By Joshua Tucker

Tendonitis of the butt????

by Vicki


I have pain in my buttocks.

The pain is in two places. Across the widest part of the buttocks down the middle, and then in the lower part, about where the leg attaches.

The pain is the same on each side. I had this pain previously, and it lasted for several months.

I sat on pillows and did a lot of standing as I recall. There is no pain on standing, but any bending or sitting type movement is painful. The previous episode eventually went away, but now that it has returned, I want to find out what it is and how to deal with it.

I am an active individual and work out several times a week in cardio classes, which includes kick boxing and toning.

I would appreciate any insight you can provide on this condition, and any suggestions on how to prevent and/or improve it.

Vicki



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Joshua Answers:

Hi Vicki.

Anywhere that there is a muscle, there is tendon. Anywhere there is muscle and tendon, there is the possibility of Tendonitis.

Could also be a ligament issue, if something in your pelvis is out of whack.

So, I'm thinking piriformis muscle. Could have tendonitis of 1 or more of the glutes muscles. Could be your hamstrings are too tight, pulling/tilting your pelvis down, and disrupting happy patterns of the rest of the butt.

Could be, but probably isn't tight Psoas muscle(s) tiling the pelvis one way or the other and again making things unhappy.

At this point, I recommend that you get on Google and start looking for anatomy pictures. Terms like 'ligaments of the pelvis', 'glutes anatomy', 'glutes tendons', 'piriformis anatomy', etc.

Do some research and see if you can self identify what exactly might be going on in there.



Then, we can do some self massage, and/or have you find the right professional that can deal with this.

Pelvis stuff can be tricky. It's either a straightforward tendonitis issue, or it's pain related to a muscle/structural imbalance.

It could be possible I guess that it's disc related. Do you have any pain down your leg, shooting pain, numbness anywhere? Doesn't really sound like it so far, just covering my bases.


And it makes sense that there's no pain when standing, in that the glutes and hamsrings are in a shortened position when standing, but lengthen and are likely thinking that they are getting overstretched when sitting.

I will also suggest that you supplement with magnesium, more on that shortly.


Questions:

1. How long has this been going on?

2. Did something specific start it, or did it just start coming on over time?

3. Pain anywhere else?

4. Any shooting pain or numbness down the leg/foot?

5. Does stretching help? Have you been stretching it at all?







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Nov 23, 2009
PART 2 - Glutes problem - Tendonitis of the butt????
by: Vicki

So sorry it's taken me a while to respond.

I did some research as you suggested and definitely believe it may be piriformis syndrome.

While I do on occasion have some pain going down the leg, as in sciatica, this does not appear to be part of the problem I am asking about. As I indicated, the pain is when I sit and extends from the butt to the back of the upper thigh where pressure is put when I sit.

Currently, this condition is fairly chronic, varying in intensity, but may worsen after an intense glutes workout. I definitely am thinking that some massage may help.

In my research, I found a mention of sitting on a tennis ball to help break up any adhesions. Is this a good regime or is there something else to do?

I really would like to try to make this problem lessen or better yet, go away entirely. Thanks for your help.

Vicki


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Joshua

Hey Vicki. Long time no hear. And yes, this is exactly how to comment back.

I would definitely spend a couple weeks doing a lot of massage, on a tennis ball, on a couch corner, edge of a cabinet, etc.

There could be a lot going on in there, but definitely there is too tight muscle and connectdive tissue.

Perhaps your pelvis is tilted too far anteriorly (tilted forward which lengthens hamstrings). Could just be too tight.

There's a lot of muscles and a lot of connections in that area.....

So get to it with the self massage. Just get on a massage tool and work everything that you have the patience for.

Maybe yourself watch an hour of tv everynight, and just keep working it.

Or work it while sitting at the computer, etc.

Yoga class? Or at home, just slow easy stretching everyday. Stretch everything.

Might as well make sure you have enough Magnesium for Tendonitis.

Whether it's piriformis or hamstrings or both, first you have to loosen things up, then you can start looking at alignment and balance and whatnot so that this won't come back.






Nov 21, 2010
tendonitis of the butt - me too!
by: Kelli

Hi there
I just read the tendonitis on the butt conversayion and I have to say I have the same issue. It has been going on for 8 months and in that time I have had chiropractic, massage therapy, I have had orthotics made and I have had no relief.

It started when I was training for a 10 K and it hasn't healed. I am totally frustrated. I have completely quit running (for now) and just do lots of walking. Walking irritates it but not as much.

I have been doing pelvic tilts, a pirformis stretch and other sretching and nothing is helping.

What should I do?


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Joshua Comments:

Hi Kelli.

This is a tough one to do over the internet....

1. Yoga. And lots of it. This will help you get a feel for what's tight and what's not, everywhere.


2. Can you do a full squat with your bodyweight, with toes pointing forward or a little in (pigeon toed)? Keeping your lower legs mostly vertical, and knees not going forward over toes? I suspect you can't. Start practicing.


