For many years, I had an external hemorrhoid. A surgeon cut it out approximately 8 years ago. The hemorrhoid is long gone, but I still have pain in the area where the hemorrhoid was if I do extended sitting. This really makes sitting for work, travel, church, social events, etc. very difficult. I just can't sit like a normal person.
The pain is in the area of my left ischial tuberosity. When the situation is not currently aggravated and I sit down, I feel fine. However, after a while, I start feeling low grade pressure. The longer I sit from that point on, the more the pressure builds and changes into pain which can become serious. The entire process from feeling fine to severe pain can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 90 minutes depending on how recently I had previously aggravated the situation by too much sitting and how hard the chair is. Once the problem is seriously aggravated, it feels like I've been kicked in the butt.
I've had an MRI and 2 X-rays. All showed NO problem. I have had 4 cortisone shots for possible ischial bursitis. They produced only very minor temporary help. I have had 3 sets of prolotherapy shots for possible ligament/tendon weakness. They produced no significant improvement. I have seen a pain specialist, an orthopedic doctor, and 2 chiropractors. One of the chiropractors has performed a palpation procedure that has given me more tolerance for sitting temporarily, but not permanently. I have had acupuncture and cold laser treatment. Neither provided any significant improvement. Ice, standing, and exercise help relieve the pain and irritation once the problem is aggravated.
Has anyone ever heard of a situation like mine?