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    Old 06-08-2002, 10:15 PM   #1
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    Prabhav HB User
    Butt Pain due to sitting too much

    Hi all,

    I am a male, 24 years old. 5'10", 135 lbs.

    I have this severe butt pain, radiating down to my hamstrings, because of which I cannot run at all. I even am not able to walk sometime. I have noticed the pain starts when I have been sitting for too long(I have to drive my car 4 hours every day).

    I have visited all doctors, orthopedic, neurologist, chiropractor, accupuncture; to no avail. My MRI, EMG, X-ray reports are problem at all.

    I am an athelete and cannot live this life with pain. I also am a programmer and have to sit a lot, including sitting involved during driving. So I cannot cut back too much on my sitting period, I make sure that I get up frequently during my continuous sitting, but that doesn't help too much. I have been doing some buttocks and hamstring exercises. The pain is still there.

    Is there anybody who can suggest a thing or two? Any kind of suggestion is welcome. I don't wanna go to the extent of having steroid injection or things like that though.

    Please help. SOS.

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    Old 06-09-2002, 01:22 PM   #2
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    Re: Butt Pain due to sitting too much

    Have you heard of a type of chair that you sort of kneel on rather than sit in? Your butt (where the femurs join the pelvis), the front of your lower legs just below the knees, and the front of your ankles are all supported by padded boards. A guy I used to work brought one into work at his own expense because he believed it helped his lower back so much. He was also a programmer. That's all I know but perhaps some food for thought.

    Old 06-09-2002, 03:30 PM   #3
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    Re: Butt Pain due to sitting too much

    Thanks Laurie

    I have heard of one that you can use in your car seats, its called The Back Seat(TM), it distributes the pressure to the body and shoulder(see

    I would like more suggestions please, anything.

    Old 06-09-2002, 08:23 PM   #4
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    Re: Butt Pain due to sitting too much

    There is Muscle called the piriformis, have any doc's. said anything about that? It's called Piriformis Syndrome. I know you can get it from sitting too much. There are stretching excersizes for it. Also If you post a web site without the moderators permission you might be taking that 'backseat'. Just didn't want you to get kicked off the boards, lots of interesting info. on here. Do a search on the name of this syndrome. Good luck, I know the feeling of sore buns from sitting. Not fun. Diana <IMG SRC="">

    Old 06-10-2002, 06:44 PM   #5
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    Re: Butt Pain due to sitting too much

    Thanks Drs.

    I did ask my doc about periformis syndrome but I guess he is too skeptical about it. He ruled it out.
    I hope the moderator forgives me for writing the website url, I just wanted to tell you guys all the information I have on my condition.

    If you guys have more suggestions, keep posting please.

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