Chronic Hamstring Pain at Gluteal Fold

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Date Joined Feb 2012
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   Posted 2/18/2012 2:43 AM (GMT -6)   

I have been having chronic leg problems for about five years now. I only just discovered that extremely tight hamstrings are the cause of this, after not knowing what was wrong for years.

I get a burning pain at the gluteal fold, where the top of the hamstring meets the bottom of the butt. My hamstrings get so tight that I am unable to move sometimes and I have to take a week off in rest. I get pulsing in my feet, and the other muscles in my legs also feel like they're being wrapped in saran wrap and are tight.

I get on a good streak and feel better, but then have one bad day where I do too much and I have a flare up. Then I have to start learning to walk all over again... I am having a hard time living a normal life.

I was just wondering if anyone else has similar pain and has any techniques to deal with it. I have tried yoga, A.R.T. (active release technique), ice and heat, but nothing I've tried seems to be long lasting.


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   Posted 2/18/2012 4:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi biobabe, and welcome. I have some sympathy with your problems I think - I have dystonia of my lower legs, which has caused the muscles of my calves to contract and my feet to pull under and inwards. Is your condition something where muscle relaxants may be helpful? Maybe even Botox?

I hope someone can help you. All the best

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   Posted 2/19/2012 2:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there CRPSpatient,

Thank-you for your reply! I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing similar pain and hope that you have found something to help you manage it.

I have tried one type of muscle relaxant, cyclobenzaprine I think it is called. However, I have not experienced any drastic, immediate relief from it. Botox is something I've never though of, so thanks for that. I'm working with two sports medicine doctors now trying to figure out how to prevent getting cyclic flare ups, so hopefully we find something that works soon.

All the best for you as well :)
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