I’ve been having muscle pain around my left hip, that has gradually increased over the last few weeks. It started out as just annoying, so I tried the usual heating pads, hot baths, stretching, and ibuprofen. In the last week or so those haven’t been enough. I’m pretty sure that it’s not a bone pain because it feels different. I tried doing yoga thinking that might help and I wasn’t able to sit cross legged on the floor. So I had an appointment with the radiation oncologist yesterday. Since I haven’t been doing much activity lately, I figured the problem might be a long term side effect of radiation. The doctor says no, but that is his usual answer. He thinks that I have inflammation in my muscles (caused by radiation?). I also read that there is something called radiation fibrosis where proteins build up in areas that have been radiated causing this kind of pain. I am having an MRI of my hip/pelvis next Wednesday so that should give us a better idea of what is happening. The doctor said I may need physical therapy. I’m hoping he prescribes massage, 🙂 but that would be too good to be true, right?
Muscle pain in my hip August 7, 2013