Hi Everyone -
Again - I might be asking a silly question.. so forgive me ahead of time.
On my weight loss journey so far - I have been suffering from chronic hip pain for the last 3 years. It was so bad last time, that it stopped me from exercising. This time, I've been fighting it with motrin and such, and have managed to stay active now for nearly 5 weeks! (I know it seems short... I'm happy - it's the longest that I've managed to stick with a good long routine!)
My left foot turns inward - it actually seems to curve inward before the ankle, and I walk on the outer side of it. I consider my right leg fairly normal. Besides the funky inward twist, I think that my left leg is shorter than my right one! When I'm on the treadmill, bike, Precor AMT thing, I notice that I'm favoring one side. If I don't... I'll start veering off the treadmill (really funny to see! The person on the treadmill next to me thinks that I'm going to fall over on them!). On the bike, I am literally twisted to the side and sitting on one bun! : P
Whatever the case, it causes me pain - and as I get older (I'm only 29!) it causes me more pain.
I did go to the doctor - the first time, the doctor said... it's bursitis, and gave me a shot at the hip of some sort of antisteroidal. Did absolutely nothing but leave me with a sore butt on the side. Did nothing. Went back to the doctor. Doctor 2, thought it might be ovary based, and it did turn out that I had PCOS. Been treated for that - did nothing for the hip pain. That was above the hip. He saw blood pooling on the side of the hip though - some sort of bleeding of some type - but didn't know where it was coming from... nothing came of that.
Doctor #3 *sigh*
MRI showed slight synovial fluid leak on the left side, and he saw the curve of my leg/foot. Sent me to the pod-doctor. Pod gave me orthotics -- which even after months, was causing my foot to be sore. The best thing that I did was get new Brooks shoes at a good outfit. Best investment ever. However, at this point, which is several months later, I only wear the orthotics when I am NOT exercising, because they hurt so bad! (Note that I did remove the inserts before putting the orthotics in.)
Well.. after this long story! (Sorry everyone) - I guess I want to know.. if anyone else has run into anything similar? What was the treatment that was looked at? And did it work?
I can even feel it right now - it doesn't hurt, but it's more of an irritation...and irritations 12 hours a day... start to wear at you!
Thanks for listening! You are all a wonderful group, and really have kept me going with your daily inspiration!