Hello I'm 55, 5' 3, female - normal weight. For a long time I've had joint pain that would last for months then disappear. For the past 6 months my right side has been hurting starting with my hip - my lower back, hip (right in middle), my thigh is sore all the time, my big toe was stiff or numb (this has subsided) replaced by joint pain on the balls of my foot. If I cross my left leg over my right when laying down there's immediate discomfort. Sometimes it feels like my skin is sore -sounds strange. My doctor has repeatedly prescribed 600mg of ibuprofen for the pain. I took it for a while, I seldom take it now - I don't think it's a good idea long term.
I have other minor joint pain, and neck pain that I believe is posture related. I went to an orthopedic doctor who assured me it isn't bone related. He said I have mild arthritis in my hip that should not be causing me any pain. I would really like to understand what's going on. I've been googling my symptoms for months trying to figure this out. It's not unbearable pain. If I knew it wasn't any thing serious I could deal with it better. Please let me know if any of you have experienced this sort of pain and what you know about it.