Sore arrse! advice please

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by oldcolt, Jan 29, 2010.

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  1. I seem to have pulled, torn, bruised, whatever a muscle in my right arrse cheek about a couple of months ago. I don't know how and it has NOTHING to do with anything like most of you are deliberately mis-inferring or about to imply! :p

    It doesn't slow my runs down (in fact I've just been recording PB's on my 10k and 5k runs over the past few days) and it isn't painful when I am doing my weights or yoga BUT; sitting down for any length of time is ruddy uncomfortable. I've tried deep heat, painkillers, rest and am currently sat on a microwaveable hot pack (Lidls £4.99 - bargain!) which eases the discomfort but am at a loss to know what else to do to get rid of this damn thing. Any (sensible) :roll: advice please. Thanks in advance.
  2. might be posterial nerve and some other bloody tendon name that stretches across the butt. I've done it and ended up having some deep tissue massage to sort it - it ferking hurts - the massage that is... however don't be fooled into thinking that's all it is. It can often be a a sympton of a problem that lies elsewhere - i.e. bad backs and tigh hamstrings!!!

    anyway get proper advice from a sports physio and not a doctor, no disrespect to them, but they are just not accustomed to sports injuries!
  3. There are so many possibilities on this one, Oldcolt. It could be inflammation of a nerve somewhere, or a deep muscle tear (and don't forget that the gluteals are very large muscles) that's not healed properly and is "sticking". There's also a chance that it's radiated pain, i.e. you feel it in your arrse-cheek, but the source is elsewhere, perhaps in your spine.

    Don't rely on any advice you recieve on ARRSE, even though there are some very knowledgeable folks here. The very fact that you say it's been going on for some months practically mandates that you get yourself off to a specialist in athletic injuries toot de suet pudding.

    Being ex-RAMC and an athlete myself, I'd very much appreciate it (and I imagine others would too) if you could post a report on any findings/progress, if it's not too much trouble, mucker. All the best.

  4. Could it be that the sciatic nerve's been trapped by a muscle?
  5. The Sauna is sounding the most pleasant answer so far gents! Thanks. I think its unlikely to be a tight hamstring due to my yoga (I can not only touch the floor whilst standing straight but can get my ears between my knees once I've warmed up 8O ) however, the nerve thing sounds plausible. I'm going to have to raid the piggy bank and see a sports therapist by the sound of it :x
  6. Will do Bugsy. Just off to 'do' a bank. Funds are not good at the moment :cry:
  7. Update. Went for a 14 mile run a few days after making the last post about this ailment which cleared the problem up wonderfully for a few days. Since then, I've strained my tendon and had to see my Doc' who has said I need Orthotic insoles for the tendon problem and just have a pulled muscle in my arse which exercise helps and inactivity doesn't. Plenty of stretching exercises and deep tissue massage is the order of the day and a referral to the Hospital for my feet... although, oddly, my missus isn't keen on massaging my arrse (wind problem :oops: ) :lol: