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Am I just too old???

Hello;  I am a 49 year old male ( will be 50 in October) And I have been active my entire life.  For the last six years I have been running and biking regularly and on Sunday's I have been playing touch football or basketball with a group of younger guys.  I have always prided myself on the quickness and speed I have for my age but now it's all gone.  About eight months ago I was moving a piece of furniture with a friend when I felt the slightest pop in my lower back. It didn't seem like much at the time since I have done this before and it has always healed rather quickly. But....As I continued to play sports the pain from the back somehow radiated to the front settled in the pelvic region.  When the games were done and I headed home that's when the pain became even worse.  I can no longer sprint or make sharp cuts because it feels as though I am a human wishbone and am being split apart in the entire pelvic area from the inside.  I went to a surgeon who had repaired a hernia years ago and he says I don't have another hernia yet when I have my legs spread and try to close them together (like when guarding someone in basketball) the pain at the inner thighs is so bad it's radiating to my testicles. I can no longer do sit ups because the pain is in the abdominal muscles as well.  In fact I have to roll out of bed every morning.  The majority of the pain feels like it is in my bones.  I have taken time off from the activity's to let things heal but when I eased back into it the pain returned. In just eight short months I have gone from a darn good athlete for my age to now feeling like I have the bones of a 70 year old.  Is there an explanation for this? Is it from the "pop" in my back or am I just too old and should give up?
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11369760 tn?1449504372
You are not "too old", but your symptoms should be investigated with your doctor to get to the cause.  It may very well be mostly do to your furniture moving of eight months ago and whatever popped in your lower back, but then it could be something else.    
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The inner thigh muscle is also called the adductor muscle, and it is primarily responsible for turning the toe in while walking or running. It is possible to pull or injure the upper inner thigh or the lower inner thigh while performing different exercises or to simply overwork the muscle by running, hiking or playing sports past the point of fatigue or tensing the muscle to avoid slipping while running or walking on wet surfaces.
One of several causes of inner thigh pain may be due to a groin strain or a groin pull. This often happens to runners and those who play sports -- such as soccer or tennis -- that involve a great deal of running. The inner thigh pain can be mild, caused by a small strain of muscles that connect the thigh bone to the pubic bone. Inner thigh pain can also be moderate to severe, caused by a total rupture of those same muscles. Additionally, you may experience pain on the outside of the inner thigh due to rash caused by the friction of the thighs rubbing together while running on a treadmill or outside.
I suggest seeing a doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
4523627 tn?1361648436
Don't give up, just slow down a tad.
You can work out at the gym at nearly any age. You may have to substitute jogging/wogging for quickness and speed. But don't quit.
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