I joined the military 16 years ago and 16 years ago I started having knee pain. Over the years I've seen several doctors and had several x-rays and no one could determine what was wrong. My x-rays all came back normal. I even had a Podiatrist put insoles in my shoes. That hurt a lot. When I was pregnant I found that my knee stopped hurting but my hip started hurting a lot. And it would "give out" several times a day. It's been 2 years and my hip still hurts. The doctor now tells me that it was my hip all along (making my knee hurt). I got a steroid shot in one hip. It didn't seem to help much. Then a physical therapist gave me a hip brace belt to wear. It seems to help a lot. She said my hip is loose. My bursas are swollen and very sore to touch. More so behind my hip (upper buttocks/back) is very sore especially when I run. The Physical Therapist said I need to activate my core muscles and it will strengthen my hip area. Because exercising hurts I got a flewbelt to help strengthen my core. It sends an electronic pulse to my stomach and makes it contract like I'm doing sit-ups. It works great since my while body isn't hurting all at once but I noticed when I feel the contraction in my stomach I also feel a pinch in my upper buttocks (hip) where it's sore after I run. That leads me to wonder if there's a nerve problem. After I use the belt my stomach is sore the way it's supposed to be (like I just worked out) but my hip/buttocks/back area hurts like I just ran. Can someone tell me if that's normal? Should I feel a muscle contract in my hip as well?View Thread
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