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Old 07-30-2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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Ischial Bursitis/Weavers Bottom

I've got Ischial Bursitis. I've been dealing with this discomfort since Nov. of 2007. I've been seeing an ortheopedic surgeon for 5 months. After several PT sessions, and 3 injections into the infected bursa, I'm still suffering from butt pain when sitting and driving. The only relief I get is when I'm lying flat on my back. My doctor is now giving up on me and is ready to send me to Pain Management. I want my issue corrected, and not hidden with pain medicines. Does anyone out there have any suggestions for me? I'm getting ready to try my luck with a Neurologist for a second opinion. I've been miserable now for all most a year. It's really starting to do a number on me emotionally. I'm normally a very active person, but because of this pain I can't do anything that I use to do. I ride motorcycles, and I love to kayak. I also enjoyed riding my bicycle. Well I can't do any of these things any more because of my butt pain. This pain is on the right side, lower buttocks area, it's my sit bone, not my tale bone.

Has anyone out there every had "Ischial Bursitis"??

 
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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I've got Ischial Bursitis. I've been dealing with this discomfort since Nov. of 2007. I've been seeing an ortheopedic surgeon for 5 months. After several PT sessions, and 3 injections into the infected bursa, I'm still suffering from butt pain when sitting and driving. The only relief I get is when I'm lying flat on my back. My doctor is now giving up on me and is ready to send me to Pain Management. I want my issue corrected, and not hidden with pain medicines. Does anyone out there have any suggestions for me? I'm getting ready to try my luck with a Neurologist for a second opinion. I've been miserable now for all most a year. It's really starting to do a number on me emotionally. I'm normally a very active person, but because of this pain I can't do anything that I use to do. I ride motorcycles, and I love to kayak. I also enjoyed riding my bicycle. Well I can't do any of these things any more because of my butt pain. This pain is on the right side, lower buttocks area, it's my sit bone, not my tale bone.

Has anyone out there every had "Ischial Bursitis"??
Hi...I can sure relate to your butt-bone problem. I can't sit & do all the things I used to do either. My doc said I had Ishial Bursitis too....he said he was sure of it. Well I've had 3 injections over the past 2 years, and they did not help a bit. I went to a arthritis specialist, and she said my tailbone was flexing and pulling on my butt-bone muscle. I told her my tailbone did not hurt...that it was my sitting bone...but she stuck to her diagnosis. I really do not think that is the problem. It started when I had a bad hamstring sprain 2 years ago, and have to be careful with them...I'm 62 yrs. old...but it's my butt-bone that never gets any better. I've been to chriropractors, and I have been seeing a physical therapist for a long time . She helps me with my hamstrings, but doesn't know why my buttbone doesn't get better. I get so depressed over this sometimes...but I just don't know what to do. If you can find some relief or help for this, will you please let me know? Thank-you

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Hi...I can sure relate to your butt-bone problem. I can't sit & do all the things I used to do either. My doc said I had Ishial Bursitis too....he said he was sure of it. Well I've had 3 injections over the past 2 years, and they did not help a bit. I went to a arthritis specialist, and she said my tailbone was flexing and pulling on my butt-bone muscle. I told her my tailbone did not hurt...that it was my sitting bone...but she stuck to her diagnosis. I really do not think that is the problem. It started when I had a bad hamstring sprain 2 years ago, and have to be careful with them...I'm 62 yrs. old...but it's my butt-bone that never gets any better. I've been to chriropractors, and I have been seeing a physical therapist for a long time . She helps me with my hamstrings, but doesn't know why my buttbone doesn't get better. I get so depressed over this sometimes...but I just don't know what to do. If you can find some relief or help for this, will you please let me know? Thank-you

 
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Re: Ischial Bursitis/Weavers Bottom

Do either of you take Actonel or Fosmax?

If so, be aware that Actonel can cause plantar fascittis and sitting bone pain. Three days after the 6th Actonel my body crashed in many ways. I ended up with plantar fascittis and sitting bone pain. The sitting bone had same pain/misery as my feet.

Fortunately the sitting bone pain did not last forever but the plantar fasciitis is still with me after 3 years.

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Old 09-04-2008, 03:57 PM   #5
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Hi Misty....I was glad to see a response about this butt-bone issue. I've never taken either of those drugs. I believe mine started with the hamstring problem. I sure wish I could find a doc. that could tell me exactly what's causing it. It seems they all have a different idea of what it is....but none know how to fix it. I'm so tired of all of this. I'm going to stick with my PT, and hope she can help. Dolores

 
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Did you ever find any medical professional who has expertise treating ischial bursitis? I have had it for almost a year and have tried everything.

dennis

 
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Re: Ischial Bursitis/Weavers Bottom

There is something else you might try for relief, use a heavy duty vibrator on the area. Mine has a pad about 4"x6" and very strong vibration.

