Pain in right groin
(Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia)
I have had a chronic aching pain in my right groin coming from my lower back, for some time, mainly when I sit down or lie in bed overnight. When I first stand up and get out of bed, I have noticeably weakness in my right leg. Also have hip aching when lying for very long on the right side.
The other night not long after going to bed I experienced acute very severe intermittent stabbing pain that felt like a hot iron or an electric shock being stabbed in the inner side of my right ankle just below the ankle bone. It lasted for about 15 minutes but eventually settled. At the same time although I'd only just gone to bed, I had the groin pain. Don't know if the pain in my ankle is connected, but I had never had that ankle pain before and hope I never have it again! Hello Maureen,
You make no mention of having a professional examination. You don't mess with pain in the groin. There are many possible causes, from really serious to degenerative arthritis, to referred pain from the spine, or sacroiliac joint.
The general rule of thumb for any pain is, if you know it's not getting better, see a professional.
The femoral nerve supplies the groin area, the anterior thigh and the inner lower leg. So your ankle pain could be referred from your back, or something quite distinct in the ankle itself. Only a thorough examination will make the distinction.
Type superior cluneal nerves into the search function at chiropractic help. They supply the buttock and groin.
Here's a little test for you to do. Lie on your back and pull your knee to the chest. Compare sides. Now rotate the hip, using the knee as a lever. Do it gently. Does it hurt, and where? Is it stiff?
I fancy an xray may be necessary, but deciding what part to xray is dependent on a thorough clinical examination.
Hernias occur in the groin too. Any lumps or bumps? Do you feel well? Weight loss?
As you can see it's complex, and I really can't give you an adequate answer on the web without examining you.
I hope this contributes. Let me know what comes of it all.