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Tuesday, January 12, 2010 srinivas, Community Member, asks

Q: Pain In Left Buttock

HI Sir/Madam,

I am having pain in my left buttock pain from the past 7 years .For this I approched to all doctors like Neuro,Ortho,Physiotheraphy,Ayurvedic and taken MRI,different X- rays but i did not find any result.

Could you please let me know,whether I can overcome from my problem.

Please give me a solution for my probelm.



Thanks & regards



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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
1/12/10 6:54pm

I have a similar problem.  I my case, my piriformis muscle gets irritated or inflammed.  I've had success using acupuncture and/or myofascial release therapy.  The pain used to be constant, but now only flares up occasionally.  When it does, I get either one of those treatments and it gets better – usually for several months.  I should mention that initially it took a few treatments to get it under control.  Now I'm able to catch it before it gets really bad and it can usually be resolved in one or two treatments. 

srinivas, Community Member
1/13/10 2:55pm

Hi Richards,

Thanks for your Response.Am also having Burn in my buttock (left) and unable to sit for long time.

I have taken Manual Theraphy also, even though no use.Is myofascial release therapy is similar to Manual theraphy ?Can you please explain me about the same.




Thanks & Regards


Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
1/13/10 3:33pm

Hi Raj,

I meant to give you a link to information about Myofascial Release Therapy.  Sorry I forgot.  Here is an article I wrote explaining it:  Myofascial Release Therapy


I hope that helps. – Karen


janey, Community Member
1/12/10 5:03pm

have you tried chiropractor sounds likle sac is out. mine does it he sets it

srinivas, Community Member
1/13/10 2:47pm


Thanks for your  resposne.

I don't have any idea about chiropractor.If you don't mind, can you please give me some more details about the same.






David, Community Member
1/12/10 8:24pm

     I have had this pain for about 7 years. I have had two MRI's on my back, one on my left knee and X rays of my back and entire leg. I told them if I sit in certain positions I could feel my femur and pelvis grinding on each other. I have had pain in my hip,knee and foot. They ignored my concerns on the hip. I told them to do a MRI on my hip and they found torn cartilage in my hip socket six years later. I am having a injection to see if this calms down the pain on the 26th.

    Now this is my story on how I have managed to help reduce the pain. When this first start they put me thru PT. This did help in the short term. Once I tried to resume my normal activities. My condition progressively got worst over the last six years. I also noticed in my older shoes I was walking on the outside of my left foot. I work in a weld shop and walk in steel toes all day. I spent allot of money on the best shoes you can get and they didn't work. I get the cheap sneaker steel toes cause they don't have to be broken in like the thick leather ones. I do how ever get insert to cushion them. I also get new tennis shoes at the same time. I now do this every six to nine months.

    Since this small change I now have no pain in my foot or in my knee. I even sometimes have no pain at all for periods of time. When I do have pain it comes from just my hip. Over the past six years I was walking differently to compensate from the true problem.

    One small point but you might know this already. Have someone check your gait. If one leg is longer than the other it could add to the problem. My left leg is a half inch longer. Although most doctors will tell you that anything less than an inch is normal, but it never hurts to ask them about it.

     Now to the one thing no one likes to hear. Your weight does make a difference. They told me to loss weight at my visit last month. Last year I lost 30 lbs and this year I plan to do the same. I was around 280. I am now about 245. They want to see me get down to about 215-225.

    I hope you find this helpful. I know how depressing this can be knowing every turn has no answers. Also remember just cause they think they are doctors, they still don't know everything. If a doctor is not willing to listen to you, its time to find a different one. I have been thru two family doctors and a few specialists.


lkh10, Community Member
10/19/10 11:22pm

Hi Rajinder,

I have a solution for you. At the beginning of this year, I also started to develop pain in my left buttock. I think it was because I started to sit alot and for long period of time. I think I must have pinched a nerve or so. I don't know the reason, but I found something that helped me to relieve the pain. The machine is called "Sun Ancon Chi Machine" which you can find on Ebay.

My mother bought it because people told her it reduces pain. I didn't believe it, so I didn't want to try it at first. But I couldn't stand the pain anymore, so I started to use it. It really help. All it does is shaking your legs back and forth (that is why I didn't think it would work). But I think it help stretching the nerve or something. Before, I couldn't sit for more than 10 mins or less and couldn't sleep on the left side. But now, I am able to sit for more than an hour. I only feel a little tingling, no more pain, when I start to sit for long time without moving. It work fast to. After a few time you will notice the different. When you do it, try to have a pillow under your back to have your hip lift up. Each time, I only did it for 20 mins. You should do it every day until feeling better. I didn't even do it everyday but it still work. I am a student nurse. I had to deal with this problem and didn't like it. That is why I am compel to share the answer I found with other who have to deal with the same thing. Good luck to you.



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