20 Months of Pain Getting Worse
by Trisha Laffan
I think it may have started at the gym when I overdid an exercise on a hip-flexing machine. I had a pain in my groin and down the inside of my right leg for a couple of days.
Soon after I developed a very slight but irritating pain which I thought was my ovaries. It didn't go away, I saw my doctor and had an internal scan. Nothing. The pain got worse and never let up but only hurt when I moved and tensed my muscles. It did not hurt when passively moved.
A few months on I started to get a stiff back which often happens if I sit or drive for long periods but it didn't go away. It got worse. I now have pain when walking, standing up, bending down, or lifting right leg... almost every move I make. I sometimes have pain in the groin, then up around pelvic bone through to back.
To date I've had X-rays, an MRI, and blood tests. I've seen rheumatologists, gynecologists and an orthopedic consultant. The most recent test was a CT scan. I'm seeing a consultant for results next week.
I intend to take your articles to show him because they describe exactly what I have been experiencing and I just don't understand why nobody has thought of it before. My daughter-in-law who is a nurse suggested I look up the psoas muscle and everything I have read seems to fit.
I am now getting a pinging or clicking sensation when I get up from sitting and when I twist. I live in the UK and you are, I think, American but please any advice would be appreciated.