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Having pain in lower back, buttocks and groin area. Hurts to lay down. Is it safe to inject cortisone?

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I am having groin pain, low back pain , pain in buttocks, s I pain all on left side.
It has limited everything I do.
Even laying down hurts.
I don't rest well & my leg won't flex out when I sit & or bathe. I can't lay on my left hip.
My mobility in my left leg & pain is very disabling to me.
Physical therapy does not help.
It's to hard to lay on my stomach or back.
I'm having pain all the way to my ankles.
I'm worn out with this.
Dr wants to inject cortisone in my hip joint around femur.
I can't take much more of this.
My leg is weak & feels unstable
My left side feels twisted.
I'm very swollen on my left side around my low back & hip area.
But pain goes all the way down my leg.
I want all motion in my leg again.
Suggestions?
Posted Fri, 24 Aug 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 1 hour later
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Your symptoms are suggestive of an arthritis in the hip joint which is being further aggravated by vitamin D deficiency.
The main treatment includes pain killers, hot fomentation, lubricating agents like glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin , dycerin, etc and some life style modifications and physiotherapy. Calcium and vitamin D supplements need to be taken on a regular basis.
Since the pain killers are not providing adequate relief, local steroid injections are given to reduce the inflammation.
Your orthopedician is guiding you correctly regarding the treatment. Please do follow his advise for full relief.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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Follow-up: Having pain in lower back, buttocks and groin area. Hurts to lay down. Is it safe to inject cortisone? 23 minutes later
Thank you,
But what about the pain& mobility in my left leg?
&I being able to sit, stand &I lie down without swelling or pain.
The instability im feeling is not good.
Lieing down puts alot of pressure &I pain on my tailbone.
Why would I have an arthritic hip? Im young, its not in the family anywhere.
It came on in march &I life quit after that.
Why is the vitamin d so important &I why am I low?
Thanks
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 8 hours later
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
At your age and specially in the perimenopausal age, calcium and vitamin D deficiency is common due to hormonal changes in the body. The changes in your spine are responsible for the pain in your legs. taking adequate anti inflammatory drugs in combination with muscle relaxants will be helpful. Improvisation of posture and regular back strengthening exercises will also help in decreasing the further deterioration.
Hope my answer is helpful. Further queries are welcome.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you a trouble free speedy recovery.
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Follow-up: Having pain in lower back, buttocks and groin area. Hurts to lay down. Is it safe to inject cortisone? 38 minutes later
Thank you!
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 2 hours later
Hi,
Thank you.
I am glad I could help.
If you have no more questions, please close the discussion and rate the answer.
I wish you the very best in whatever you do.
Warm regards
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Follow-up: Having pain in lower back, buttocks and groin area. Hurts to lay down. Is it safe to inject cortisone? 18 minutes later
My XXXXXXX will not flex out for stretch, it's like it's locked.
So I can't strengthen. & it's painful
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 8 hours later
The feeling of locking of the legs could be due to a labral tear of the hip joint. Getting an MRI will be the best to find out the exact cause and extent of damage.
Till then you need to have an absolute bed rest and do a hot fomentation in area for relief.
Take care.
Regards.
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Follow-up: Having pain in lower back, buttocks and groin area. Hurts to lay down. Is it safe to inject cortisone? 5 minutes later
Do you have surgery to repair it? The tear
I've been not doing much since april.
Because of my leg
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 15 minutes later
Yes. Surgical treatment is there depending on the extent of the tear.
Wish you the very best in your life.
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