Saddle pain on right side



wrdjr

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I have a problem under my right sit bone that I'm trying to figure out the cause of. Under my right side, I have a nodule deep under the skin, in the muscle layer about the size of a grape. The nodule is often under or very near my right ischial tuberosity (sit bone). It can be moved around slightly. I have had this for some time and it becomes sore after longer bicycle rides. Has anyone else had a problem like this? I'm getting it checked out by my doctor, but they don't know what the problem is yet. I have also done a web search and I have not found any specific references to this.
I'm currently trying out a Brooks B17 saddle. The B17 has broken in nicely on the left side but it becomes painful on the right side. I have previously used the Terry Liberator and the Avocet 02 40 saddles on my bikes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

DocK

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wrdjr said:
I have a problem under my right sit bone that I'm trying to figure out the cause of. Under my right side, I have a nodule deep under the skin, in the muscle layer about the size of a grape. The nodule is often under or very near my right ischial tuberosity (sit bone). It can be moved around slightly. I have had this for some time and it becomes sore after longer bicycle rides. Has anyone else had a problem like this? I'm getting it checked out by my doctor, but they don't know what the problem is yet. I have also done a web search and I have not found any specific references to this.
I'm currently trying out a Brooks B17 saddle. The B17 has broken in nicely on the left side but it becomes painful on the right side. I have previously used the Terry Liberator and the Avocet 02 40 saddles on my bikes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Could be a number of different things, but without examing you, odds are its simply a lipoma, aka fat tumor. Completely benign but can become painful if in areas that can irritate it. If bad enough, a simple little "ectomy" from your family doctor will do the trick. Good luck and let us know how it goes. ;)
 

jan_fan

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Hello.

Having read your post, I feel that the pain I have been experiencing is very similar to yours.

I have been an active cyclist for over 15 years now. Im now aged 36. Recently I have been experiencing pain in my right buttock when on the bike. After visiting the doctor he has diagnosed that I have developed Ischial Tuberosity Bursitis. The Ischial Tuberosity is the bone that we sit on when on the bike saddle. I wanted to know if anyone else out there has this condition. and if so what can be done to either alleviate it or cure it totally?

Please reply, maybe we can help each other?
 

wrdjr

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Thank you for the helpful replies. I'm following up with another doctor appointment soon, I'll be seeing a specialist. So I will report on the outcome of that. It was also recommended that I try a narrower bicycle saddle to reduce irritation around the right ischial tuberosity (sit bone). After quite a bit of research I have decided to switch from a Brooks B17 saddle (170mm wide) to a Selle An Atomica robusto saddle which is 160mm wide. I'll need a few weeks to get the new saddle broken in.
 

tsmith3

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wrdjr said:
Thank you for the helpful replies. I'm following up with another doctor appointment soon, I'll be seeing a specialist. So I will report on the outcome of that. It was also recommended that I try a narrower bicycle saddle to reduce irritation around the right ischial tuberosity (sit bone). After quite a bit of research I have decided to switch from a Brooks B17 saddle (170mm wide) to a Selle An Atomica robusto saddle which is 160mm wide. I'll need a few weeks to get the new saddle broken in.
Where did you find (to buy) the Selle an-atomica?
 

Rider Tom

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You may have answered your questions already and purchased a Robsuto saddle (or something more narrow than the B17) as stated in an earlier thread on this subject. The Robusto does not take a month to break in. Lots of customers have ridden these as new on really long rides. These saddles do take on you particular from with use, but are comfortable right our of the box, unlike an Brooks which clearly has a long break in period.
The lump you feel may well be a small hematoma or lesser insult injury suffered to your hamstring tendon attachment from riding too often and or too far on a saddle that is too wide. The hamstring attachments are at the lateral (outer) aspect of your ischial tuberosities (sit bones). Dr. Underhill has treated a number of these insult injuries. One suspects from reading your postings you may have talked to us or read our website enough to figure out that. If you can find a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) in your area practicing OMT (Oateopathic Manipulative Treatment) you'll most likely have an excellent medical doctor resourse to diagnose and treat this condition and treat various other athletic and lifestyle ailments you may have been living with. Google the American Osteopathic Association and use the Find A DO resource at that website.

Tom, Selle An-Atomica
 

Hookyrider

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given what you've said, and what little I know - it sounds like a lipoma or something related. Have a doc check it out soonest, and have the offender removed. I've had several lipomas, other than ugly to look at, they can be very annoying in some locations. Once you have that baby resolved and have healed you should be as good as new.

HR
 

jan_fan

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Hey there, not sure if you are still on the forum or not, but if so id be very much interested to know how you got on with this? What did the specialist say? Is the problem still there? Has it got worse or better etc? Please reply if youre still using the forum, thanks




wrdjr said:
I have a problem under my right sit bone that I'm trying to figure out the cause of. Under my right side, I have a nodule deep under the skin, in the muscle layer about the size of a grape. The nodule is often under or very near my right ischial tuberosity (sit bone). It can be moved around slightly. I have had this for some time and it becomes sore after longer bicycle rides. Has anyone else had a problem like this? I'm getting it checked out by my doctor, but they don't know what the problem is yet. I have also done a web search and I have not found any specific references to this.
I'm currently trying out a Brooks B17 saddle. The B17 has broken in nicely on the left side but it becomes painful on the right side. I have previously used the Terry Liberator and the Avocet 02 40 saddles on my bikes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.