I am going through pt, not sure that it is doing anything.
I am finding that I can greatly reduce pain if I simply don't sit at all, but that isn't possible. My PT person has me doing back extensions and an excercise to strenghten my gluteus muscles, but the pain I am feeling now is in both my hips, the middle of my butt- there is a place you can push your finger and I will feel pain. If I sit or stand too long in one place, I start to get shooting pains again down to my calves. At night, I get pain spasms all over my legs. To do this gluteus exercise, I have to squeeze the butt cheeks, and I swear that might be making it worse. We have had two warmer days (50 degrees from 20) and that seems to be helping with the pain, but it is definitely still there.
I have two PT sessions left, and not sure what to do. I have been told eventually I will be able to sit longer ( The PT person has told me to continue to only sit for 15 minutes and then to walk around). I can't do my job under these conditions and am worried about the future. How do I get the pain in my butt and hips to go away - is such a thing possible? I have been dealing with pain since September 08. I am feeling the best that I have right now.