I have bursitis in both hips and in shoulders. The vibrator is my saving grace. Apparently it helps stimulate circulation and gets new blood supply in the area.

A heating pad also helps.

 
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thank you for your suggestion.

 
Old 11-19-2008, 02:54 AM   #9
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Re: Ischial Bursitis/Weavers Bottom

My Ortheopedic doc. has sent me to Pain Management with my Ischila Bursitis problem.
I'm going on a year now with this pain. My doctor at pain management seems to think that my problem is with the muscle that runs across your buttocks area. He injected cordizone in that muscle. I felt pain with the injection and it is the same pain I feel everyday, so I'm thinking it is that muscle not ischial bursitis. Anyway, the injection did not work. But sometimes it can take 2 or 3 injections before it will work if it's going to work at all. So I'm going back for my second injection this Friday. I hope this works, I'm
really sick of being uncomfortable all the time. I don't drive anywhere if I don't have to. I avoid going out to restaurants to eat because it's so uncomfortable for me to sit in hard chairs. So my social life has been 0 since I started having this issue a year ago.

Good Luck to you.

Sherrie

 
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I understand your pain. Do you experience any swelling? I can feel a hardness in the area. Last summer, it swelled up to the size of a baby's fist.injections hurt a lot, but seem does provide some benefit. It swells up whenever I stand or sit, so I can't sit or stand for prolonged periods at all.

I still haven't identified a medical professional that fully understands this problem.

best wishes for a speedy recovery.

 
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Re: Ischial Bursitis/Weavers Bottom

Still thinking of ways to help you with the misery.

If it is a tight pulling muscle, wonder if taking a muscle relaxer for a period of time would help.

I have been suffering from Plantar Fasciitis in both feet for 3 1/2 years , caused by taking Actonel for osteopenia, and nothing has helped.

During laporscopic gallbladder removal, the Abdominal Rectus Muscle was injured along with nerve entrapment and abdominal muscle spasms. I took Robaxin 500 every 5 hours during the day for about two weeks. A side benefit was the release of the Plantar Fasciitis, not cured, still have some discomfort but the pain is gone and I can wear normal shoes again.

 
Old 11-20-2008, 09:14 AM   #12
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thank you for the suggestion. I will talk to my doctor about muscle relaxers. I have tried steroidal and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. I stretched the hamstring muscles and muscles and the surrounding area every morning.

 
Old 11-30-2008, 12:01 PM   #13
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Re: Ischial Bursitis/Weavers Bottom

Hi, Everyone

I am a (I guess former!) Ironman triathlete, who has since 2002 been suffering with what I felt was Hip pain. No doctor or orthopedist from the Hospital for Special Surgery believed me. Nothing showed on the hip x rays. I was depressed, isolated, unable to do what I used to, unable to sleep comfortably and driving became sheer agony. But they all said "nothing is wrong"

One month ago, I went to an Osteopath for another old injury and I also asked her about my hip. Osteopaths are MDs, but my understanding is they work from a different premise. She has been wonderful. She FOUND my pain, not with Xrays or MRIs, but by laying on her hands- manipulating and moving my legs.

She sent me for PT for posture related work.

After 3 sessions she sent me for xrays of the ischium and pelvis. This showed disease (arthritis) and spurs. I am overwhelmed by the info, so am not sure how to sum it up for you.

, yesterday, I had a long session of MRIs of the hip and pelvis.

She has not seen these yet, but yesterday when I saw her she said she wants to find out WHY I got the bursitis, what is causing it. She also asked me to go back to my primary physician and ask about a cortisone shot and will include that as a consideration if that seems to make sense.

Bottom line, I think an osteopath can help far more than any orthopedist. Try it.

Thanks, wish me luck and Good Luck to all of you with this.

Laurie

 
Old 03-25-2010, 07:34 AM   #14
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I had this for about 18 months in my mid twenties. No one could diagnose it and then suddenly it cleared up. Twenty years later it started up again and now I've had it for about two years. Mine is very mild, just uncomfortable, but I am avoiding any difficult sitting (biking, atvs, kayaking, etc). I'm going for a second steroid/lidocaine shot to the bursa (both sides) soon.

I've not had an MRI or xray. Should I insist on one? In my mid-forties I'm pretty darn healthy and this is the only thing I've got that doesn't heal. It does make me wonder if there is something causing it like a cyst or bone spur.

thanks

 
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Hi there,
I have had 2 MRI's, many different doc's and still the same results... pain at my right sit bone. I have a shot sched for this Tues with one doc, but the doc I saw yesterday does not like to do the shot. She wants me to go to physical therapy 3x's/week for 4 weeks, take major anti-inflam meds, and see what happens. I have been on celebrex for 3 weeks and no progress... Did you find relief with the shot? How did you injure it in the first place?

 
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