After over a year of pain in the right buttock, especially severe during and after faster running, I received a diagnosis of stress fracture of the ischium, confirmed by bone scan. That was a surprise; I had figured that it was a chronic tearing of the hamstrings at the insertion point. Anyone familiar with this injury, its causes, and its treatment?
Oh, by the way, an alternative diagnosis was avuncular fracture, so if anyone has any information about such an injury and its treatment, I'd appreciate it.
Sorry, I meant "evulsion fracture," not "avuncular fracture." (I haven't figured out how to edit messages on the new board.)
This is the injury that Suzy Favor Hamilton had at the Sydney Olympics, the one that caused her pain, that made her take the Aleve 8 times a day, the medication that dehydrated her, that made her fall 100 meters from the finish line, as the story goes.....I don't know why she swallowed the fly...
You could give SFH a call, but she's probably not in a very good mood these days.
With this type of injury, you might start falling down near the finish line of your races, better get it healed.
The alternate diagnosis is probably an avulsion fracture.
This is where the muscle pulls a piece of bone away from the boney mass at the insertion point. Sounds like what you might have. Not sure how else you would fracture the ischium.