I'm a 23-year-old female and I have been having pain in the left groin area for about a month now. It started as a sharp pain while I was sitting at a computer, and it was very painful to sit. Since then, I have found that I cannot sit normally very long without stretching my left leg out straight or else it is very uncomfortable. It also hurts to bear weight on the leg, although I feel much better standing up with my leg straight. It also hurts to pull my knee to my chest and to sit corss-legged on the floor. I have had hip x-rays and a pelvic MRI which have shown nothing. What could be wrong?
"So, you have hip pain, but the X-rays and MRI are normal. Now what? Now your doctor may want to consider that you might have hip impingement, formally known as Femoroacetabular Impingement. Considering the anatomy...."
To read more about the possiblity that you may have hip impingement please see my article located on the arthritis site:
Hip Impingement as a Precursor to Arthritis
Hope this gets you pointed in the right direction towards a solution.
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD
Here are some other links that might be useful as well:
Sciatica – An Overview
Using Mindfulness Meditation to Alleviate Physical Pain
Everyday Ways to Protect Your Joints