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    Bradley is offline Senior Member
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    Default Mystery Recurring Glute Pain

    About a year and a half ago I did something to my right glute. It's hard to describe. Every now and then, since then, it has acted up. Like right now.

    Right now, any stretch that places a load on my right glute initiates extreme, almost debilitating pain. It's almost like there's a knife in my butt. But it's not that sharp and searing of a pain. It's more like a combination of a stabbing pain and a severe ache. It's extremely localized, confined to a very small spot in my right glute.

    I have no idea if this is a strain, sprain, cramp, or what.

    Any ideas?

    Also, it also feels a bit like if the pain comes, it's to some degree mental. Like if I tense up it gets worse. But if I try to relax I can get into a position that would have otherwise hurt a lot.

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    Hi Bradley,

    Sorry to hear this, but I'd have to say that diagnosis by internet is about the most pointless thing you can try at this point. Go to a physiotherapist, point at the bit that hurts and get a trained professionals opinion.

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    Well, a diagnosis by internet CAN be more reliable than one by someone getting paid to find something wrong with you (no offense, just something to think of).

    You might have screwed something up, but do you try doing things at different angles? It seems to work different parts of the glute & you might try something that has that feel like it's fixing things up. I'd try maybe doing some slants & squats pushing off from different angles & maybe back-kicks.

    I notice sometimes when I'm stretching my shoulders (like when you clasp your hands behind your back & lift them up), sometimes I get a sharp pain like it sound like you get right by my shoulder blade. It seems like when I think of it & visualize it coming, it gets like that & not so much when I don't. It's like how you might not be able to jump as far when you picture yourself falling short, you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
    Well, a diagnosis by internet CAN be more reliable than one by someone getting paid to find something wrong with you (no offense, just something to think of).
    In the same way that a baby CAN fight Muhammed Ali...I just have a feeling I know where the smart money is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martymonster View Post
    In the same way that a baby CAN fight Muhammed Ali...I just have a feeling I know where the smart money is.
    It took me 10 years and 20 doctors to get an accurate diagnosis for my leg problems. The words of a doctor should be taken with a ton of salt.

    They also tend to be arrogant. And they really hate to admit error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    It took me 10 years and 20 doctors to get an accurate diagnosis for my leg problems. The words of a doctor should be taken with a ton of salt.

    They also tend to be arrogant. And they really hate to admit error.
    Whereas the words of a completely anonymous stranger with no verifiable professional qualifications are so much more valuable?

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    Yeah, at least it's free. Besides, they don't have much of anything to gain by screwing you over- sure, they could do it for it's own sake or to feel like they are so smart & everyone else is such an idiot, but that's still possible & might even be probable with medical personnel.

    They get taught shit that may or may not be engineered to cause problems (for fun or profit- whatever), then they think they are the shit once they graduate (no inclination to question the pedestal they're placed on), then get paid extra for various things (incentive payments & such), plus there's the fees for tests/procedures/follow-ups (and there might be a lot of those if they screw things up or the things they do cause problems).

    Sure, SOMETIMES it doesn't go that way- but it's not real common to hear "They fixed it" when it's not something like re-attaching an arm or something like that. It seems like that should be their "wheelhouse."

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    Diagnosis by internet for advice about SERIOUS medical problems makes about as much sense as DIY brain surgery. Doctors good or bad, are PROFESSIONALS. Sure, docs make mistakes but they still are your best bet...Dennis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
    Yeah, at least it's free
    When it comes to your health and well-being, I think this is terrible thinking.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
    Besides, they don't have much of anything to gain by screwing you over- sure, they could do it for it's own sake or to feel like they are so smart & everyone else is such an idiot, but that's still possible & might even be probable with medical personnel.
    A doctor has EVERYTHING to lose by screwing you over. They have to pay ridiculous insurance quotes just to protect themselves from the wealth of mal-practice suits. On the other hand, if they make a correct diagnosis, they have EVERYTHING to win! You will refer them to other people, and they'll make much more money/help more people this way.

