months I’m having problems sleeping because of a deep ache I have in my inner groin and outer hip area
I’m a side sleeper because if I sleep on my back I get very anxious and nearly always wake up with an aching back so sleeping on my side is way more comfortable or it was till now
Within ten mins or so the deep ache starts it’s not a sharp pain just a painful deep ache then when I turn over onto the other side I still get the pain on the affected side also so I was thinking it can’t be caused by pressure as the pain is just as bad
I also get the deep ache now if I sit down and cross my legs on either side I’ve no pain walking climbing stairs or doing anything physical it’s only during sleep or sitting down cross legged I’ve no swelling no redness or heat over the area and it doesn’t hurt to rub or touch the area also
I’m on my feet walking quite a bit during the day and I don’t have a sendatory lifestyle but I’m jst worn out with this pain at night has anyone any advice as to what it could be I’ve not seen a doctor I was hoping it would jst go away as quick as it appeared but it’s dragging on now and taking me down with it thanks for any help or advice guys I’m really great full to all of you

straydog
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   Posted 4/13/2018 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Julie & welcome to the forum. Four months is a long time to have something like this going on. I would urge you to go see your dr, if you haven't done so. Any time pain interferes with our sleep it needs to be checked out. It could be inflammation in a joint or a muscle type problem, I really don't know.

I wish I could give you some ideas but without knowing for sure what is going on it makes it difficult. Take care.
Susie
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Julie Richardson
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   Posted 4/13/2018 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Suzie
Thanks for your reply I’m not a person to bother doctors to be honest I try and self heal at home if I can but I may need to take your advice and bite the bullet as we say and go see someone it started before Xmas and is not getting any worse I would say but being woken during sleep constantly through the night is becoming exhausting I was maybe hoping if I got some ideas on here as to what it may be would give me an idea what to expect in a diagnosis thanks again for your reply

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   Posted 4/13/2018 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Julie,

After you checked out by your doctor you might want to think about purchasing a body pillow to sleep with. I've been using mine for years.

Also a knowledgeable chiropractor and/or a theraputic massage therapist might be of help to you.

Good luck.
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   Posted 4/13/2018 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Julie, it just makes it too difficult for us to give tips & information to someone when they haven't seen a dr. Most of us avoid drs as much as we can, however, in your situation it's just been ongoing too long. In all reality it most likely is something that can taken care of easily after being checked. I would not be comfortable telling someone to try this or that & it end up making them worse.

Take care.
Susie
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   Posted 4/13/2018 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Susie that it is always best to see a physician for a new and aggravating condition that lasts more than a few weeks.

That said, you mention that crossing your legs on both sides is problematic but that you have no pain with forward ambulation not with managing stairs. You do not mention your age, but most people in late middle age develop a degree of stiffness of the hip joint capsule - the connective tissue is less subtle and becomes more fibrotic with thickening, often with inflammation. Adhesive capsulitis is a diagnostic term. Bursitis is another possibility.

Do go to see your primary care physician for a differential diagnosis or an appropriate referral to a specialist. He may refer you for some diagnostic blood work or imaging. A physical therapist could address any simple connective tissue problem diagnosed.

Best wishes in health,
Karen
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Julie Richardson
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   Posted 4/14/2018 2:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone
Thanks again for all your advice after another restless night I’m going to make that doctor appointment on Monday until I find out what’s going on I’m not going to get any ease from it hopefully it is just a age related complaint I am 58 so I can and do expect some wear and tear I’m certainly not getting any younger lol
Thanks guys I will keep you up to date with the outcome I think I needed the push to go 😃x

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   Posted 4/14/2018 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Nancy:
As a temporary aide, you can type in “TNS pad placement for piroformis” into your browser to locate pictorials that show varied electrode placement options and strategies for piriformis syndrome as well as sciatica.

There is no one correct placement map. Electrode placement is individualistic and the various pictorials can serve as a starting point for you until you meet with a clinician for in person recommendations.
Karen
Pituitary failure, wide-spread endocrine dysfunction
Addison's disease
Mixed connective tissue disorder
Extensive intestinal perforation with sepsis, permanent ileostomy
Avascular necrosis of both hips and jaw
Receiving Palliative Care (care and comfort)

Runner412
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   Posted 4/16/2018 5:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Julie:
I joined just to post this. I had a VERY similar problem with pain. Left groin/pelvic. Had an ultrasound. Was told there were some pelvic varicose veins, but should not be source of pain. Well, I then went to my primary doctor and discussed tests. She came up with sending me to interventional radiology. I had "pelvic congestion" and had a procedure to put some type of stents/valves in femoral vein. This is helping. They want to follow-up 4-6 weeks. Possibly will have another stent/valve placed. I am feeling 50% better after 4 weeks.

I know what it feels like to not have an answer. I hope this helps.

Julie Richardson
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   Posted 4/16/2018 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi
Thanks for that info and reply I’m really great full it’s something I could maybe mention to my gp when I go thanks again ,everyone is so lovely on here and so understanding il keep the post updated.
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