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Constant hip pain for months

By September 20, 2016 - 5:09am
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I've had hip pain for a while now. I think it started she. I was at boot camp but I didn't say anything so I pushed through my training. Fast forward to now, whenever I do something they hurt or ache. Sometimes the pain radiates to my pelvic area. I've seen medical on two different occasions before coming to my unit and they told me two different things. Yet I kept having constant pain. My health is more important.... What should I do?

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Hello Thegirlwhogaveherall,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us for guidance. First, I need to ask you a few questions.

How old are you/ What happened during boot camp that you think precipitated the hip pain?
Is the pain in both hips? Does any thing relieve the pain?

What did the two physician tell you might be the cause? Was any therapy suggested? Have you tried any therapy or treatment?

I will gladly provide you with general information.

Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The precise location of your hip pain can provide valuable clues about the underlying cause.

Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint.

Arthritis is one cause of hip pain and includes osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and septic arthritis. That is why I asked your age.

Injuries including dislocation, bursitis, hip fracture or hip labral tear, inguinal hernia, and tendonitis are causes of hip pain. That is why I asked what happened at boot camp.

A pinched nerve associated with meralgia paresthetica, sacroiliitis, and sciatica are other causes.


September 20, 2016 - 8:32am
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hello Maryann,

I am 23 years old. During boot camp, I'm not sure but it may have been carrying the weight of our gear. Overtime, the pain has become noticeable in both hips. Nothing really seems to relieve pain.

When I saw the physician at MOS school, he told me that it could be my IT band then on my second occasion he said it was a inflamed muscle. I asked for an MRI but nothing was done. No suggestion of physical therapy was mentioned, So I continued to train.

Sometimes it hurts when I bend down to out on my boots. Sometimes the pain is in my buttocks area as well.

The area of pain varies.

Thank you for help,
I'm seeking medical attention tomorrow afternoon from the medical center at my new unit.,

September 20, 2016 - 9:49am
Guide (reply to Thegirlwhogaveherall)

Hello Thegirlwhogaveherall,

Thank you for the added information. I am glad you will be seeing someone about this. Please let me know what happens.

Good luck,

September 21, 2016 - 9:09am
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