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Discomfort as per photo. On and off for days + on off

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Discomfort as per photo. On and off for days + on off burning sensation in hip, groin, low back pain on off.No change in bowel movement, no change in weight.

Your symptoms are likely due to;

1) Iliopsoas tendinitis

2) Groin injury

3) Pinched nerves in back; this is the most likely cause.

4) Hip tendonitis and bursitis.

The following may help you;

a) Physical therapy; exercise regime for back and hip.

b) Deep electrotherapy; therapeutic ultrasound and short wave diathermy.

c) Acupuncture

d) Local analgesic cream

e) Pool therapy/hydrotherapy.

f) Analgesics like Nurofen/Ibuprofen

g) Lidocaine cream

h) Rest

i) Back brace.

You may start these exercises;

1) Straight leg raising: Lie on the bed with your back and remain in a relaxed position. Slowly raise one of your legs upward and keep it as straight as possible. Count up to ten, and slowly bring down the leg. Do the same with the other leg. Repeat this exercise ten times.

2) Curl-ups; lie on the back with knees bent, fold arms across the chest, tilt the pelvis to flatten the back, and curl-up lifting the head and shoulders from the bed/couch. Hold for ten seconds, then slowly lower to starting position. As strength builds, aim to complete one set of ten curls. The exercise should be done twice a day (both the sets).

This is a slide show for the exercises (you can pick up your own set, which suits you);

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. So no need to worry about bowel issues, and start stretch and exercise per your recommendation

You are very welcome.

There is absolutely no issue.

Mild stretching and exercises will resolve these.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, are you sure there is no organ issue that can cause this?
If you are, how long before exercise makes it better?

Exercises can take 5-7 days for it to get better.

It is not likely due to organ issues with your description.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
During exercise, hip hurts and burns, some back pain. When i dont exercise front side hurts next to my pubic bone

You need a supervised physiotherapy and exercise regime.

The physiotherapist will also consider short wave diathermy for the back pain and therapeutic ultrasound for the groin pain.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should i not carry on the exercise?

Only supervised exercises will help.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Thanks.

Very welcome.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The groin pain, is there a ligament i might have pulled at some point that started this?