Cramping in Upper Thighs
(Winchester, CA, USA)
I have been riding a stationary bike for over a year for a minimum of 45 minutes a day followed by sit-ups.
I started to have extreme cramping in my upper thigh area especially when standing. Next I experienced hip pain and a dull ache in both upper hamstrings.
I have no lower back pain. The symptoms are bilateral except I have very infrequent shooting sciatic pain in my left leg from the middle buttocks to above the knee. I have an audible popping noise when I lift and lower my right leg.
I have seen chiropractors and my medical doctor. I have had some relief from deep tissue massage. But they all overlook or discount the thigh/groin pain and the popping.
From reviewing your article about Iliopsoas Syndrome it matches all of my symptoms. I will be scheduling PT based on my doctor's referral but the referral is for lumbosacral radiculopathy.