Hi all. I'm 74 and have got osteoarthritis in various joints - I've had two successful trapeziectomies - and also have chronic hip bursitis and fibromyalgia. Yesterday evening I sat for quite a long time sorting through documents etc., but, when I got up I could hardly walk. The pain over one hip was excruciating and spread into the groin area. I had to use my walking stick to get around the house - something I never usually need to do - and could hardly put my foot to the floor.
This morning it's a lot better, but I've still got this groin pain when I walk. I'm used to the bursitis pain on the outside of the hip, but this is different. Now wondering if this is arthritic hip pain - it certainly feels like the joint is affected. I've been lucky so far that my hips haven't been affected by OA, but maybe that's changed.
Two questions. Is it possible for OA to show itself like this, after a long spell of sitting? And does arthritis hip pain occur in the groin, rather than the outside of the hip?
Thanks in advance.