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Doctor insights on: Left Buttock Sore From Bikram Yoga

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During yoga I heard a pop in my lower buttocks area while doing a seated straddle, bending forward.No pain or bruising, just sore. What is this?

During yoga I heard a pop in my lower buttocks area while doing a seated straddle, bending forward.No pain or bruising, just sore. What is this?

Pulled muscle: This could be a pulled muscle or strained tendon, depending on where it is located. Rest and apply ice and monitor your symptoms and hopefully it will improve with time. It is unlikely to be a tear since you don't have pain or bruising. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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My 4 week old daughter has an open sore on her left buttock and is in a lot of pain. How can I treat it?

My 4 week old daughter has an open sore on her left buttock and is in a lot of pain. How can I treat it?

See your Dr.: At that young of an age especially, infections can spread rapidly, so she should be seen by her pediatrician very soon. ...Read more

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I have boil , that I have had for years on my left buttock cheek and now it sore how do I get rid of it?

I have boil , that I have had for years on my left buttock cheek and now it sore how  do I get rid of it?

Get it drained: This may be a boil or an infected cyst, since it's been there for years. The infection needs to be drained and controlled with antibiotics first. If there is a cyst present, a simple local anaesthetic and removal may be needed in the near future. ...Read more

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Soreness in left shin past 5 months. No known cause, otherwise healthy. no sports, yoga once a week. Desk job. Slight overpronation. Need to see a dr?

Soreness in left shin past 5 months. No known cause, otherwise healthy. no sports, yoga once a week. Desk job. Slight overpronation. Need to see a dr?

5 months of soreness: .??? I would of advised a doctor after three weeks if soreness what are you waiting for? You can try an over the counter orthotic or one of those shin splint bands as that's what it sounds like. But there are other possible causes that should be ruled out if those dont help. ...Read more

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I had ACL surgery 12 yrs ago on my left knee. At a yoga last wed, i felt a small pop in that knee and now the outside is sore. Should i be concerned?

I had ACL surgery 12 yrs ago on my left knee. At a yoga last wed, i felt a small pop in that knee and now the outside is sore. Should i be concerned?

Lateral meniscus?: Could be a lateral meniscus tear or a piece of cartilage from the end of the femur. At any rate, if it persists for more than a week seek attention from an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Have sore to touch spots on left side only in buttock, lower back, upper back, neck n chest. No injury or exercise. What could it be?

Have sore to touch spots on left side only in buttock, lower back, upper back, neck n chest. No injury or exercise.  What could it be?

All on left side?: You're young at 28, but a pattern of spots on one side of the body suggests shingles or herpes zoster. If so, you could develop more pain than soreness. Best to get checked because some medications can help to prevent this developing and others can help manage the pain. ...Read more

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I partially dislocated my right knee yesterday and am in a splint. Am now finding that my left hip and buttock is sore especially when walking.

I partially dislocated my right knee yesterday and am in a splint. Am now finding that my left hip and buttock is sore especially when walking.

Guarding: Not specific on how you dislocated your knee. Possibly your knee injury affected the left hip and buttock too. If no injury there, then you are guarding to refrain putting weight on the right knee. ...Read more

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I woke up with soreness on my left side from the bottom of my rib to a little down my buttocks. Didn't do anything to that area.Have possible uti?

UTI: Generally starts with painful voiding, frequency, or urgency. Then it can spread to kidney, which is in the flank toward the back. You symptoms don't fit this, so it might be something else, such as ovarian cyst or herniated disc. But there are 100's of other possibilities, so have you doctor figure it out for you. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more