I'm sorry about your hip pain! It sounds like it's in the region of your outer groin, as well.
Because you are active, you need a doctor who understands human movement and movement-pain relationships, so a *highly-trained sports/orthopedic physical therapist.*
Hip/groin pain is usually 1 of 3 things:
1. Referred pain from your back,
2. Referred pain from your sacroiliac joint or
3. True pain from the hip joint.
It. of course, could be other things like a hernia...however unlikely, a good exam will uncover the answer. A thorough movement assessment will be necessary to determine the cause, rather than someone simply moving your hip around and telling you it's probably arthritis.
I am happy to help you with your hip pain; I treat these conditions all the time.
Please send me another message or call me (412) 477-3742 with more details:
- When exactly did the pain begin? Did it start seemingly out of nowhere or was there a very specific incident?
- What physical activity/exercise where you doing in the days/hours leading up to the onset of pain?
- What daily things consistently aggravate your hip?
- What are you currently doing to help your pain?
- Is the pain position dependent?
- laying down?
- what positions?
- uphill, downhill, dependent on shoes?
- during specific exercise/s at your fitness class?
- Does you hip click, pop, lock or catch?
- What does the pain feel like?
- numbness, tingling, burning, pins/needles
- Does the pain radiate down your thigh?
- How does it feel in the morning? afternoon? after exercise? before bed?
- Have you had pain like this before?
- Have you had any major injuries?
- Do you have a history of foot, ankle, knee or back pain?
Looking forward to keeping you active!
Garin Wyberg, PT, DPT, SCS
"I work with people who are not ready to give up their active lifestyle because of pain or stiffness. I help people feel better, move better and get back to normal again while avoiding medications and surgery."