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Old 04-15-10, 04:04 PM   #1
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Sit bone pain

Ok so I have been riding for 20+ years. In the past year and a half I started getting pain on my left sit bone but not my right while on my road bike. I changed saddles, seat posts. Nothing helped. So i road with a little more pain on the left. This season suddenly I have the pain on my Mt, Road and Commuter. Has anyone had this same problem? Is my body out of align? What can I do to fix this? I want to ride!! Anything more then two hours in the saddle and I am in pain for days.

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Old 04-15-10, 05:31 PM   #2
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First, rest if you can, the soft tissues that are over the sit bones are likely inflamed and need to settle down. Visit your doctor, or if your insurance allows it, go see a sports medicine specialist directly who can identify what exactly is hurting and what are the various treatment options for that pain.
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Old 04-15-10, 06:30 PM   #3
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Has your weight, body fat percentage, and/or muscle mass (especially in the area of your sit bones) changed?

If you've been losing muscle mass (or other padding...) in the area, that might explain what's going on.

Also I second the advice to see a sports medicine specialist.
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do you know how wide your sit bones are? you could be sitting on your saddles frame and not the part made for your sit bones. a woman's saddle may be in your future.
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Old 04-23-10, 10:09 AM   #5
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get an X-ray
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Old 04-23-10, 10:17 AM   #6
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Do you use a foam roller at all? If not, I have had good results using it myself if its really localized a lacross ball can help massage that area. Sky is right if you can see a doctor to make sure nothing major is going on, but the piriformis is so tough to get to and stretch and is definitly the cause of a good bit of cyclist pain, if you dont have a foam roller and you get one there are youtube videos on how to use them, myofacial release has done wonders for me and I really know when I dont do it enough.

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