Hi my name is Amanda. I am a 27 year old female living with cronic left buttock pain. First I should start out by saying as a child I didn't start walking until I was 18 months. My mother would have me hold her hands and place my feet on the ground. As soon as my feet would touch the ground I would pull them up towards my body. Obviously none of this is from memory, but what my mother has told me. She said it seemed like it hurt me to put pressure on my legs. Well I finally started walking and seemed to be gaining motor skills like any other normal child. Then I moved onto school and the dreaded gym class. I was getting yelled at a lot from my gym teacher saying I was lazy because during our stretches I found that any bending at the waist with straight legs made my legs burn and my toes go numb as well as when sitting "indian style". I couldnt do what the other kids were doing. I finally got to see a doctor and they took x-rays and saw a slight curve in my back and set up PT. I learned to walk, sit, stand, and work in a way that wouldnt hurt my leg... Until recently. I am the head cook at a restaurant and I am constantly walking fast, bending, and heavy lifting. For the past month my left buttock and halfway to the back of my knee is constantly stabbing and burning. I have had to catch myself from falling when I step or turn my hips a certain way. Not to mention the embarrassing momens when I yell out in pain in front of my employees. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone? Is this something that will go away on its own with rest? I hav never gotten answers or relief from doctors. I dont want to go through all the x-rays and PT that never seems to help anyway. Does anyone have suggestions as to what this could be or how to make it stop? Thank you for your time.