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Any suggestions for dealing with Hamstring Origin Pain, AKA Pain in the Butt Syndrome?


Posted by hemeradroma

I can't afford diagnostics nor physical therapy, but through much research and bodily awareness, I have self-diagnosed that the tightness and discomfort I experience in the ischial tuberosity area could be sciatica (probably not; there is no hip nor lower back pain), piriformis syndrome (I believe I had a specific, acute case of that a year and a half ago when the pain was localized, but now it is more generalized and chronic), or that rather vague thing called Hamstring Origin Pain. I do all the smart things: flexibility and hamstring strengthening exercises, warming up and cooling down properly, icing, self-massage and the occasional pro massage, relaxation techniques, etc. But I just can't shake it. I know that it's going to set in around mile 7 and stay with me for the rest of the marathon. It has been a long time since I've experienced that exhilarating feeling of being one with the road and that I could just run forever. Any other ideas? Thank you.
 
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It's good that you're doing stretches. Are you doing buttock stretches? If not, google the two words "buttock" "stretch" and choose the ones you like. In doing my buttock stretch, I sit on a stair, put one leg on the other and then gently pull that knee diagonally across my body. Then I do the other leg. That stretch is illustrated in

http://runninginjuryfree.org/2008/09/pictures-of-stretch-exercises.html

 

Thank you. I'll check it out. Do you suffer the same condition as I?
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