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I think the tenderness has been about a week. The pain reminds me of bruising i would get from hipbones from a person i had intercourse with. I havent had intercourse in two weeks. Twinges sometimes if im laying on my stomach with my legs stretched out or sometimes if i turn or lean one way itll twinge. It doesnt happen a lot and i only know theres pain because ive pushed on the area on both thighs.
This is very likelihood to be myofascial trigger point. Trigger points may develop after an initial injury to muscle fibers. This injury may be a noticeable traumatic event or repetitive microtrauma to the muscles. Myofascial trigger point is a hyperirritable spot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle or in the muscle fascia which is painful on compression. The treatment is following;
1) passive stretching of the affected muscle after application of sprayed vapocoolant
2) physical therapy
3) deep electrotherapy; iontophoresis, phonophoresis, short wave diathermy, electrical stimulation
4) local analgesic patch / ointment / spray
5) anti-inflammatory analgesics; Ibuprofen (Motrin / Advil)
6) ischemic compression therapy; pressure on the points
8) steroid shots
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Even though it is On the insides of both of my thighs? Even though its a good section of the inside of my thighs. The middle section where ever that muscle is in the center.
Will it heal on its own?
Many times it heals spontaneously with the time in 2-3 weeks. Gradually it should wane off. If ti does not in a around 10 days or increases in the intensity; it would be the time to seek an help.
Following causes also would be considered for this pain;
1) Gluteus medius bursitis2) Gluteus medius partial tear3) Iliopsoas bursitis4) ITB tendinitis
MRI and ultrasonography scans are able to differentiate the conditions. Though a clinical diagnosis by a physical examination by an orthopedic doctor also would be usually conclusive.
Treatment entails (which is almost same for all these conditions which we had discussed, as you can see);
1) A specific and goal-directed Physical Therapy program; supervised stretching exercises have significant role
2) Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) can be considered in resistant cases.
3) Iontophoresis and phonophoresis
4) Short wave diathermy
5) Anti-inflammatory analgesics
6) Local analgesic cream / ointment / patch / spray