I have been having pain in my hips for 4 years now. Within the last 2 years the pain moved down thru my left leg all the way to foot. And it has been affecting my low back as well. Just within the last 6 months it has moved to my right hip and has now spread to right knee. (not at foot yet) I have been seeing a regular Dr. and we have tried ultrasound and laser therapy. (did not improve) finally had a steroid injection in most painful place on hip. Helped about 50% so I could sleep, but has worn off and seems more painful then before. (Besides it didnt help the deep pain in the joint of hip or back.) What is weird is that now my right shoulder to my elbow is having same pain. I go for an MRI on my low back this Monday. The pain hurts worse when I try to sleep at night and sit in a chair. When walking, it seems to subside. A little history, I have had 5 car accidents with one causing herniated disks in neck. Another compressed my lower L4 or L5 (cant remember) vertabrae about 23 years ago. Also, just to throw out there the blood work for the CEA test has risen over the last 3 years. Not much, just a little higher every test. They did a colonoscopy again but this time didnt find any polps. And I was told I have a Vitamin D deficiency so I have been on 4000 units a day for past 8 months. (I get in the sun every day, so not sure why I am low.) Sorry this is so long but didnt want to leave anything out. Thank you for any ideas. Oh, LOL , and my left knee pops out of joint very easily.Although very painful I can usually snap it right back in. Thanks again.
Gina, have you been examined by a reputable chiropractor in your area yet? You described your visits to the MD, but haven't mentioned anything about physical therapy for rehabilitation, or chiropractic care.
Thank you for asking...sorry this is late. I did go to a Chiropractor 2 years ago for a few visits but had trouble with my insurance. (still fighting them) He was a little puzzeled at why my left foot, when I lie down flat, will not fall over when I relax. My righ foot does. He had an idea about a muscle or tendon that runs through my left hip is not relaxing and is staying tense 24/7. But by the time we talked about it my insurance was not wanting to pay what they were supposed to, so I couldnt go back. Weird, huh? Could there be something to that? I had laser and ultrasound therapy on the outside of my hip where I have bursitis. (I fell on that side of my hip 4 years ago) And had a steroid injection in hip. But it did nothing for the deep pain in hip. My MRI the general Dr. took of my lower lumbar area (not my hip area) where the old compressed fracture was showed no signs of pincing nerves. But I never thought that is what it was. I have had nerve pain from my neck, so I know. This pain is different. What do you think? Can it be a deep tendon in my hip causing so much trouble? If so , how do you fix that? Any ideas are so appreciated. Think you so much for your time. :-) Would other tests show anything like this???
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