nerve type of pain in the pubic/pelvic area
is the lotus position painful or restricted? Where?
Hi! I have pain in the pubic/pelvic area. Pain shifts from the sore area to outer hip, down left leg, sometimes outer knee and down front shin. I can stand, lie down - sleep wonderful 8 hours a night with no pain, get off a chair with the left knee seemingly able to hold my weight.
I can sit comfortably (which I feel to do to help the uncomfortable/sore area) and while seated or lying down, find taking a deep breath creates a "nerve" type of pain in the pubic/pelvic area which is really uncomfortable.
I can drive a car using the sore leg for the clutch with no pain! BUT....and here's the kicker.....I cannot walk without pain! I have to use a crutch or walking stick as walking is really very sore and can't walk long distances.
This pain has just become progressively more and more painful and uncomfortable. I visited a physiotherapist before the pain was so bad, and she "stretched" my trunk area so as to loosen any impinged nerve, but wonder if that is what has actually made the pain worse! Would Chiropractic help? Feel a bit nervous to have it done (wheew!!) Hello Tom,
Interestingly you mention no lower back pain; if you bend forwards, backwards and to the side do you get no pain in the back, leg, or groin area? From what you describe, at this stage I'm unconvinced this is a spinal problem.
When you say it radiates down the front of the shin, is that the inner or outer lower leg? And you did mean the knee IS able to hold your weight? Is or isn't?
The difficulty here is that there is no clear diagnosis from what you describe. Have you had any x-rays taken? Are you basically in good health? Your age, please? No prostate problems?
I take it you've been to your doctor; what does he say? Did he examine you thoroughly?
If you lie on your back and pull the knee to the chest, and then the opposite shoulder, and then drop it into the lotus position, is it okay? How does it compare with the other leg?
Are you a smoker? Has anyone tested the pulses in the ankles?
I'm not sure if chiropractic could help you, because I'm unsure what the problem is. Perhaps some answers to the questions above will throw more light on the bron of the problem. Let me know; and have an x-ray of your pelvis done if you don't already have one.
I hope this contributes.
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