I realise my thread title is same or similar to many older ones however given the dates on some of them thought it was better to start a new thread.
My story is this- I was born with dislocated hips 44 years ago. I was walking before they were diagnosed (got to love the 60's!!). Although I have had hip pain on both sides caused by various exercise over the years (eg rollar blading, horse riding, skiing), it has been managable. I has bad hip pain during pregnancy but am told that is quite normal.
I now have pain neverending in my right (which technically was my better) hip. I am wondering if it is even related to the hip dysplasia at all as having done a bit of reading it sounds more like pyriformis, byrsitis etc. The pain is at the ball of the hip, and in the groin, radiating to my knee (outer edge), and also radiating into my outer buttock and my hamstring. I am a mess. It throbs non stop. Driving hurts. If I sit for long it seizes up and almost locks. I cannot raise my leg without groin pain, struggle to put socks on. I cannot sit and cross my legs, the leg does not go down tot he side (not sure how to descibe this).
I cannot pinpoint what has made this worse all of a sudden but it has come and gone more often in the last 2 years. I do regular exercise walking the dog on very hilly terrain where I live, and I swim. I am not unfit.
Does nayone have any idea what this sounds like? And to whom should I go in Melb to get this diagnosed and fixed- a physio or a GP or an orthopedic surgeon?