So I’ve been dealing with a few issues here recently. Back pain when squatting as well as some issues with my right knee and hip.
The back pain materializes as a somewhat sharp pinch in my lower back as I lock out a squat. It really only appears in that very last little bit of motion before the movement is complete.
The knee generally does not hurt, but often feels weak and unstable. This feeling is greatly exaggerated by any kind of running for an extended period of time. Every now and then I’ll feel a sharp pinch that seems to be located on the inside of the knee right below the VMO. This feeling always fades away almost immediately and leaves no residual pain. Strangely enough this only seems to occur during warmup sets of squats with very light weight.
My hip doesn’t really hurt during activity, but if I am sitting in a deep squat for more than a few seconds the front of the hip begins to ache. When stretching the right hip flexor (in a typical kneeling stretch) I always feel the stretch in my groin in a very uncomfortable way. Then if I stretch the right side of my groin I get an ache that runs down the inside of my right leg to the knee. Also, if I attempt to do any soft tissue work on the groin area I get a tingling that radiates down the inside of the right leg as well. My right leg is also a bit less developed than my left, most noticeably in the VMO. Some cursory research online seemed to point towards entrapment of the obturator nerve, which I hope isn’t the case since the few sources I looked at indicated surgery as the main treatment option.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Also, if you think a visit to a doctor is warranted do you have any recommendations on who to go to in the Dallas / Ft. Worth area.