Chronic hip and leg pain
Hey everyone, not to sure how this site works, but I’ve had this pain for almost 2 years now and I’m curious to hear what people have to say.
I’ll start off by saying a 23-year-old male who sits at a desk for a living, play a lot of video games on my spare time, but have had a pretty strict gym routine since I was 16. This pain started while I was sitting in an office chair. At the time I was doing pretty heavy lifting at the gym which could have started this but I’m not certain. The pain started in the left Glute and just felt like a tightness the ran on the across the muscle. Later the pain continued to spread up to my lower back and my hip (Left side only). The pain in my hip feels like a deep ache or an extreme tightness. The pain then continued down my left leg following the IT band and can sometimes be felt on the outside of the shin. Now it just at the point where it feels like the left side of my hip and leg is just in a dull ache that stems from the hip (the hip almost feels like a constant light cramping muscle).
I get this pain every single day and the only thing that seems to relieve it is sleep. When I wake up the pain is practically gone, but after about 10 minutes of being awake (doesn’t matter if I move around or stay laying down) the pain resumes. Sitting is by far the worst, followed by laying down, then followed by standing. Walking can sometimes reduce the pain.
I have tried:
– Regular stretching
– Physio (for piriformis syndrome)
– MRI of lower back
– Hip X-ray
– Various muscle relaxors and anti inflammatories
I am out of options, I’m hoping someone out there has had a similar experience and can shed some light on this issue.