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Jon Clingenpeel
01-28-2010, 04:04 AM
Hey all, as you can guess, I seem to have a pain in the butt. It doesn't hurt when I'm moving, workingout, running, jumping, squats. The only time it bothers me is when I sit and put pressure on the left side of my glute about 4 inches to the right and 4 inches down from my hip. I hope the pic I have helps (black dot is where there is pain). Side note, I'm in law enforcement, so I normally carry about 10 pounds on my gun belt that puts pressure on my hips, I'm getting some suspenders in a couple of days to take the weight off. thanks
http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx337/jeep4u2/GluteusMaximus.jpg

Edit: I didn't do anything that I can recall that would have aggrivated it, I noticed it on the rower about 3 weeks ago and its been real gradual. More of a nussance then anything else.

Steven Low
01-28-2010, 01:04 PM
No back pain or shooting pain?

Usually pain in the butt is sciatica related.

Get a deep tissue massage and see how it does.

Jon Clingenpeel
01-28-2010, 02:29 PM
No back pain or anything shooting, but I did notice somethings today:
when I do this stretch:
http://www.getactivetampa.com/Traditional%20piriformis%20stretch.jpg
or
http://www.capognachiropractic.com/images/lowback_pf3.jpg
It does feel better for a bit.

Also, I've been doing v-ups (pike sit-ups) lately and when I tried it today, I noticed the burning/pain.

Garrett Smith
01-28-2010, 03:54 PM
Sounds like piriformis. I'm dealing with a similar issue.

The "Agile 8" has definitely been helping me:
http://www.defrancostraining.com/ask_joe/archives/ask_joe_08-10-03.html
Especially focus and devote more time to #3.

Jon Clingenpeel
01-28-2010, 04:01 PM
Thanks, yeah #3 looks to be the most brutal/helpfull one.

Chris Forbis
01-29-2010, 04:45 AM
#3 is awesome. I use a lacrosse ball.

Mike ODonnell
01-29-2010, 11:00 AM
Piriformis aggravations suck ass.....as mine got really f'd playing hockey years ago and it still aggravates me to this day here and there. Sitting a long time definitely doesn't help it out. Watch your posture as you sit and get up and move around alot.