I have had chronic left hip and knee pain for five years in my left leg. I am 32-year-old male and am in good health. I am 6 foot 3 inches and weight about 265. I have no blood pressure or health problems. The pain starts at the left hip goes to the knee. I walk all day long in steel toes at a manufacturing facility. The pain is daily and wakes me up at night and I have problems going to sleep. If the pain is strong, I put my foot up to help with the pain. I talk aspirin on a every other day basis. I have quit my physical activities except bowling every other week. The pain is unbearable after any physical activity. I use a lot of Icy Hot on my knee to help with the pain.
The problem is the pain has been there for five years. I have had two MRIs that show no problem with my back. That is all the doctor looks at. I did PT once four years ago and it helps. He again recommended PT this past November. The pain in my knee and hip with not allow me to do the stretches any more without being in pain, like a 8 out of 10 on the pain scale. I can feel the femur hitting my pelvis in certain positions. What can I do for this?