Pain on right side of groin and buttock-Female

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I'm 50 years old. I'd always practiced sports, usually aerobics and weights at the gym. About 2 months ago I walked 2 blocks and when running those 2 blocks back I felt a sharp pain on my right buttock going down my hamstring. I didn't stop. Next day I was limping and the pain was very intense. I didn't rest but I took Ibuprofen and I didn't do any exercise for like 3 weeks.

I used hot packs, cold packs, rest with legs elevated, etc. I also had a cycle with cortisone (the usual pack where you take 6 the first day, then 5, etc). Nothing really helped. The pain in my right groin is not a 9 but certainly more than a 6. It's very confusing to determine from where does the pain comes. Sometimes it hurts when I touch the area where the leg meets the pelvic toward the back but sometimes it doesn't hurt. It seems like the lesion, if any, is deep. Some symptoms reminds me to a piriformis issue.

A have been checking different forums but usually for them this pain didn't happen after exercising. I'm doing some stretching exercises directed to the piriformis area but the pain is still there.

Do you have any advise, beside going to the Dr, where I had been too?

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    Hi Rebecca....I was searching the internet because I have exactly what you have only it's on my left side. I enrolled in this site hoping you had found an aswer sad I went to my doctor and he gave me an inflammatory and told me not do the leg weights at the gym. However he did say I could walk which I do every weekend. The pain in my groin comes and goes. I took the meds and didn't do leg weights for a month. Finally went back to the gym lowered the 20 lbs - it was fine but as soon as I got on the treadmil it flaired up again. Sometimes it will stretch into my hamstring and sometimes my butt. Do you have any updates on your situation. Thanks.
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      So far, nothing new. The MRI showed that I have a hernia in a vertebra but I knew that from before. I have been researching about the Pudendal nerve. The pain comes and go, no matter if I exercise or not. I will keep you updated if I found the origin and the treatment. Thank you.
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      Thanks for your input.  I tried PT for a month...that didn't help.  So I decided no exercise for 2 weeks.  So after the 2 week period I went to the gym, did mostly arms and some leg strentching and boom.... by the time I got home from work my groin was killing me.  So now I haven't worked out for another week and I've only had one flare up for a short period of time.  This Monday I'm going to go back to the gym and do arms ONLY.  Let's keep each other posted.
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      No doubts. It's really frustating because not doctor has the same opinion. I stop exercising for 2 months and the pain was there, coming and going but there.So yesterday I went to the 5K promoted in my city (Miami) and I walked and ran because anyway I was in pain. Today I feel like yesterday, the exercise didn' t make it worst even though I understand that probabbly it was not very wise . I'm checking another options, so I let you know whatever I found.
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      Hi, OMG this is terrible! I went for a run/walk 2 days ago today i cannot walk easily. My groin, thigh, and right butt cheek so sore. Went to Dr he X-rayed my hip find out tomorrow results. Someone,

      please tell me this is going away I have ski trips planned and paid for.Thanks 

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    Sounds like what happened to me after exercising on eliptical a few months ago. I started with a pain in groin felt like a pulled muscle then it started to get worst and went I to butt area. I developed a limp and my leg went stiff. I finally went to doctors got x-rays and a MRI found out I had AVN Avascular Necorisis. Make sure you mention it to your doctor so they can check if you have it. Sometimes it doesn't show in the X-ray in early stages. So a MRI is needed to confirm it. It is possible to treat it without surgery depending on the stage of it.
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      My pain started when running and it was sharp. I had to stop and then continue running which was a mistake. Please read my reply to previous post.
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    If you have pain inside from your hip bone AND in your lower back, this may be the result of a tight psoas muscle because it wraps around and inserts in both places.  A good option would be treatment by someone trained in MFR ( myofascia release) . 
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    Hi I am 35 suffering the same R hip, groin, hamstring, running pain thru back of knee& into calf muscle. Although I've had this issue on and off for the past yr or so? I'm at a loss as to why or what else to do. It has recently caused swelling thru out the right leg and random bruises.?? Help anyone?
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      Hi have you had any improvement yet. I have exactly the same problem and have been suffering for over a year now. I was an avid runner until one day getting pain in my right lower back, groin and high in my buttock which sometimes goes into my thigh. I've been seen by physio, chiropractor, doctor completely dismissed me, have just been private who thought it was due to endometritis, just had surgery and it wasn't. Now I'm at a loss again. Days it feels like my pelvis/hip is going to dislocate. Really needing answers, to suffer for over a year unable to do any cardio or weights because of it. It's driving me crazy. Would love to know if anyone has had any success with this issur
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    You may want to consider it's related to your SI. I am somehow unable to paste the link here, so please go to YouTube and search for this video:

