What could be causing my frequent but sharp and intermittent pain in my right groin and inner thigh. Difficult to walk or lift leg when this happens. Seems to involve the thigh muscle.
I have had a right knee replacement.
Pain is increasing in frequency. May not be related but if I sleep on my stomach I have a lot of lower back pain upon awaking. I also have infrequent bouts of right hip pain at night. Any help would be appreciated.
Firstly try and break that habit of sleeping on your stomach. It causes a facet syndrome in your lower back, and that's probably the reason for your morning low back pain. Bad for the neck too.
There are numerous possibilities concerning your groin and inner thigh pain, but I need more information:
Pull your other knee to your chest, and then towards the opposite shoulder. Remember what you feel. Repeat with the knee on the sore groin side. What's the difference?
When was the knee op, and did it relieve your knee pain? Hip conditions often radiate to the knee, and may be confused with a knee condition.
I'd get an X-ray of your pelvis. Send me a digital copy if you can.
Let me know about those little tests, and we'll take this further. Your age?
Dr Barrie Lewis DC