Hello~I would definitely see a chiropractor for this issue. You no doubt have some impinged or misplaced vertebrae in the mid to lower back region. The chiropractor will take some x-rays, study them and then go over the results with you; after a few treatments you should be on the road to recovery and the exercises, etc that the physio has given you should then help.
Hi. So, you don't describe anything like sciatica or an impinged nerves as if you had that, you'd have pain but also almost always intermittent or constant tinging or numbness.
Here's an overview https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/hip-pain-causes-and-treatment#1.
Have you tried any type of Nsaid for your pain. These are OTC products or they do make prescription strengths you get from your doctor (they give you a script for the pharmacy). You'd probably want to clear taking ibuprofen or another nsaid as a safe practice. It would be a good test if something else was involved like arthritis or tendonitis.
I do find it curious that it is just on one side. Is that what you are saying? Normally weak muscles would be on both sides (and absolutely, weak glutes can lead to hip pain). Do you do kick backs and/or bridges to help with the muscles?
I also read an article on TIGHT hip muscles causing issues walking. Do you do plenty of stretching?
There's no symptoms of sciatica. After two weeks of almost complete rest I'm starting to feel better again.
It's definitely one sided. When I stand up straight I can feel with my fingers that the muscle on the left side is active and the muscle on the right side is soft. When I'm well rested it's more even.
The problem is that fatigue builds up over several days and I kind of "lose" that muscle. I'm always trying to find a balance between working it enough to get a training effect without tiring it out and losing it again. Which is understandable for a while but it's been a few years and I'm starting to wonder if that muscle ever will get stronger.
It's been frustrating trying to build strength in my legs because that one weak link limits what I'm able to do and how hard I can work the rest of my leg muscles.