    If a doctor ever gave you incorrect advice, it wasn't because he meant to do it. But rather, because he THOUGHT it was the correct thing, but later on realized it was incorrect. Sucks to suck. Your body is very complex.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
    They get taught shit that may or may not be engineered to cause problems (for fun or profit- whatever), then they think they are the shit once they graduate (no inclination to question the pedestal they're placed on), then get paid extra for various things (incentive payments & such), plus there's the fees for tests/procedures/follow-ups (and there might be a lot of those if they screw things up or the things they do cause problems).

    Sure, SOMETIMES it doesn't go that way- but it's not real common to hear "They fixed it" when it's not something like re-attaching an arm or something like that. It seems like that should be their "wheelhouse."
    They do get taught A LOT of stuff that will probably not apply to your condition. That only speaks to how much more knowledge they have over everyone else though. And they ARE the fucking shit when they graduate. Do you have any idea how much of a sacrifice that career is? Undergrad, plus grad school. Plus specializations and fellowships. US has an insane shortage of health professionals because the career is so intense and difficult. If you graduate with a PhD, you're also the shit in my mind, because you've clearly put an AMAZING amount of effort into such a profession. This applies even more so to doctors/PTs/health professionals.

    And I'm sorry to hear that your doctors have scheduled follow-ups to check up on you. What's funny is that if they did not schedule more tests or a follow-up, you'd probably complain about how little time they put in deciphering what was wrong with you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
    Sure, SOMETIMES it doesn't go that way- but it's not real common to hear "They fixed it" when it's not something like re-attaching an arm or something like that. It seems like that should be their "wheelhouse."
    I have no idea what you're basing you "it's not real common". You've clearly not worked with doctors before. I've seen them go through tens of patients a day, helping each and every one of them. I guess you've had a bad experience.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    About a year and a half ago I did something to my right glute. It's hard to describe. Every now and then, since then, it has acted up. Like right now.

    Right now, any stretch that places a load on my right glute initiates extreme, almost debilitating pain. It's almost like there's a knife in my butt. But it's not that sharp and searing of a pain. It's more like a combination of a stabbing pain and a severe ache. It's extremely localized, confined to a very small spot in my right glute.

    I have no idea if this is a strain, sprain, cramp, or what.

    Any ideas?

    Also, it also feels a bit like if the pain comes, it's to some degree mental. Like if I tense up it gets worse. But if I try to relax I can get into a position that would have otherwise hurt a lot.
    The best advice you'll get from the internet is TO GO TO A PROFESSIONAL. Someone who can touch you, move your leg through a given ROM and take notes in it. See your posture, daily habits, workout regime.
    Stop wasting your time in this thread where you apparently have people telling you that it might not be worthwhile to do what we're all recommending you to do.

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    Look, everyone (not literally) has this image of the people they want to have around for serious shit as some cross between Superman & Santa Claus. I don't know where people get the thinking that if someone's an asshole, they won't train to get better at it & obtain a facilitating job that gives them good pay & occasional blind trust. Doesn't it stand to reason that if someone wanted to start some shit with impunity (at least, legally), they'd become a cop? Same deal, just with allopathic medicine.

    No, there should not be this worship of people with big certifications. If nothing else, it gives them a swelled head & it works to camouflage their screw-ups. So, no they're not the shit- they're, at best, people with skills & it has nothing to do with their identity, only their output. Someone might feel like they have some kind of boost from applauding them, but that's like thinking you're going to be as good a shot as a Marine from complimenting him.

    Another thing is that their insurance is something that handles things FOR them. A guy I know has a father that is a doctor & outright said they don't hear about it if it's not something big. They do all kinds of shit that IS grounds for a lawsuit (on an individual or an occupational basis- sometimes people that are the same way will do similar shit)- so what about that type of stuff?

    You know, I was reading more than a couple of articles where a doctor did some screwy shit & the other medical personnel seemed to more or less back it up. Sure, one or two exceptions- but that's not really good proportions. If they functionally have immunity, that's a problem. A lot of people act like whatever a doctor does isn't a problem- as if reality takes a coffee break for doctors. Doesn't that facilitate them causing problems?
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