Muscle discomfort when sitting at tops of legs, muscle or tendon issue?

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Hi all,

I am posting on here in an attempt to get some answers to a physical problem I’ve experienced for the last 9 months and is causing me great aggravation and discomfort and consequently worry and angst.

I have a discomfort / tight feeling when sitting down between the tops of my legs and my gluteal muscles, it’s extremely aggravating because I have to sit down for my job 8 hours a day, which presumably doesn’t help matters either. It only manifests when I sit and doesn’t when I’m walking around

I feel like it must be a muscle or tendon strain from exercise but nothing I do seems to alleviate it. I’ve put a hold on doing any kind of lower body exercise apart from walking and yoga as these activities seem to aggravate it more.

Has anyone got any idea what this could be and what the answer, if any, might be? The one physiotherapist I saw gave me a lot of vague responses about ‘all the little connections in your body getting weaker as you get older’ and just gave me a list of stretches to do.

Other possible answers I’ve tried to glean from the internet include things like piriformis syndrome and high hamstring tendinopathy but I still don’t really know how to tell which one I’ve actually got.

Any help, insight, recommendations or anyone experiencing similar issues responses greatly appreciated smile

H

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    I have quite similar symptoms have you had any breakthroughs yet?

    I get sore in the sides of my back, I get a burning feeling in my buttock and hamstrings. And yes an uncomfortable feeling in my buttock when sitting for a exetended time

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      Not really to be honest... I think it's probably a muscle / tendon issue but not really sure and no one seems to be able to properly diagnose it.

      The things that I've found that help a bit are yoga and meditation, the former because it stretches muscles and strengthens tendons, and the latter because it possibly makes you less stressed about pain and modulates your perceptions of your own pain.

      Have you discovered anything that works?

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