Pelvic Pain Support Network

23 year old female with labrum tear right hip, referral pain in lower back, knee and leg

Hi there, please let me know if I should be posting this elsewhere- I'm new and not too sure.

I am at my wits' end with the unexplained/undiagnosed pains I've been experiencing daily in my hip, back and knees for the past 2 years. I'm sure you have all heard this before, but the frustration brought me to tears this morning when I woke up in pain.

I damaged my right hip while squatting at the gym in 2015, eventually got an MRI done which showed a labrum tear. Got a block of NHS physio; they told me to stop lifting weights and do strengthening exercises for right leg. I was discharged and things were okay. Still pinching and dull aches/flare ups around hip, but manageable. Then I began powerlifting in Nov 2016 and everything blew up. Almost as if all these issues were bubbling under the guise of low impact exercise, and then the movements of weightlifting brought them to the surface. My right knee gave way during a squat one day and was extremely painful and unstable for about 2 months. My right hip pain flared up again and felt like it was radiating down my right thigh in a dull ache/throb. I was miserable and so went to a private physio in January 2017. He began doing regular back massage and didn't explain a) why he was doing so or b) what was causing my pains. I was totally confused. I ended up with lower back pain on right side, which has steadily gotten worse. I went to another private physio just 3 days ago; she performed dry needling on my lower back in the area of pain. This has, I believe, exacerbated the pain and I now have extended pain into mid-back on right side.

I apologise for making this such a long post. I do not know what to do. I am petrified of having chronic pain for the rest of my life. I just want to be able to function, exercise and sleep with no pain. I am reluctant to go back through NHS again and am considering private treatment even though it's not within my means.

Does anyone have a similar experience or advice they could share? I really am desperate.

Thank you x


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