I've got a constant pain in the outer sides of my bum that seems to be now spreading into the very base of my spine. I'm very stiff if I stand for any length of time and it really aches there if I lie on either side. Today it's affecting my gait and making me feel far older than 49. The rheumy said if it wasn't in my groin then it wouldn't be hip arthritis and the physio implied it was just my age and stage - having a high FSH a I do - but she never actually examined me there and it's slowly been getting worse over months.
Does anyone here experience anything similar and can you tell me what it might be. I've never had sciatica but I'm wondering if it could be that? I have had lower backache but it bears no resemblance because it's more in the outer sides of my bum than anywhere else - could this be referred pain?
Sorry to be a pest as it's probably not RA related - but it's really slowing me down now and I would like to have a better idea of what's going on so I can look it up and see what I can do. Can't see the GP as he's away and it's not urgent but your advice is always so helpful.