What Causes Ischial Tuberosity Pain?


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The forceful pull of hamstrings and sacrotuberus ligaments in the thigh causes ischial tuberosity pain, according to Caring Medical. This typically occurs as a result of trauma experienced either as a result of a fall or through overuse, commonly by athletes.

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Doctors often misdiagnose ischial tuberosity pain as ischial bursitis, particularly when diagnosing athletes, according to Caring Medical. Treatment of the misdiagnosed condition usually involves rest, compression, ice and elevation, although it has been shown that this treatment can hinder the healing process of patients with ischial tuberosity pain by decreasing circulation to the affected area without doing anything to repair the ruptured tissue.

Other treatment of ischial tuberosity pain often involves steroid injections and anti-inflammatory medication, notes Caring Medical. These treatments provide short-term relief but can do damage in the long-term. A more effective treatment for this condition is prolotherapy, which is a regenerative treatment that involves injections of a dextrose solution. These injections provoke a mild inflammatory response, increasing the flow of blood to the affected area. The increased flow of blood and collagen creates an environment where the body is better suited to repair the injured ligament, producing strong and stable hamstring tissue and resolving the issue of pain.

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