Thanks for your question.
Are you taking any treatment for these symptoms at present?
Do you have osteoarthritis of the hip as well?
Have you had x rays of lower back as well?
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Groin pain is usually due to pathology in the hip joint while pain buttock is more likely related to sciatica.
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Gabapentin is preferred for sciatica type pain.It is not an ideal drug for osteoarthritis pain.
It is possible that your pain has a contribution from both the hip as well as lower spine.
You need to have x rays of the hip as ell as that of lumbar spine to look at possible osteoarthritis of the hip as well as spondylosis of the lumbar spine.
In fact startup pain i.e. pin wile getting up from bed in the morning is typical of OA .
Pain due to OA typically improves after you have started moving the painful joint.
Have they done vitamin d and calcium levels also?If not you should have these tested as well.
Yes , if calcium has been rising parathyroid should be tested.
This may be related.
I mean the pains.
Cycling is an excellent exercise for arthritic joints.Start at your own pace with resistance set at low to begin with.
You may also consider swimming as that puts less stress on the joints because of decreased gravity.
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