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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday January 20th

So I went for a long walk yesterday..... Almost five miles is a good walk for me....and i am hurting today. I have been having trouble with a muscle in my butt and I have tried a therapeutic massage and stretching and nothing so far has helped. I thougt when I decided to walk that it just might help but I was wrong. So now I am thinking maybe I need a physiotherapist. Any suggestions. Maybe some of you have had this problem. I like to be active and this is sure slowing me down!!!
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  • KATHY024
    Hi Donna,

    Strange as it may seem I found that my shoes were the culprit to my pain in the butt. I continued to wear the same tennis shoes for walking that I had before hip and knee surgery never thinking that my gait would be altered and my shoes would wear differently. I thought the odd feeling when walking in my old shoes was that I just wasn't used to it. emoticon
    To relieve the muscle and tendon ache I alternated heat and ice and then went out and bought new shoes. End of that pain. emoticon
    2864 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/22/2013 5:00:56 AM
  • no profile photo CD12910673
    Sorry to hear this, Donna. Maybe resting with a good book is today's "activity". emoticon
    Be well!
    2864 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11180517
    Is it muscle pain or nerve pain? Probably best to see Dr or PT if this is something new. Has this happened before? Do you usually walk five miles? I have a problem with my sciatic nerve sometimes, when I do too much. It feels like a sharp pain right in my left butt cheek, sometimes it radiates down my leg. Does that sound like what you are experiencing? Have you tried using a foam roller? Myofascial Release Therapy has helped me in the past. Don't know if there is a MFR therapist in your area. I would be careful about the walks and exercising until you figure this out. Exercising through pain is probably not a good idea. You could be aggravating it? Just my 2 cents worth! Let us know what happens. Good luck!
    2864 days ago
  • BECCA315
    Sounds like your sciatic nerve.
    2865 days ago
    I hope you feel better soon!!! I agree with everyone you should have it looked out by a doctor.
    2865 days ago
    Hope you get your problem solved soon!!
    2865 days ago
    Warm may help soothe it, but I have to agree with everyone else. Ask your healthcare provider. There may be an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. Take care!
    2865 days ago
  • MEME102
    I agree with the others -- I'd have a professional check it out! But your walking amount is amazing!!! Great job...
    2865 days ago
    So sorry. Hope you get it resolved soon. If it doesn't go away in a couple of days, I would contact the doc.
    2865 days ago
    My daughter recently went to Clatyon Sports Physio near Pricesmart foods. It was two or three doors down from the Booster Juice. The physios there seemed quite good.
    2865 days ago
    Hi There,

    Sorry to hear your in pain ... that is not good. Please have this checked out ... I agree with the others that if massage and stretching haven't helped it should be looked at (even if it just puts your mind to rest).

    Congrats on the walking though ... 5 miles eh! I can't go 5 blocks right now. So looking forward to following in your foot steps!

    Take care and let us know how you are ... Laurel
    2865 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10081037
    wow my dear I think you need this checked, way to go on the walk, it may be something simple, but better get it checked!!!
    2865 days ago
  • no profile photo CASSCOTT70
    I don't like the sounds of this...I mean what gives if massage and stretching doesn't help? You definitely need another opinion, so I highly recommend going another route. Have you tried WebMD? It could at least give you some suggestions as to what the real problem may be. Also, kudos to you for still getting your walk in...POWER!!
    2865 days ago
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