Advice on glute pain.

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    May 04, 2008 1:15 PM GMT
    Hi guys
    Lately i have been experiencing pain in my left glute after long periods of driving, and particularly this weekend after running. The pain extends from my 'bun' down the top of the back of my leg. Wondering could it be due to my very tight hamstrings? Any ideas on what might alleviate this? Cheers....
  • MattyC0709

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    May 04, 2008 1:37 PM GMT
    Dunno, but I sometimes have huge cramps on my hamstrings or calves, waking me up at night. I can't even get out of bed, I have to wait for them to pass. Dunno if it is somewhat the same thing. icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
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    May 04, 2008 4:57 PM GMT
    Sciatic nerve.
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    May 04, 2008 7:36 PM GMT
    Look up piraformis syndrome. Although debated by some I have seen cases and have seen them respond to a stretching program. As mentioned, there could be a nerve basis from the back (sciatica).

    A good PT can help you and as always a visit with a medical provider is indicated if symptoms persist.

    Good Luck.
  • cowboyathlete

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    May 05, 2008 7:59 PM GMT
    obscenewish saidSciatic nerve.
    That would be my guess.
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    May 05, 2008 9:26 PM GMT
    Thanks guys, going to go to the physio and get it looked at!
  • auryn

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    May 05, 2008 9:33 PM GMT
    Muttskins, you need to go that checked by a neurologist or at least an M.D. to make sure it's not a nerve problem.
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    May 06, 2008 4:52 PM GMT
    Another issue could be your wallet. I know most people dont think of this as causing problems but if you're like most men with lots of credit cards etc in you wallet. A bulky wallet causes you to sit unevenly and when do so for long periods of time it starts causing pain. Usually the pain is in the opposite side of where your wallet sits.

    Im in the habit not of taking my wallet out and putting it in a holder while I drive and there hasnt been any pain since.
  • MattyC0709

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    May 06, 2008 4:56 PM GMT
    Auryn saidMuttskins, you need to go that checked by a neurologist or at least an M.D. to make sure it's not a nerve problem.

    Maybe, but it's not frequent, just once a every 3/4 weeks. Probably nothing. icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
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    May 06, 2008 7:21 PM GMT

    I had exactly the same problem! I thought it'd go away but it got worse ..especially when I set long time and then stand up it hurts alot , sometimes when i'm walking I start to limp for few seconds ..

    but then I went to the physiotherapist .. he told me that I need to do stretching .. that's it
    put your leg on a high table and reach the toes with your fingers , try to hold it for few seconds ..do it daily .. the pain dissapeared completely after 3-4 weeks.. I don't know how about you but I recommend you to visit the physiotherapist anyway
    good luck icon_wink.gif
  • auryn

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    May 07, 2008 5:52 PM GMT
    muttskins said[quote][cite]Auryn said[/cite]Muttskins, you need to go that checked by a neurologist or at least an M.D. to make sure it's not a nerve problem.

    Maybe, but it's not frequent, just once a every 3/4 weeks. Probably nothing. icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif[/quote]

    Well, keep track of activities that you do when it happens. Hopefully, it's an impingement caused by tight muscles after strenuous lower body exercises. In that case you need a physiotherapist or a series of massages to help keep it from becoming anything worse.

    But you should still get it checked out since it happens frequently.
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    May 07, 2008 8:36 PM GMT
    I get the same thing, its just tight muscles in the glutes and can affect your lower back, hamstrings, and sometimes into your thighs and groin as well.
    The best thing to do is get a foam roller or a hard ball (bigger than a tennis ball but smaller than a soccer ball) and try and release the myofascial muscles by putting pressure on it... check this out:
    http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=475832