Originally Posted by anotherpatty
I realize the femur is technically in the socket correctly - in an orthopedic manner of speaking. Yet, the ligaments or muscles around it seem to have some impact. When certain licensed practitioners (keeping confidential) turn my leg a certain way and sort of gently push it a certain way and sort of "hold" it in place better it feels SO much better. If I just turn my foot to the side it is enough to set me back for months. Then all of a sudden I get sciatica, lumbar, foot and back pain - it all starts in the way that leg is rotated. It feels so much more supported and stronger when the pracititioners "hold it" in there like I had mentioned. I doubt I'd ever get an orthopedic to understand what I'm talking about. I hope this makes sense for what you were asking. Thanks
An orthopedist would understand perfectly I would think, why not.
Now most hip and buttock pains arise from the lumber spine. Therefore a patient with these symptoms should be "scanned" at least from the lower thoracic spine to the thigh. Scan means a relatively quick look all round so to look for some indication of the problem i.e. lumbar, SI joints, muscles, movements, see which ones cause the grief. Then you can hone in on the part which is most likely the culprit. Say we decide the hip, then it is the capsule or it is something else, rarely it can be two entities.
The capsule tighness gives an easy pattern to recognise. If not this then test for muscles, bursae,mucles and tendons. Treatment progress from the exam. My worry about your condition is the fact that you are having severe pain on a certain movement. It could be a stretch or compression. I would see a PT if you have not done so and if so consult an orthopedist. Keep us in touch.