Pain in pubic bone
I have had intermittent pain in the pubic bone over the last month roughly. It was painful last night, affecting my walking and is continuing today, so I now think it will be constant.
I've also developed right hip pain over about 2 months, which must be osteoarthritis as I've had this since March/April this year in my hands. Extremely depressing as it seems to be progressing fairly rapidly, and I'm otherwise fit and healthy, aged 71.
Is it likely that the osteoarthritis, particularly the hip, is related to the pubic bone pain?
Don't jump to conclusions. Simply because you've had pain in your hands for three months certainly doesn't mean that you must have hip arthritis.
But let's assume for the moment you are right. Then make an immediate change to the fats in your diet. Radically decrease those which are high in omega 6; that means particularly sunflower and corn oil; start to read labels and move to salad dressings which are omega neutral; best is olive oil.
Then radically increase those foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. That means fatty fish, freshly ground flax seed, walnuts and real free range eggs, if you can find them.
You want to drastically reduce the ratio of omega 6 to 3.
Now for that hip. Lie on your back and pull your left knee to your chest, then to the opposite shoulder and then drop it into the lotus position. Remember what your feel. Now repeat with the naughty hip; is there a noticeable difference? If it's distinctly stiffer and painful, then get an xray of your pelvis.
Hip conditions tend to refer pain to the groin, pubic bone area and down the thigh to the knee.
It's unlikely, but very occasionally there can be nasties in the groin and pubic bones; they'll likely be picked up on the xray and a thorough examination of the area. It's most uncommon, but does happen.
Start by pulling your knee to the chest every morning before getting our of bed; repeat ten times, and then make a circle. It may be sensitive but if you get painful stabs then you are going too far; stay in the painfree domain.
Don't let your mind run away with you, Wendy. Have a proper examination that will come up with the right diagnosis, and not your fears.
let me know what you find.
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