Is osteoporosis the cause of my injury? Doc visit tomorrow
It's been 12 years since I was diagnosed with early stage BC. It did not go to my lymph nodes and I was given radiation and Arimidex. I have been blessed with no recurrence. I'm now 65 years old.
Over a month ago, I decided to start brisk walking on our treadmill for my health. I foolishly never stretched before I started walking or even started slowly, I just went hot and heavy for 30 minutes every single day. No pain or discomfort, and it felt good.
About 1-1/2 weeks before I stopped (stopped due to injury after 30 days), I had a video followup with my family doctor and told him I gad gluteal (butt) soreness/discomfort. He said it was likely the treadmill, but not to worry.
Then 1-1/2 weeks after that, I woke one morning out of bed and was unable to bear weight on my legs due to what felt like sharp, almost sciatic pain in my butt, back thighs and near my hips, bilateral. It feels muscular, but is very bad before my bath. I kept going in pain and then would take my bath and feel much better. No more treadmill since. But every morning since then, I have the same pain I just described that improves significantly or disappears after my bath. If I'm uncomfortable during the day, I take Advil
I have an appointment with my family doc tomorrow afternoon. Now I'm scared to death it's an injury caused by osteoporosis. I had hoped it was only an injury. I had NO painful events during any of this treadmill walking. How likely is it that it was a silent problem with my osteoporosis vs. a pn injury due to previous inactivity, age, etc.? It's gone on for 2 weeks. I rarely feel it except when I wake up and the bath helps. If not, I take Advil. What do you think? I'm also terrified of taking osteoporosis meds.