    "3 Tests to tell you if your back pain is caused by SI." These 2 Chiropracters have answered a lot of questions for me and others.

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    Hi. Your symptoms are exactly like what I had, the buttocks and lower abdomen pain. My husband would have to rub my lower back/upper buttocks because the pain would be nagging. Anyway to make a long story short I had a cyst on my ovaries the size of a golf ball. I had to have a partial hysterectomy. Now my menstrual cycle is so painful.
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    I have pain on my right side between my pubic bone and my hip bone, I have had low back pain for the last 6 yrs

    I thought that my hip flexor was tight like I have pulled a muscle, but then

    When stretching my leg, my inner upper thigh on that side was very tender. The strange thing is

    On my left side, I get sciatic pain going down my leg. My tailbone area will

    Also start hurting a little bit as well. Does anyone get a little pain in the tailbone

    area? I don't know what to do for this...any suggestions?

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      Yes pain in my tailbone. I've had this issue for 2 years. I have figured out that doing squats everyday helps but if I miss doing squats three days in a row he comes back.

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      Hi Lyn and every one on the forum, I'll start at the beginning and see if anyone can relate to my case or have some answers.

      Im 53 now.... Somewhere in my 30's i got a huge fright when i pushed my coffee table 1 day. I felt something like an electrical shock from my lower back running down to my right leg. I couldnt come up straight and the slightest of movement would cause another shock. (Almost like a short circuit). For about 4 days after, i had to walk with my pelvis tilted towards the front. If i wanted to pick up something, i had to keep my back straight and my arms close to my sides and use my legs to push my weight up.

      Over the years, the same thing happened like once or twice a year. The last time was about 2 years ago. Lately i think i'v been able to avoid this from happening again 'cause i'm much more aware of "that" feeling in my lowerback and get a very slight hint of a shock (like "wires" touching) when reaching out with my arms IN FRONT of me to pick up something from a low table etc.

      Now im almost sure that all this led to my condition today, because since the last incident, 2 yrs ago, after using my legs and gluts to push me up for those 4 -5 days, i started to have a stabbing pain in my right hip joint which comes and goes.

      Eventually i had to visit my GP. He thought it could be Trochantic bursitis and sent me for x-ray and sonar. Fortunately no hernias was spotted and arthritis was ruled out as well. But also no diagnose came from those tests.

      A year later i also started feeling pins and needles in my upper leg and foot, pain in my groin/hip flexer and even towards my pubic bone. Stabbing pains in my leg (more on the right side) and sometimes a numbness in my upper leg and around my knee. Also stiff and sore after sitting for a while. I started going to the chiro, PT, biokineticist, and was sent for blood tests for arthritis etc and nothing showed nor did i feel any improvement from the treatments.

      During the past 3-4 mnths i went to the gym regularly and because i always feel stiff, i've put more effort into stretches and although i am quite flexible, i never get rid of the tightness. Some other exersises involve step aerobics (on my own time) and cycling in the gym, as well as a few abs. The reason why i mention this is, since searching on the internet for answers, im quite confused as to what movements/exercises to do or avoid... and whom i should see to resolve my problems. There is a lot of similarities in my symptoms, according to Pudendal nerve entrapment and Piriformis syndrome, BUT solutions/exercises for the 1 is a "no-no" for the other. In case of Pudendal S for example, NOT any Pirifomis stretches!

      In case of Piriformis, NO cycling etc.

      If any one could tell me what tests/specialist will give me the right answers and solutions, it will be a great relief.

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