pain in groin and upper thigh causes leg to hurt and I can't stand

When standing or walking right leg starts hurting to the point that I almost fall. It feels as though it's not going to hold me up. If I sit down it's almost instant that the pain goes away. I've had MRI and X-rays of back and hip and doctors aren't really giving me any help at all. It has been going on for several months and they're not helping at all. I don't won't to take a lot of pills, and I don't like taking pain pills. Please help.

Hello, your age please.

Lying on your back, pull your knee to your chest, then towards the opposite shoulder and finally into the lotus position. Are these movements particularly stiff and painful in the groin and around the hip compared to the other leg?

Secondly, and this is crucial, does your leg feel that it's going to give because of pain, or is it just weak?

Can you raise your big toe, can you stand on your toes and raise your heel? If you bounce lightly on the leg, bending the knee, does it feel like the knee is going to give?

If you bend forwards, backwards, and then to the side does the pain go down your leg?

Sitting in your chair with a little oil on your thumb, run it starting at the ASIS (Google it) gently down through the groin and down the inner thigh towards the knee. Is it very tender compared to the other side.

I'm just hitting on a few of the more common conditions. There are many possible causes.

Let me know what you find.

Dr B.R. Lewis DC

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