help me figure out what is wrong
I am frustrated because I have been having pain in my hip area......I went to the dr and had Xrays and he told me the Xrays looked ok. I thought I had arthritis in my hip, but he said no. He really didn't do anything to help me. Isn't it great when the dr tells you what it [I]isn't but doesn't tell you what it is??
Anyway I have a feeling that the pain has more to do with a back problem rather than a hip problem. I feel it most when I am laying on my back. The pain is in the outside of my right hip. I feel like there is weakness when trying to move my leg, especially to rotate my leg outward. I don't have any pain or loss of range of motion in my left leg. It is not excruciating, but it is enough to make it difficult to get comfortable and sleep. I sometimes take 2 ibuprofin and it doesn't help.
When I am out and about during the day, I don't really feel it much, until I sit down for awhile, then try to get up.....Then I feel pain and weakness in my right hip. It's hard to straighten up at first, but after awhile it feels ok.
I hate to go back to the dr because I don't like being told my Xrays look ok, so I must be just fine. I thought maybe I could learn something here from someone who may have had a similar experience. I probably will end up going to a different dr if things get much worse but in the meantime, does anyone have any idea what is causing this and what I could do about it?
Thanks in advance for any help!