3. Strengthen your hamstrings.


4. How's your overall flexibility?



Dec 21, 2011
mum diagnosed with tendonitis due to Levaquin eye drop
by: lili

hi tehre i need your help.
my mum was given an eye drop that contained LEVOFLOXACIN , which one of the side affect was you can get tendonitis, doctors did bot diagonose the tendonitis quuickly and she is now en constant pain, they have not done a scan or anything to confirm the severity of it, she was just given pain killers, these work sometimes, but now a month after the pain has got worse, she can not walk properly, cant sit , and the pain is from her left buttock all the way down her leg . what can she do??? can she requeste a scan?? they are very hesitant and just say she has tendonitis and that she can only take pain killers. can we request other treatments? physio? anyother medication she can take that wont contain that harmfull ingredient? please help !!!


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Joshua Comments:

How in the world did you end up posting this in the 'Tendonitis of the Butt' thread????

If those symptoms are from Levaquin, read this page: Levaquin

and this page: Levaquin Tendonitis Treatment

And get the The Levaquin Tendonitis Solution ebook.

If it's Levaquin, unfortunately a scan isn't going to help the situation, physio won't help anything, and there is no medication on the market to fix the problem.



Jan 25, 2012
butt muscle pain
by: Anonymous

I had a terrible bout of butt muscle pain several years ago. It appeared in January and ran from the lower tailbone and back/hip deep muscle down to the very upper thigh and was so intense that I couldn't stand still or sit.

It was only tolerable while I was walking, so I would pace back and forth to keep the pain away. We ended up calling our local doctor who was still making house calls and he came over and gave me a shot in the hip.

I don't know what it was, but it relaxed me and put me to sleep and when I woke up I was all better. On thinking hard about it, I believe that I had severely overstretched the butt muscles while tuckpointing with cement the foundation of our home. I had been stoopinglow and reaching with tools and heavy cement for very long periods of time.

Oddly enough, I did this in late summer and the severe pain didn't show up until January, and it was during a very cold spell when the temps were single digits and I was under quite a bit of stress and sitting a lot and likely re-strained the muscles.

I still get a little aching from time to time in these glutteal muscles where they are attached to the hip and tailbone, but never again anything so severe. Anyway, I do think that the overstretching and re-straining combined with the cold weather did something to tighten and cause severe spasms.

The muscles in those areas are so thick, it took some powerful medicine to get them to relax and stop hurting.


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Joshua Comments:

When muscle works hard, it contracts hard.

Long story short, the brain sometimes does stupid things. For instance, if it registers that the muscles is SUPER contracted, or if it fears that there's danger, it will clamp those muscles down to 'guard' and protect.

And you can get stuck there, with muscles tight and the pain signal on fire.

There's something to be said for an injection to MAKE the structure relax. It disrupts the 'too tight' signal and the brain can reset, or partly reset.

It's safe to say your muscle in there is still set tighter than is optimal (thus the occasional ache), but it sounds like it worked out well with the house call. Gotta like that!



Aug 26, 2013
Same pain.
by: Janice

I also have the butt, back of the upper leg pain. I was crawling around putting a baby quilt together with it's back and batting and now I am in bed with heat on the area which is helping. I am 70 years old and should have known better. :( The pain is like the shin splints I get from excursive. I am knock kneed and that seems to be the culprit. I do take magnesium but maybe not enough.

Thank you for your website. It is very good.



Oct 01, 2013
I would like to get to the bottom of this
by: Anonymous

I teach Zumba 4 X a week and 4 months ago I felt pain in the middle of my right cheek glut muscle.
I have been to my Dr. a sports medicine Dr. and acupuncture Dr. had an x-ray then an MRI.

Dr says I have tendonitis of the hamstring (butt feel nothing there) :=) and also a little arthritis. I am 63 years old and have exercised most of my life. I am very flexible and have danced forever.

I wish someone could tell me what to do. It hurts especially in bed at night and in the morning.

Thanks..


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Joshua Comments:

You, sir/madam, are a lover of puns! It took me a minute to catch the title. Ha!

1. See: Magnesium For Tendonitis. It's self explanatory.


2. See: Hip Pain And see if it's relevant. You have (theoretically) in your hip, or elsewhere?


3. Read this page too, it's directly relevant: Carpal Tunnel and Arthritis


4. It might be worth forking out the money for a good massage therapist that knows what they're doing (you'll have to hunt around for that). A lot of it is nutritional (your body can't operate optimally because it doesn't have the building blocks it needs to do so), but part of the dynamic is muscle and connective tissue stuck too tight.


5. If you have arthritis elsewhere, you may want to go completely off gluten. Gluten is an inflammatory agent and, long story short, causes rheumatoid arthritis.


6. Get your Vit D level tested and get it up to between 60-80ng/ml pronto.




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