Patient Comments: Gluteal Injury - Experience


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Comment from: Jeanette, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

I had a lump in my left side gluteal muscle. I then had a biopsy saying it was cancer inside that muscle, and that it needed to be removed while it was still retained in that muscle. Surgery was on 02/02/2017. After it was removed, I was told that it was not cancer, but he's afraid that he cut too much of my muscle off and that I may be having pain in my leg. And that since I had a drainage tube in for about two months, it may take a year to heal. I have had pain since the surgery but it has gotten worse.

Comment from: Love footy, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 24

I have never done my 10 to 12 minute stretch including gentle jogging before playing football. Three weeks ago I only managed 5 minutes. The first 3/4 part of the pace run I did, I felt a snap in my left buttock cheek. This continued straight down my hamstring. I jogged the hourlong session and each time I stopped, the pain from the gluteal injury was severe so I kept on jogging. Driving is agony. I can’t sit for 15 minutes. I need to keep stretching. Recently the pain travels all the way down through the backs of my hamstring into my calves. Walking is ok.

Comment from: Sojurner, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 05

I fell heavily down sideways on stairs resulting in acute traumatic tear of the gluteus medius and minimus. No sign of previous injury or any chronic wear and tear. I had the accident first month, second month finally had MRI, and was referred to the orthopedic surgeon only on the 5th month, I was dragging myself along up until then. I had immediate surgery and now into the 9th month, I have acute swelling, but the muscles are growing stronger. I can finally walk without aids but cannot walk up or down stairs freely. I have no idea what is causing the acute swelling.

Comment from: Kyra, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

Over the weekend, I went mountain biking and fell on my right buttock pretty hard and sustained a gluteal injury. It hurt very badly on the day I suffered the fall, and was pretty painful the day after as well. I started workout out again for the next 3 days, and it seemed to be getting better, but now it feels like the day after I injured it again. It feels sore, then there is some sharper pain if I apply pressure to the affected area. It’s also causing my hamstring to feel tight.

Comment from: Toremybutt, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 19

I’m a 26 year old female with a non-trauma tear to my gluteus medius. Really thought not an injury. I just work somewhere that is high stress on the body, so it could have been one of a million different things. After 4 weeks I went to an orthopedic surgeon, had an MRI, and they stated there was a high grade gluteal tear.

Comment from: Loralo, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

I fell sideways while riding my bicycle. I hit the ground on the right side of my derriere and got a gluteal injury. For a week it felt like I had an extra pack attached there. The whole side was sore and black and blue. After 2.5 weeks now, the bruising has begun to dissipate but there is still a large and very painful lump in my right buttock. I have not been to the doctor, and may consider it soon if the lump and pain persist much longer.

Comment from: Suzi, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

I fell straight backwards, landed on the area top of buttocks and waist area, and got my gluteal injury.


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