I know we've talked about this before, but any advice is appreciated.
I've had (worsening) hip, butt, and upper leg (inner thighs) pain since about a month from end of radiation treatment. When I saw my radiation oncologist, it wasn't that bad. Now, it's much worse. It interferes with some Pilates positions/moves and it is painful to sit on the floor. I mentioned it to my surgeon and oncologist who I saw recently but they don't seem to know for sure if it's from effects of radiation.
I was only doing stretches sporadically but now (past couple weeks), I'm diligent about doing stretches everyday with concentration to groin, hip, quads, hamstrings. Stretching does nothing at all to relieve pain but I believe it helps to prevent further tightness. Some of my favorite stretches from the past I can hardly do at all.
I look old and arthritic when I get out of a car and sometimes out of a chair, but once the stiffness works out after a couple moments, I'm good to go. It's more difficult to reach my feet in the shower.
I've been walking 30-60 minutes daily, I do Pilates twice a week (and some of the exercises I do outside of Pilates class), I go to the gym once a week (Eliptical), and stretch everyday. I use one of those Pilates mats at the YMCA, the floor is concrete I believe, so I'm sure that doesn't do any good for my sore hips and legs but the other participants don't have any problems, just me. (Then again, I believe I'm probably the only one there with history of radiation treatment.)
I know, compared to other side effects and health issues, this is a minor one. And thanks for listening.