My "sit muscle" hurts!

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   Posted 2/18/2010 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone else have this? It's not my tail bone but it is on the right side where I guess the pelvic bone is (TMI, I know, but if you feel on each side of your rear end, there is a bone underneath each "cheek" when you sit). Mine has been sore on one side when I sit for a few weeks. It isn't actually in the "bone," but is in the soft tissue. It is sore and tender to the touch (no swelling, redness, etc.). It just hurts when I sit very long. Ugghh.
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   Posted 2/18/2010 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd think its normal. I dont have F, but mine hurts too. Recommendation is that for every 1 hr you sit, walk for 3-5 minutes and strech. don't sit for extended period of time. it bad for your bum, back and overall health.

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   Posted 2/18/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
:) mine always hurts that is why I generally don't sit still at all, of course I don't stand still or lie still either. I am a very on the go person constantly moving. staying still causes pain.

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   Posted 2/18/2010 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   

If it's in the muscle then it might be a basic fibro pain since that's one of the tender point areas. But if you have a pinched nerve in your lower back that would also cause that type of pain but likely worse than the normal fibro pain. Make any sense? This is from my experience so take it for what it's worth...

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   Posted 2/18/2010 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi AustenFan. I know exactly what you are talking about. I think my first post on this forum was about the pain I was having in the 'sits bone' area of my rear. The pain was horrible and the symptom which finally made me go to the doctor with all of my complaints. He then dx'd fibro after ruling out everything else with tests. I cannot sit for very long-traveling is a real problem. I did go to a pain management doctor who said part of the problem was my very tight hamstrings. Even though I exercised and did yoga I needed more, but gentle, stretching. He also gave me some shots in that area which temporarily helped. He also wanted me to go to a physical therapist, but my insurance wouldn't pay. If I miss a day or two of stretching I can really tell.

I hope this helps.
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   Posted 2/18/2010 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I have this problem most of the time. I can't sit for a long length of time. I get up and walk around the house then sit again if I am watching tv. Hurts mostly on my left hip.
Not so bad for the last few days. I am wondering if the weather affects fibromyalgia.
I take 7 Extra strength Tylenol every day for the pain. It doesn't completely take away the pain but it does dull it.
I am going to try Genacol Collagen Supplement capsules and see if this will help my pain.
Hope you feel better soon.

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   Posted 2/19/2010 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all of the replies. It's gotten pretty bad lately, so I guess I'm gonna have to see my doc next week. I have sacroiliitis, so that might be causing part of the problem. I just know it hurts! :(
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   Posted 2/19/2010 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
You know, I bought a memory foam pillow for my bed and hated it so now I have it in my desk chair and it's really comfy!  Maybe this will help you.  It's supposed to take the pressure off your joints and tissue.
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   Posted 2/19/2010 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I did that too, Sherrine LOL Lined my computer chair/recliner with them and it's helped alot another thing that helps is my heated massaging chair pad, I put the rear/thigh massagers on low and the heat on high and it helps quite a bit

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