Lower back and right groin pain. Trapped femoral nerve?
Lower back and right groin pain. Trapped femoral nerve or hip condition, or both?
I have had several riding accidents over the years and seem to have been left with back and neck pain that comes and goes.
Over the last 3 months I have had severe, sudden onset pain in my right groin that makes me gasp out loud and stops me in my tracks. General stiffness and pain is worse after sitting and better when I am 'on the move'. Recently I have also had pain in my neck and outer thigh, sometimes going below my knee. I have had occasions when I can hardly put one foot in front of another and have been 'frozen' to the spot unable to bear weight on my right leg, but whilst riding my horse I have little or no pain.
I also have stiffness and swelling in my finger joints.
Where my back hurts there is a slight swelling on the spine.
Please advise what I should do. I am 62 and have always been active; mucking out, gardening and still work full time.
but now find I suffer if I am doing the above work; even getting out of the car can be difficult and I have to straighten up before I can walk.
All in all its a big nuisance and one I would like to get rid of!
The first question is whether this is primarily a hip condition, or a referred pain from your back or sacroiliac joint.
From what you describe, I favour a hip problem as weightbearing hurts, but riding your horse doesn't. How about swinging your right leg as you climb on to your horse?
We'll take this one step at at time. Firstly, lie on your back and pull your left knee to the chest, then towards the opposite shoulder and then make a circle, using your hip as the pivot.
Secondly, put your left foot on your right knee and drop the left knee into the Faber position.
Remember what you feel, and now repeat with the naughty hip. Is there a significant difference? If so, where is the stiffness and perhaps pain?
Let me know, keeping to this thread.
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