Flank pain, anterior hip and groin pain, quad weakness/throbbing

by Kim
(Massachusetts )

Hello! I came across this site when a doctor mentioned Maigne’s Syndrome. I am an elite semi-professional runner who cannot run because of my anterior hip, groin, side, and low back pain. I feel that the Maigne’s Syndrome pain pattern is almost a perfect fit with a couple of exceptions. My quad pain sometimes feels lateral but mostly it is more anterior, sometimes going almost to my knee and I do not have pain at the thoracolumbar junction. It is hard to find someone to treat me. I have spent months going from one professional to the next, getting bone scans and multiple MRIs. I have another hip MRI tomorrow but when I had a hip MRI one year ago, it was clear (except a stress reaction but that’s another story). A spine doctor dismissed me when I asked about Maigne’s. Do you ever see patients who in fact have Maigne’s with a pain pattern similar to mine? Your guidance is appreciated!

Hello Kim,
Without pain, or at least a fixation at the T/L junction, there wouldn't normally be talk of Maigne's syndrome. However, flank pain....?

Is there pain in the groin if you run your thumb with a little oil, starting at the ASIS?

Meralgia paresthetica is another possibility.

Short leg?

Call the local state association and see if you can locate a sports qualified chiropractor; FICS.

Can you send me an x-ray of your pelvis. Could be a hip problem.

Dr B

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Chiropractic help Questions (Low back pain).

Did you find this page useful? Then perhaps forward it to a suffering friend. Better still, Tweet or Face Book it.

Share this page:
Enjoy this page? Then forward it to a friend. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.