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My husband has a sore spot on both side of his buttocks. How…

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My husband has a sore spot on both side of his buttocks. How should we treat that?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

For about a week-treating it with aquaphor. Relieves it but still has the spots & pain.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

He is being treated for lung cancer - just completed 10 days of radiation one week ago.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Is it tender (pain on pressing the area)?

How severe is it?

Were any x-rays done?

Is there pain on walking too?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
it is tender. Not too severe but don't want it to get worst. No x-rays. No pain when walking.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

This is very likelihood to be myofascial trigger point. Myofascial trigger point is a hyperirritable spot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle or in the muscle fascia which is painful on compression. The treatment is following;

1) passive stretching of the affected muscle after application of aquaphor.

2) physical therapy

3) deep electrotherapy; iontophoresis, phonophoresis, short wave diathermy, electrical stimulation (done at physical therapy center).

4) local analgesic patch / ointment / spray; Lidocaine cream is available without prescription.

5) anti-inflammatory analgesics; Ibuprofen (Motrin / Advil)

6) ischemic compression therapy; pressure on the points

7) massage

8) steroid shots

9) acupuncture.

10) Heating pad.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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