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Cherril Engholm
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Pain in upper thighs and hips

Posted by @cherril, Jun 28, 2016

I have pain in my upper thighs, groin and hips, upon rising from a chair. Sometimes I will have pain in the groin area when I am walking. Does anyone have any appropriate exercises for this condition and or why does it occur? Are my hips going out? I also experience pain in my low back upon walking a short distance or standing even a short time. I am a moderately active female and want to exercise but it is painful.

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Sorry you have been going through this. I can off a little advice based on my own experience. I see Physical Therapy 3 times a week. I have similar pain symptoms mine happens to be from pelvise. There are a series of three exercises that you can do one stretch one to put it back in place and the third to lock it in place. However must get it properly diagnosed so you do the proper steps. I would ask your md for a physical therapy consult. They can help you tremendously. Hope this helps.

Thank you so much for your help. Yes, I did see a PT. and she was
excellent. I just can’t recall all the exercises. They helped soon much
when doing them and I know I should have kept them up. Good luck to you
too,now. It isn’t fun to have that pain,and not be able to move
comfortably,is it. Thank you again for your response.

I will send you them. I use to see chiro for it but would just go right back out. When you do the 3 steps in order it locks them back in place. Haven’t had to go back to chiro in 7 months. 🙂

Hi @cherril! Welcome to Connect. We are so happy to have you!

I’m glad to see Dawn has already jumped in to help out (she is wonderful :)). I’m also tagging @bronxgal44, @katrinaramquistwesson, @tomb1, @keri, @callalily74 and @success101 who have posted about similar types of pain and may be able to provide some insight.

Have you talked to your doctor about the pain? Did they give you any kind of explanation?

@kelseydm

Hi @cherril! Welcome to Connect. We are so happy to have you!

I’m glad to see Dawn has already jumped in to help out (she is wonderful :)). I’m also tagging @bronxgal44, @katrinaramquistwesson, @tomb1, @keri, @callalily74 and @success101 who have posted about similar types of pain and may be able to provide some insight.

Have you talked to your doctor about the pain? Did they give you any kind of explanation?

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Yes, thank you for answering. I was in therapy for the pain, it helped for a short time. The pain is right back, but I am still doing excises at home. bronxgal44

@dawn_giacabazi

I will send you them. I use to see chiro for it but would just go right back out. When you do the 3 steps in order it locks them back in place. Haven’t had to go back to chiro in 7 months. 🙂

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That sounds very encouraging! Thank you for sending the exercises. I would so appreciate that! Have a good day! Cherril

@kelseydm

Hi @cherril! Welcome to Connect. We are so happy to have you!

I’m glad to see Dawn has already jumped in to help out (she is wonderful :)). I’m also tagging @bronxgal44, @katrinaramquistwesson, @tomb1, @keri, @callalily74 and @success101 who have posted about similar types of pain and may be able to provide some insight.

Have you talked to your doctor about the pain? Did they give you any kind of explanation?

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Yes, I was sent to a very good PT. I worked with her for as long as my insurance would allow. The exercises she gave me help a great deal. I was interested to know if there were other people who had similar pain to mine. I was hoping to not hear that it meant a hip replacement was close at hand. If you have any exercises, I would appreciate getting them again. thanks so much! Cherril

Success mine supposedly,comes from my foot,following achilles tendonitis.Wore boot
Too long. Overcompensated,and,ended up with extreme bursitis in hip now, for over year.
Pt. Very good. But, i felt my chiorpractor
Helped straighten my posture out,considerably.
It is much better. My foot,is another case.
Will end up with surgery to remove a very
Stubborn bonespur,that has curtailed my
Walking.
Im 72 yrs old and a fighter.
Do hope to be walking free of pain by Fall.
Will continue to do the PT exercises
As, they loosen things up.
Even went out and bought runners shoes
HOKAS. VERY COMFORTABLE.
BUT THE FOOT MOTION IS THE KILLER.
SUCCESS101

@dawn_giacabazi

I will send you them. I use to see chiro for it but would just go right back out. When you do the 3 steps in order it locks them back in place. Haven’t had to go back to chiro in 7 months. 🙂

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Water exercise is sometimes as good or better than physical therapy. Walking forward and backward helps.

