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New symptom : electric shock in glutes muscles

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by Dechi, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member

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    Last week I had this electric shock feeling in my right glutes for the first time. It lasted 1-2 seconds and occurred twice on the same day. It is a violent and very painful sensation that makes you stop whatever you're doing and just scream from the pain.

    Then a few days later I felt it again, but much weaker, thank god. It was more of a pulsation feeling. I had 4-10 pulsations and it stopped. I had it in the right and left glutes, maybe 3 times. Even if weak, It is a reminder of the full symptom and it is making me fear the coming of it. I started taking magnesium again in the hope that it would make it go away. Maybe why it's weaker now ?

    Would it be just a posture problem ? I am sitting so much, and this muscle is taking the blow, I guess. Anybody else has this symptom and how do you deal with it ?

    I found this, it looks like it might be the answer. By sitting too much, the piriformis muscle is shortened : http://blog.timesunion.com/running/piriformis-syndrome-a-real-pain-in-the-butt/8122/
     
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  2. lansbergen

    lansbergen Senior Member

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    Ach, the electric shock feeling. I had them everywhere. It is very much better now.

    Did you notice which way they go?
     
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  3. roller

    roller wiggle jiggle

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    there is also the sciatic nerve?

    watch what is happening.. getting flu, bronchitis etc. in the next weeks
     
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  4. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member

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    @lansbergen As far as I can tell, it's mostly staying in the bottocks area, maybe going down the leg a little bit

    @roller You think it might be linked with an infection coming up ?
     
  5. roller

    roller wiggle jiggle

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    perhaps just watch what happens in the next 3 months or so.

    normally, we wouldnt make a connection between pain in the arse and a flu, bladder infection, migrane, kidney problems etc.
    particularly when they are weeks apart.
    though, things ("health events") may just follow cycles.
     
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  6. lansbergen

    lansbergen Senior Member

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    I know it is difficult to pinpoint but could you please try to find out next time it happens?
     
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  7. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member

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    @lansbergen Yes, I will observe more next time. I had the weakened sensation again this morning and I would say it's either right on the gluteus medius or gluteus minimus. The weak ones don't irradiate.
     
  8. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member

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    I started stretching the piriformis muscle. It might help. Apparently it shrinks when you stay in the sitting position too much.
     
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    valentinelynx Senior Member

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    Yes, could be piriformis syndrome. Or you could be developing sciatica (compression of nerve roots to the legs) or spinal stenosis (compression of spinal cord in the lumbar region.
     
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  10. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member

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    I have seen improvement with the stretching. It is basically gone now, still faint pulsing sometimes, but nothing severe. I just need to keep doing it.
     
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