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November 5, 2012 1:25 PM Subscribe
Please help me figure out how to stop this weird butt muscle pain.
posted by brilliantine to health & fitness (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Reading a thread earlier made me think about researching this low-grade pain I've been having on and off for several months. It's some sort of muscle soreness and it's basically centered, for lack of a more dignified locator, at the top of my butt crack. I looked up info on piriformis syndrome but from what I can tell that's more in the center of the butt cheek (though I could be wrong) and I don't have the back or leg pain that is usually included.
I bike occasionally and can tell the difference between soreness from riding and this pain, so I don't think that's what is causing it. To be honest I suspect my work chair (a Herman Miller mesh thing) but there aren't other options available and I can't afford to buy my own right now. I could get some sort of cushion or do stretches if that would help. If I bring my knees to my chest and balance on my tailbone/butt, it hurts like crazy but feels better afterward.
Do I need a doughnut cushion? or lumbar support? Or just exercise?