I've got a pain in my groin that shoots down my left leg to my knee--especially when I have to walk. I've been in pain for months and saw a doctor, but an MRI and ultrasound said it wasn't my spine, but possibly my hip. I'm too young for a hip replacement though. Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with this?
This can be caused by a number of things. You could have a pulled muscle, for instance. That's certainly one of the most simple answers.
There are five abductor muscles in that area that assist you in walking; if you pulled or strained one of those muscles that could effect your walking. One test for a pulled muscle in that area is more difficulty in squeezing your legs together. If you have a muscle pull then ice and rest may help.
A hernia can cause this kind of pain as well. Hernia often show up as feelings of pressure which turns into pain. You can often see a bulge in the area where the hernia is.
Hip bursitis occurs when the bursa sacs which cushion the joints become inflamed. One of the hip bursa are on the inside of the hip and can cause pain in this area. Hip bursitis usually responds well to ibuprofen and rest.
There are other possibilities as well. You'll have to see a doctor to figure out what's going on and to get it resolved.
Here are some links that might be useful:
Using Tylenol Responsibly
Let’s Talk Pain Meds
What Can Be Done for Nerve Pain?