I've been treated for buttock pain starting in December 07. I've had the pain since April 2007. My history: I'm female, 37 years old, two pregnancies. I am active and participate in triathlons, last year was my first season. I've been a longtime runner, and have never experienced this type of pain. I met with a chiropractor in 12/07 and had x-rays - he told me I had a partial sacralization of my L5, and a greater degree of curvature to my lower back (the degree escapes me now). The chiro appointments had no relief for me, and I discontinued this course of therapy.
I've met with a physiotherapist and have had physical therapy for 3 months, numerous injections of lidocaine into the piriformis, SI joint and the ischial tuberosity. I've had injections of licodaine and corticosteriod into my SI joint (left side) and ischial bursae (I hope I got this right). This injection had the greatest degree of pain relief, but it did come back within a month and a half.
The pain is worsened by sitting for a long time - piriformis stretches help. (crossed leg stretch, pigeon pose) My question is whether or not continued corticosteroid injections would help, or should I try something different? My gait is affected when the pain is at its worst. My doctor recommends an MRI in 6 weeks if the pain has not improved.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.