Try looking up sacroiliitis (it really is spelled with 2 i's in a row). The sacrum is the vertebrae just above the tailbone. There is actually a joint between the sacrum and the pelvis. It doesn't really bend, but it does flex. This is the sacroiliac joint. If there is inflamation there it can be very painful in the buttock, hip, and the lower flank on that side. Have you had an x-ray? This shows if there is more space on one side of the sacrum than on the other. How about a course of prednisone? Have you taken Motrin or Naprosyn on a schedule for 2 weeks to see if the pain goes away? An Orthopedist or a Rheumatologist would be a good idea.
Have you ever heard of siatica? ask your dr or look it up
Have heard of sciatica and investigated this a long time ago. I do not have pain down my leg or any numbness,,, any thoughts on ischial tuberosity disorders??
Okay, be careful who you listen to. There is no chance that medication will help you with solving this problem and is unlikely to help with the pain. I would venture two 3 guesses at this point. First would be Ischial bursitis. However this pain would be local and would go away soonner than later. The second would be piriformis syndrome. the pirifomis muscle runs from the anterior border of the sacrum (the tailbone, not the vertebrae above the tailbone) to the greater trochanter of the femur(thigh bone). This is common among runners, and is painful with sitting for long periods of time, due to irritation of the sciatic nerve. This muscle can become laiden with trigger points (knots) which can be treated with deep tissue massage. The last guess would be a S1 radiculopathy, which is a disc problem. But it doesnt really sound like that. Try putting a golf/tennis ball on the floor and sitting on it on you painful side. This will be excrutiatinly painful, but will help tremendously if you do it a few times. Find the area that is most painful, hold it there for 30 seconds and move onto another sore spot. Do this in the gluteal region, and the hamstring.
I too have had buttock pain for 5 months now. I do not recall any reason for the injury. I am active, but not an athelete. I am 5"2 - 105 lbs. I do have a 3cm benign bone tumor right next to my SI joint, but have had MRI, CT scan and bone scan...which lead my Orthopedic Oncologist to believe it is not the cause of my buttock pain since it is has been there for at least 5 years. It hurts after sitting...and is relieved my sleep. I wake up and feel fine...until I get in the car to drive to work. My chiropractor says piriformis also...but I have no leg pain. Any thoughts? My bone lesion was negative on a bone and spect scan...and low signal on T1 - low to intermediate signal on T2 MRI. I am not sure what do to next...I have not had a biopsy but I am not thrilled about poking around in my pelvis. Any advice would be apprecaited.
Hi for some time now i have had a pain on my right bone of my hip you know the one that sticks out this pain is on and off for a few months now i am only 15 but im worried it could be bone cancer :o can anyone help im fairly active and play Rugby alot, also could it be my matress or the way i sleep because i seem to sleep on that side alot thanks .
I have lateral hip and upper butt pain that comes and goes. I have had this for over a year. One week I could sit in a chair all day long and not have any pain, and another week I could only sit for 20 minutes before my butt and lateral hip started hurting. I have severe pain when I stretch my internal and external rotator muscles of both of my hips. I feel pain deep in my hip when I perform the butterfly stretch (flexion, abduction, and external rotation of the hips). I also get severe pain when I flex, adduct, and internally rotate my hip. I cannot figure out what is wrong, and I want to fix the problem. Anyone have any advice.
Im concerned about my mom. She has had this pain in her hip for about 3 months. It is on her right side and she says it feels like a ball of fire in her right buttocks area. There is no relief. It hurts more when sitting but does hurt when she is up moving around. OTC pain relievers do not help and has tried applying heat but also does not help. Also, she will have a dull pain that will radiate towards her pelvis. That comes and goes and is infrequent, while the other pain is always there, just worse at sometimes. any ideas???????
