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2months severe hip thigh front shin pain!!!

Started by joani1956 on 05/23/2017 7:42pm

Over 2 months ago I duddebky cane xiwn with a pain that I've never felt before.Its changed well actually stopped my life.It started I. My hipbone to my front and side thigh.Also to the front bottom of left shin .At first was during the day and something went sharp pain to groin area. Actually brought me to my knees.I hot a new Dr.who says without test hip bursitis. Sends me to PT, which I had 2 visits.She tried to help but hurt me worse its in my lower back now. She said its a lot more than bursitis a lot more and I do have degenerate disc disease .Got that diagnosis over ,10years ago.with RA&OA.I went to two back Dr s.years ago one said he couldn't guantee the treatment would work.The other said he do a nerve blocker.I was scared since 2different opinions. So never went back.Now I need help.What do you all think it is and anyone experience this

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Hi, joani1956--we are so sorry to read about all the pain you've endured over the past few months. It sounds like you haven't received the right tests to get a proper diagnosis on where your hip pain is coming from, which is so frustrating because it's hard to get the right treatment without a firm diagnosis.

We'd like to share some content with you that we think you'll be interested in. Perhaps you can share some insights from these articles with your doctor.

This first article is about piriformis syndrome ( Piriformis Syndrome ). If your symptoms align with those detailed in this article, perhaps it's worth broaching this condition with your doctor.

This next article is about second opinions ( Second Opinions: Five Things About This Patient Right ). We think it's great you sought a second opinion for your pain! When you get a second opinion, you may receive conflicting advice. When that happens, you have a couple of choices: You can move forward with the doctor/treatment you are most comfortable with or you can seek a third opinion as a tie breaker (or the third opinion may present an entirely different approach that you're most comfortable with).

In any case, don't give up on finding a treatment because a clear choice doesn't emerge. Think about your comfort level with the doctor. Do you believe your receiving an honest assessment of the treatment? Do you know the risks and benefits? Does the treatment seem too good to be true? These will help you move forward in the direction that's best for you.

We hope you get some answers about where your pain is coming from--and what you can do about it. Please keep us posted on how you're doing, and we wish you the very best of luck!