(Closed) pain in the butt…suggestions?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It could be sciatica, although the fact it doesn’t hurt when you stand makes me think it might not be.

If it is a muscle, you could just be re-injuring it and not realize it.

But, I’m not a doctor…so take what I say with a grain of salt 🙂

Post # 4
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree that it sounds like it could be a muscle.  It might be tight and you end up pulling it every time you are sitting.  I’m not sure how to make it go away though.

Post # 5
1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m going to agree with @bethesdabride… Sounds like sciatica. Get a tennis ball and sit on it (I know, sounds weird) but it will help! Roll it around on that spot. It probably won’t feel the greatest, but it should help. I would still check with your doctor, though.

Good luck! :]

Post # 6
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I have sciatica and have very similar issues.  I agree with bethesdabride that that’s what it is.  This will hurt but every night you need to set aside time to stretch your hamstrings, your hips, and your back.  Once you get into a routine of doing this it should really help. But, if it doesn’t go away or continues to  get worse you really should go to a doctor.. maybe a free clinic in your area?

Post # 9
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

If the shooting pain goes down the back of your legs it could be a herniated disk.  Easily remedied.  90% of people with this issue do not require surgery.  I read this ins the Oprah magazine and thought of your post!

Post # 11
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

hey — I had this! it was called “piriformis syndrome” — which is basically just a pulled muscle deep in your hip/buttock area. I went to physical therapy for about 5 weeks – and all they did was massage it (with their elbow) and have me do A LOT of streching…. The tennis ball idea was good too to rub out the muscle…. good luck!

Post # 12
4024 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m agreeing with sciatica. When I was pregnant I had that same pain, ended up limping, and it was becuase my baby was pinching that nerve. Have your Fiance do a deep tissue massage on it, rub some icy hot to relieve any possible swelling, and try to stretch.

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