Left medial leg pain around hip, left lower back pain, high in the lumbar region
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I am a mostly healthy 54 yr old female. Very good diet; no one eats more kale than I do! I have had back problems for years. A horse fell on me when I was 13. I had hairline fractures of both hips and a huge contusion on my lower back where the horse kicked me as I fell. I spent a few weeks in traction of one leg, probably left leg.
I healed fine, ran cross country in high school, and became a massage therapist at 22, and worked hard for years.
At 30 yrs old I was injured in a workshop on pelvic stabilization. The techniques taught, in my case destabilized my pelvis so I have never been partial to St John's technique for hip stabilization!
I have fought for hip stabilization for years and continue to this day. It was a life changer for me. I know how to correct my perceived leg length discrepancy coming from the ANTERIOR hip rotation on the left with the sit up test. I can block my hips, (SOT blocking.) I can align my pubic symphysis with the shotgun technique.
. At times I use an SI belt for stabilization, and I know every appropriate exercise to correct glut med weakness and strengthen the core.
In spite of all this knowledge I am in nearly constant chronic pain in my left low back and for the last 2 yrs medial thigh pain. I did have active sciatica down my left thigh for a few years but at the moment it's Ok.
Today I had the brilliant idea to try some orthotics as my left foot is flatter than the right side and perhaps this is playing into continual 2 years of left medial thigh pain.
I have had a MRI two hrs ago and there was no issues found. In fact my spine looked very healthy. Good spacing. I had a hip X-ray and this too, proved to be normal. I have full range of motion in my hips. Actually the left hip when it is this sore, does not like to flop out away from the midline although this does change on a week to week basis.
I skate ski a lot in the winter. I thought I had injured my left adductor two years ago but as time went on and I really didn't heal I started to wonder what is the real problem?
I am wondering if you think this is partially due to immobility in the thoracolumbar junction(Maigne syndrome) or if you have other suggestions?
My condition is definitely irritated by walking and at the moment working, doing massage therapy but it is hard to not walk. Lying down feels good. After 1/2 hr of being up in the morning I have problems in my medial leg (pain) and left upper lumbar pain. I am currently committed to taking Voltarin for a few weeks as the pain can get so bad that I can't move. Antiinflammatories help a lot but I would rather not take drugs.
I do take fish oil and meriva( turmeric) .
Any insight you have would be welcomed.The medial thigh, hip pain is very tiring.
You're going to be cross with me, Shannon, but here goes. I believe in talking straight.
There's an old saying: He who treats himself has a fool for a doctor and an idiot for a patient.
I'm absolutely in favour of folk taking responsibility for their own health, as you do, but after a period you have to ask yourself: am I missing something?
Clearly you need professional help. I don't know whether you have a femoral nerve lesion, or a pubic bone problem, or a femoro acetabular impingement, or other, but clearly something is happening. It's going to take a thorough professional examination to work this one out.
All of those incidentally will give you groin and medial thigh or adductor pain.
Start hunting for someone who can help you with this.
Dr Barrie Lewis