pain across side and front of thigh
(Chicago, IL usa)
But hip arthritis also goes down the front of the leg to the knee.
Pain across side and front of thigh
I started walking and exercising a year ago. I was then and am now 200 pounds and sedentary. I got up to walking 5 miles three times a week, felt great and improved muscled mass. I lost 10 pounds. however since five months ago I have pain on the side of the right thigh, which travels to the front of the right thigh and then down to the outside of the right knee when I walk. It is so painful i can no longer walk or stand.
I have to lie down for half an hour with a heating pad just to alleviate it somewhat. Sitting aggravates it and now walking for more than five minutes does too. There is also pain on the right back hip bone.
Ten years ago i was treated by a chiropractor for two herniated discs l4 and l5 which were causing major sciatic pain. The discs are no longer bulging (mri). This new pain is preventing me from exercising and I have lost much muscle mass. all doctors have said there is no surgical treatment.
I am looking first for a diagnosis, rather than just degeneration and arthritis. thank you.
First, let's be sure this isn't an arthritic hip. Lie on your back, and pull the left knee to your chest and then towards the opposite shoulder. Now the naughty right knee. Does it hurt in the groin or side of the hip? Is it much stiffer?
Secondly, bend slowly forwards, then backwards, then to the side. Does it hurt in the back, and does it radiate down the leg?
Thirdly, sitting in a kitchen chair, straighten first your left leg parallel to the ground, then the right leg. Does it hurt in the right leg?
Fourthly, lying on your tum, bend the left knee. Ask a friend to raise your left knee stretching the thigh muscle and the femoral nerve. Now raise the right knee. Is it much tighter in the thigh?
Lastly, bounce on your left knee, and then the right. Does the knee give?
Let me know. Keep to this thread.