Hopefully I’m not as fucked as I think I am. Long story short, something happened to my adductor tendon in my left leg 3 years ago that caused it to thicken. It’s not torn (I believe), just thickened. I had two MRIs which showed some thickening which was evidence of tendinois. I had physical therapy which didn’t do anything. My symptom for the problem was/is weird: tightness in the groin muscles so much it caused pain to the “parts”.
The pulling was even noticable. I wish I was making that up as the doctors thought I was always crazy but whenever I would start lifting after a break, the pain would be much worse and the pull would be worse. I would get spasms in all the muscles beneath the groin. Another thing I always pointed out to the doctors is the pain I get right where the adductors connect to the pelvis right below the testicles. There response was always wonderful “I don’t know what’s down there.”
Now, I’ve seen 5 urologists, 3 sports doctors, 2 A.R.T. chiros, and I think I just f#$cked myself by getting prolotherapy shots to try to repair the tendon. The result of this is that my tendons on the top left of my pubic bones feel tight and almost cord like now. They are stiff as hell and I’m scared they are damaged. They hurt if I do lunges and this is after 6 months of rest after my last injections. It gets worse with exercise, but I was able to do things like box and some weightlifting.
This new pain prompted me to get my third MRI. Here were the results:
"Both femoral heads are intact. There is no evidence of avascular necrosis. There is no abnormal bone marrow edema within either femoral head or neck or within the remainder of the visualized osseous structures of the pelvis. Redomonstration of low T1 signal within the femoral heads bilaterally which is symmetric and consistent with regions of sceloris as described in the prior study.
There is a physiologic amount of joint fluid. There are no abnormal bursal fluid collections. There are no abnormal signal changes within the visualized muscles. Specifically, no abnormal signal changes are demonstrated in the region of the left adductor longus musscle or tendon. There is minal asymmetry of the adductor longus tendon, slightly more prominent on the left.
However, this is felt to be within nromal anatomic variation. There are no abnormal signal changes within or surrounding the tendon. No abnormalities are seen within the visualized protions of the pelvic viscera.
IMPRESSIONS: 1) Subtle asymptey of the adductor longus tenons with slightly larger tendon the left side which is a nonspecific finding and of uncertain clinical significance. There are no abnormal changes within or surrounding the tendon to suggest inflammatory changes or significant tendiopathy. 2) Redemonstration of sclerosis involving the weightbearing portions of the femoral heads as previously described."
So it showed nothing new. Everything like this was stated on the old MRI and I’m at a loss on what I’m feeling on the top of my pelvis.
So my question to everyone here (the ones who are still reading, thank you) is as follows:
Is there anything I can do about the thickened tendons (both from the original injury and the shots)? I’ve tried rest, dmso, systematic enzymes, cissus, etc etc. Nothing worked.
If that prolo doctor messed me up and tore a tendon, how would I still be able to do exercises? While I can’t do everything, I’m not super limited. I only get pains with squats and lunges. If it was a tear or something similar, how would I be able to do these?
What are my options now? I’ve tried everyting I know. I’m see another sports doctor in a few weeks to see if the previous doctor damaged me. I keep thinking in the back of my head the doctor told the radiologist to say nothing. Probably not true, but it seems weird this new pain didn’t show up.
For all those that have any input, I’m extremely grateful! This has really messed me up and I just don’t want to deal with it anymore.