Alright guys- I'm really hurting and have tried everything and seen multiple doctors but still having problems and now it's worsening.
I am 24 tomorrow. Played high school and college football until I was 22. Since I was 21 I've had what started As hip flexor bulging, swelling and tightness and has progressed to piriformis pain and swelling with lower back swelling/bulging of muscle muscles, knee clicking, and swelling that radiates up and down my right side from shoulder blades to ankles.
I am very flexible and stretch regularly, foam roll, ice, heat, naproxen, etc. Nothing seems to alleviate the pain EXCEPT for inactivity. That is not an option. I run hiit 2-3 days a week and lift 4-5. I also wait tables for work and am still in school so I'm either walking or sitting for long periods of time on a given day.
I believed the injury first began from heavy leg presses and back squatting. I stopped those upon ending football and no change. Walking incline seems to irritate it, as well as any hip dominant exercises including ab work where hip flexors r engaged.
I have been to chiropractors, orthopedics, and osteopaths. No one has been able to assist or relieve the pain. I stopped dead lifting and pain got better for a while, then the pain retuned and I felt my Low back was noticeably weaker and in more pain. So, I resumed deads and low back felt stronger but then pain and swelling then returned to the hip flexor region. It seems I cannot do anything without some sort of negative effect.
I am now walking with a slight limp. One shoulder also is hangin slightly lower than the other. One leg is also slightly loneger than the other (determined by a dr.)
Any ideas and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you.