Well from your description it sounds like that you may have developed one of a few conditions. The first one which comes to mind is that you cpould have developed osteoarthritis of teh hip joint which is a condition in which there is degeneration of teh cartilage inside the joint. This would lead to pain, stiffness which can radiate into the groin. The diagnosis is made with the help of a simple xray and a MRI of the joint. Treatment varies from painkillers to steroids to complete joint replacement.
Another cause of the pain can be associated with compression of the nerves in the back which can lead to pain in the hip joint as well as pain radiating into the groin area. Sometimes pain is actually originating from the abck because of the compressed nerves and this would be easily diagnosed with the help of a simple xray and MRI of the lower back area. Again physiotherapy is the key in this case alongwith steroid injections, painkillers as well as surgery in severe cases.
Another cause can be meralgia parasthetica which is a condition in which a nerve of the hip joint and the thigh is trapped and this cause sharp shooting pain in the region. This would be diagnosed with the help of a NCS/EMG test and would be then managed with steroid injections and surgery to release the nerve.
But given your pain deep inside the hip joint, i think the problem is likely to be osteoarthritis which is a common occurrence in most patients and this also fits inwith the stiffness that you have. Sometimes supplements like glucosamine and chondritin sulfate will be helpful if ta***** ***** term and direct injections of hyaluronic acid into the joint have been successful in regenerating the cartilage. But for now i would suggest the supplements, omega 3 fatty acids and OTC painkillers like motrin or aleve until you see your doctor for a final diagnosis.
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