I have a problem with my buttocks / hip muscles that no one has been able to identify for over ten years. I’m really exhausted from it – and had 3 back surgeries (even a lumbar 360) but to no avail. I’m female, a young 70 years old and honestly believe no one in the medical field has really listened or heard what I have to say. When I walk very far – say 1/2 block, my muscles in hips and buttocks begin to cramp so badly it brings me to a halt. I then have to wait at least 30-60 seconds to resume. I have read about intermittent claudication and it sure sounds like exactly what I have but the doctors and surgeons say no – not an artery or vein issue. But apparently, not a bone issue either. It IS an issue of one sort or another or I wouldn’t be hurting.
Has anyone had this and what have you discovered to be the cause? I cannot walk for exercise. My right calf is very large due to venous insufficiency. Appreciate any reply.