groin, upper leg pain

by Jan
(Monroe, Wi.)

I frequent a chiropractor off and on for years. I am a retired wallpaper hanger and painter for the last 30 years. I am 69 years old.

My problem accuser mostly off and on when I walk. It has gotten so I won't walk any distance because I don't think I'll make it back. I can be walking and feeling fine and suddenly I'll get what I call a "catch" and it stops me in my tracks. Sometimes I don't think I can make it back to the car to get home. This can go on for a couple of days and then nothing for some time. Or when it happens I can walk it off but not so much lately. The pain is in my right upper leg and groin area.

Some pain in the butt also. I went to a doctor and had an x-ray taken. He said if I had not said I had a problem he couldn't have known from the X-ray. I also had a number of treatments from my chiropractor that didn't solve the problem. Help. Thank You. Jan Farmer.

Hello Jan,
So, I take it no hip arthritis, my first thought. The second is a condition called FAIS. Use the Site search function at chiropractic Help to find out more about it.

Do you have the X-rays yourself? Could you take a photograph of it and send it to me? The pincer and CAM deformities are sometimes missed.

Lie on your back and pull your knee to the chest. Is it much stiffer, more painful than the other leg? Now pull to the opposite shoulder. What happens? Try rotating the hip at the same time, you may need help from your spouse. Sore? Stiff?

The next thought is a condition called Maigne's syndrome which refers pain to the groin. Any pain in the upper lower back? Maignes syndrome ...

Any lumps or bumps in the groin?

I hope this contributes, let me know.

Dr B

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