Back, butt, groin, outside knee, and outside shin pain
Slump test for sciatica
I have had these symptons for more than four months. I did not have an accident, the symptons just appeared and quickly got worse. Aching and throbbing in the lower right back, burning pain in the groin, throbbing and sharp pain on outside right knee, aching pain on front right shin.
I can't walk normally, can't walk up stairs, sore to touch butt and hip, and can't lift right leg from lying position; cracking in back.
Walking causes extreme tightness in back, hip and butt, causing extreme pain in knee. Sitting on toilet seat causes groin pain. Sitting on soft chairs cause back and groin pain. Sleeping on side, especially right side causes burning pain in groin. Walking on uneven surfaces, especially when right side is higher causes pain. Pain is worse at night.
I have seen an orthopedic specialist, an orthopedic surgeon, pain specialist, physical therapist, and nobody can figure out what the problem is. I had an MRI and X-ray.
The physical therapy made things worse, but I do exercises which help a little bit. I'm taking extremely strong pain medication that isn't helping much, and I'm having a lot of nights without sleep. Please help. I was thinking of trying acupuncture next. Thank you, Robert.
Let's start with two little tests.
1. Sitting in a kitchen chair, straighten first the leg parallel to the ground. Remember what you feel and where. Lower the leg. Now straighten the right. Tell me exactly what the difference is. If it does nothing, flex your head onto chest and repeat.
2. Lying flat on your back, pull your knee to the chest, first left then right. Now towards the opposite shoulder. Then rotate your hip. What do you feel?
Let me know. Keep to this thread.