About 3 weeks ago I suddenly felt a pain in the region where my ass meets my hamstring. I took a week off running and lifting and it was gone completely so I started again and then the pain came back right away to the point where I had to stop all activity including walking to work and using the stairs.
My doctor didn’t believe it was sciatica after he twisted my leg around and had my bend and he referred me to a physiotherapist. I have been doing very light crossfit workouts omitting anything that uses my hamstrings and the pain is almost completely gone now, but I wanted to talk to the physiotherapist before resuming anything. Yesterday I saw her and she didn’t know what the cause is, gave me some very light stretches and exercises, said no more weights and she wants to see if she can get me running again. The one thing she had me do that reproduced the pain was a back lunge.
(She also said I had ‘excellent hamstring length’ which surprises me because I was under the impression having too flexible hamstrings made you more prone to injury? But I don’t know where I got that from)
What concerns me is I still don’t know what the problem is, what caused and what I did that I should avoid now. Running on ice/snow? Bad shoes? Anything to do with lifting at all?? I am thinking the physiotherapist should be doing a bit more investigating or at least giving me more answers. Her approach seems to be just do some exercises to strengthen and carry on.
My questions are: is this a reasonable approach to dealing with an injury or should I be seeking someone who is going to give me more a of diagnosis? Am I just being too impatient? My doctor thought it was possibly piriformis syndrome. How is that diagnosed?