Marilyn

@dawn_giacabazi

I will send you them. I use to see chiro for it but would just go right back out. When you do the 3 steps in order it locks them back in place. Haven’t had to go back to chiro in 7 months. 🙂

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Success101
Gosh,that sounds good.water exercises.
I live in a rural town.not much to do.
They are offering chair yoga.
What do yo think abot that?

@dawn_giacabazi

I will send you them. I use to see chiro for it but would just go right back out. When you do the 3 steps in order it locks them back in place. Haven’t had to go back to chiro in 7 months. 🙂

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Oh, thank you for your comment, Marilyn. I will try the walking forward and backward for sure. I can see where water exercises would be good. It is just not easy for me to do that. Thank you so much! Cherril

@success101

Success mine supposedly,comes from my foot,following achilles tendonitis.Wore boot
Too long. Overcompensated,and,ended up with extreme bursitis in hip now, for over year.
Pt. Very good. But, i felt my chiorpractor
Helped straighten my posture out,considerably.
It is much better. My foot,is another case.
Will end up with surgery to remove a very
Stubborn bonespur,that has curtailed my
Walking.
Im 72 yrs old and a fighter.
Do hope to be walking free of pain by Fall.
Will continue to do the PT exercises
As, they loosen things up.
Even went out and bought runners shoes
HOKAS. VERY COMFORTABLE.
BUT THE FOOT MOTION IS THE KILLER.
SUCCESS101

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Good luck to you in your struggle to find relief. I too, have lived with foot pain all my life. When I was in Junior High, I was wearing the dark brown Girl Scout Oxfords each and and every day. I had shock treatment on my feet while going to college, many pairs of orthodics, and pairs and pairs of very expensive shoes. Not one Dr. including Mayo Clinic has ever been able to tell me why I have such pain. I feel your frustration. May I ask where you found your Hokas shoes? Thank you, Cherril

@success101

Success mine supposedly,comes from my foot,following achilles tendonitis.Wore boot
Too long. Overcompensated,and,ended up with extreme bursitis in hip now, for over year.
Pt. Very good. But, i felt my chiorpractor
Helped straighten my posture out,considerably.
It is much better. My foot,is another case.
Will end up with surgery to remove a very
Stubborn bonespur,that has curtailed my
Walking.
Im 72 yrs old and a fighter.
Do hope to be walking free of pain by Fall.
Will continue to do the PT exercises
As, they loosen things up.
Even went out and bought runners shoes
HOKAS. VERY COMFORTABLE.
BUT THE FOOT MOTION IS THE KILLER.
SUCCESS101

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Success101
I live about 50 miles from lacrosse wi.
Bought them at a running store.
The men own it are very knowledgeble
Any running store should have them.
They are comfortable. Love them.
But,will go ahead an get rid of the spur
Right on back of myheel.
Good luck.

@dawn_giacabazi

I will send you them. I use to see chiro for it but would just go right back out. When you do the 3 steps in order it locks them back in place. Haven’t had to go back to chiro in 7 months. 🙂

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Yes. I did that for several years and it really helped me. Any kind of yoga as long as you can use props to support yourself. Gail B

I too am having pain in the groin area and upper thigh which feels like a severe muscle cramp. I was diagnosed with sciatica and am also having pain and tingling down my leg and in my hip area. Have you had an MRI or xrays? I have tried steroids internally which did nothing, and then a steroid shot which has not helped much either. I am investigating PT. There is something that they do at PT which is called ART (active release technique) which I would like to try. This breaks up the muscle fibers that are causing the pain. You can look it up on utube. Good luck. I know how difficult this is. I can hardly walk anywhere w/o severe pain. Hope we both get relief soon.

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