Severe left hip pain and unable to stand up
About 1 yr ago I was dx’d with FAI of left hip. I had steroid injection and I was great.
July 1st I tried to get out of bed and I had excruciating pain in left hip again. But this pain was different somehow. I had an MRI and they sent me to orthopedic specialist. By the time I was able to get in to see them I was barely able to walk without a lot pain. This pain was in hip, buttock and leg and I had numbness down leg with standing up.
He determined it was a spinal issue. X-ray showed some compression in L4-L5 and he ordered PT and MRI. By the time I was approved for MRI PT had made things so much worse. I am now unable to stand upright at all. I have symptoms of piriformis syndrome and I continue to have horrible hip pain. I am unable to lay flat for MRI so they did epidural injection which provided a little relief but I am still unable to stand or walk without pain. Sitting forward is best for me but now even that is causing me pain.
I haven’t worked in 6 wks and I’m barely able to stand up for more than a few minutes.
Can you tell me specifically where this pain in 'the hip' is; the term means different things to different people.
Precisely which part of the your leg is painful and numb; check out the graphic above, if that helps.
When standing, do you look like the Leaning tower of Pisa?
If you bend slowly forwards, backwards, and then to the side, is there pain? Where? Do this carefully as it can make you worse.
Have you had pain coughing, sneezing, laughing or bearing down on the toilet?
Sitting in a kitchen chair, flex your head on to your chest, and then ask someone to raise first the right and then the left leg. What happens? Be precise.
Can you lift your big toe off the ground?
Be precise if you want any useful answers from me; all of the questions.
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