Just wondering if anyone has some information about cartilage and ligaments on testosterone. I have an undiagnosed condition for the last 2 years, been through every test known to man and nothing. I have dropped 80lbs as of now, can barely work because the pain is so bad with deep breaths or twisting\turning of the torso.
After about 6 months of cyclobenzaprine and diclofenac the pain is slightly reduced. Which allowed me to pinpoint the source of the pain better. It seems like my left lower ribs are stabbing into me and could be the cause of the pain. No idea what the hip pain is from.
I was blasting and cruising for 4 years. Doing intense workouts and mma\muay thai, followed by power lifting for the majority of every day. In muay thai you tend to abuse your body alot untill you become a walking tank. You take lots of full power round houses to the lower ribs when catching legs for sweeps.
I guess the question is, would the cartilage and ligaments holding the lower ribs in place, possibly become so damaged and be unable to successfully repair itself because of AS?
Thanks for reading and any helpful reply