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Unread 01-29-2001, 11:28 PM
Leg and Buttock Pain

Have not been on here for a long time but have some new info I thought I would share. Had my TVH ,and total overhaul in April of 2000. From the very beginning I knew there was something not right, due to the discomfort that I felt in my buttocks and tail bone area. However, when I discussed with my woman gyno she just sort of dismissed my questions and concerns with a shrug of her shoulders. However 10 months post op and I still am having difficulties standing and sitting for any length of time.
Go to bed at night and my buttocks hurt so bad sometimes I want to cry. The pain is a very deep intermuscular ache that radiates to my lower back and down thru the back of my legs to about the calve area. An aquaintance suggested that there might be some sciatic nerve disfuntion, that can happen after you have been in surgery for some time and the pressure on your hip area that is under stress for a long period of time, ( I was in surgery for about 3 and 1/2 hours) anyway this evening in searching the web I found a condition that pretty much matches my symptoms, and luckily it has a name. PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME that is mostly treated with exercise and maybe some physical therapy. I am thrilled to have finally some idea of what has been going on with me, and know where to start to maybe hit the final run on the comeback trail. I am sure that I am not alone in this struggle and would want someone to have a bit more info than I have had in regaining my life back. There are dozens of you that have helped me Soooooo Much that this time I wanted to share a bit of info with you.
Thanks for being there for me it was always a blessing to have some one to talk to or vent to. Thanks SO MUCH Love to All of YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!Toni
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Unread 02-11-2001, 12:20 PM
Leg and Buttock Pain

Isn't is awful when we have to search for answers ourselves, with no help from doctors? I too have had horrible pain in my buttocks area so much so that I can't move when I wake up in the morning. I'm so glad you found your answers.
Unread 02-17-2001, 01:26 PM
leg & buttock pain


Thanks so much for posting what you did about the buttock & leg pain. I had a TAH back in September and have been experiencing the exact thing. I chalked it up to an old sciatic nerve injury from years ago when I jogged. I was in surgery for almost 3 hours and never thought of it being from this or even having a name. I have just now begun to exercise again so hopefully my pain will go away. I'll let you know. Thanks again.

Much hugs,

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Unread 02-18-2001, 09:04 AM
Me Too

I've got similar pain over hip area and down leg; almost feels like it starts in in hip socket. Thanks for the info; it's been discouraging me from exercising but sounds like i need to do the opposite.
Unread 03-23-2003, 08:20 PM
Try Sitting on a Large ColPac

I've had Piriformis Syndrome for a couple of years with bursitis thrown in for bad measure. It started when I had to sit for eight hours at a time for a masters class for teachers at a student desk in a plastic chair. After 1 1/2 years of this, I switched to a university.

Physical therapy has not helped. My husband massages the area with a Jacknobber II (a hard plastic device that has several knobs on it).

Neither ibuprofen nor acetamenophin has made a difference in the pain, which is still constant whenever I sit. Of course, I use foam pads.

But the one thing that provides complete relief is sitting on a cold gel pack by the brand name of ColPacs. I swear by them so often that I should buy their stock! The only drawback is that you need access to a freezer. But even a room temperature gel pack feel better than foam.

I'll be considering some other, more invasive solutions a some point: nerve block, bursa removel (yikes!)....or maybe not. Any other ideas? Hope this helps at least one person who is suffering.
Unread 03-23-2003, 08:39 PM
Leg and Buttock Pain

I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with sacroiliitis. (inflamation of the sacral area??) In English, that means hip and butt pain.

My pain started with plantar fasciitis, a foot problem, that led to orthodics for my feet. It was later discovered that I had one leg about a half centimeter shorter than the other. This turned in to knee, hip and low back pain.

I too continued to blame my hyst. It seems that since my hyst my body has developed constant problems. After all, why would the pain start now if I had always had one leg shorter than the other. My foot doctor said that as we age our bodies can't compensate for things like it did when we were younger. Ouch! Hey doc, I'm only 40!

Anyway, I'm going to a chiropractor. Not a back cracker, but a guy that does more of an acupressure type of thing. He took xrays of my hips and is getting precise measurements so I can have a lift put in my shoe.

How about trying an accupressure guy. I went from an 8 on the pain scale to a 5 in a couple of days. I've just really started the treatments so I'm hoping to be cured soon!
Unread 03-24-2003, 08:30 AM
Leg and Buttock Pain


It's funny you should mention the accupressure. That's what the aunt does for a living who told me about ColPacs in a feather pillow (kept next to the bed).

I'm going to look into it. Have been told about accupuncture, but I also know that mistakes are costly when the needles hit the wrong spot-- damage occurs.

Unread 03-24-2003, 03:36 PM
Leg and Buttock Pain

I just went in for another treatment. It is really strange. He just presses in some places and then another guy comes in and does a short massage and runs some large vibrating thing over my back.

I am getting a 7mm lift for my shoe to even out my slight imbalance in my legs and hips. Have any of you ever been tested for leg length discrepancy? Apparently, it is quite common and starts to effect us as we reach our 40's.
Unread 03-24-2003, 05:22 PM
Leg and Buttock Pain

Welcome back I'm sorry you've been battling problems but glad you found some answers I have extreme pain in my buttocks, tailbone & hips. My Dr told me I am experiencing lots of spasming in that area, Sciatic pain & also found HyperMobility Syndrome..here is some info on that:

what is HM Syndrome:








Here is some info I found on your DX as well:

Dr. Pribut on Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome:

Relax on the Sacro Wedgy for Piriformis Syndrome relief:

Good Luck, I hope you can find some relief soon

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