I have had bad internal butt pain now for almost 6 weeks. First i thought its was prostate, my docs even thought it was prostate but all tests came back negative. I had a colonoscopy that turned out perfectly healthy. My colon surgeon went back up my rear while I was awake and started probing to see where it hurt me. he found it. turns out the problem is called Levator sydrome. Its like an inflammation of the internal levator ani muscle that runs parallel to the colon and somehow effects prostate or mimmicks prostatitus symptoms. When you have this its like sitting on a basketball. Plus it somehow effects the prostate where you have burning sensations. This is according to the docs brought on by anxiety. Anyway google it and see if any of this applies to you. By the way my symptoms are less then they were so I feel I am getting better. I had this before and it lasted about 10 days. It comes and it goes. trust me the going is so much nicer. If this helps anyone let me know. > Jeff
a year ago, my grandma went into the doctor. as a check up, she got a cat scan of her whole body. they found a small tumor in her liver. the doctors said that it was begnign and she didn't need to worry about. now, my grandmother has had unbearable pain in her hip. she went to the doctor, and they said she should get another cat scan. now her liver is full of tumors and they think she might have liver cancer. they think the pain in her hip was caused by her liver cancer. we still don't know if she has liver cancer for sure bit we are going to find out soon.
so if you have pain in your hip, go to a doctor and ask about the possibilities about liver tumors!
I'm a 64 year old female, and I have lower back pain , right hip pain , and my leg feels like it going to sleep, ( just on the inside of the right leg to my knee.) The pain hurts so bad it stops in my tracks. I've had one xray (showed spondylolisthesis) .I've had two rounds of kenalog inj's and PT excerises and deep heat therpy . No MRI and I 've only seen one PA. What do I do now. and who do I see. Thank you for your help. NanaClark
I'm 52 year old male, and I have been suffering from buttock pain for 2-1/2 years. It all started 2-1/2 years ago when I apparently got food poisoning and was very sick for 2 days, then I got better, but a new symptom, the basketball up my butt feeling, went and doctor has prostatitis now. Treated for 5 months on Septra, still not working. Then new medicine named levaquin. Within a couple days my lower back was very stiff and painful. Dr. took me off immediately and changed to Cipro. Finally in a couple of months prostatits had gone, but back pain was still there. After many x-rays and mri's I was diagnosed with Torn L5-S1 disc, then discogram, then Dr. wanted to do surgery. I then waited for 6 more months. Had surgery to remove disc and spinal fusion. It has been 5 months and I still have the burning pain in my buttocks (both) when sitting. I don't know what to do anymore. I have been on Vicodine and Ibuprofen for a long time. Have stopped but pain still comes back, Vicoding doesn't help much either. Anyone have an answer? Please Help.
Check out symptoms of Tarlov cyst at www.tarlovcystfoundation.org. I have this disease and can not sit for very long or stand in one spot for very long.
Very few doctors are familiar with it as it is very rare. There are physicians that have some experience helping with this disease and can be found on the find a physician page of the website listed above. Good luck managing your pain.
I am a 23 year old female and I have been experiencing buttock pain on my left side. I have been feeling this for about 5 months now. I am a personal trainer and am very active. I thought it was sciatica, because I seemed to have all the symptoms. But, my doctor didn't diagnose me with anything. He just gave me pain pills and told me to go to physical therapy. None of that helped at all. It feels a bit better than before, but the pain is still there. It is irritating to sleep on and to sit for long periods of time. I am still very young and do not think it is a muscle problem, but something worse. Should I get a MRI? I know a few people that had the same pain and they found out they had a cyst on their pelvis. Maybe it is a cyst.....who knows! I just want to know what to do!!! Any ideas....
I'm 40 years old, female and have been getting lower back pain, buttock and both hip pains for about 6 months now. It is there most of the time, and nothing will make it go away. The only time I have some releif is when I am in my hot tub. (SPA). I use to walk at least one hour a day and now 20 min. is agony. I don' feel much pain when I stand up without moving but the pain is always there when I move or sit. I sometimes can't sleep because of the pain. A x-ray and scan of my lower back showed nothing. Blood tests (many) or all fine. I'm wondering if I am going crazy.
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