I’ve had ongoing pain in the left glute/hamstring tie in for about six months now. It’s extremely painful any time I have pressure on the foot with the knee bent, such as going up stairs, or doing a forward lunge (which is near impossible). It’s also painful at the ischium tuberosty (sit bone) and sitting for any length of time is painful. Doing a leg curl however is painless.
I’ve tried icing, resting it, stretching, and foam rolling. I even went to an ART practitioner twice a week for four weeks with no improvement. I’d greatly appreciate any advice anyone can give, not squatting or deadlifting is getting very frustrating. Thanks in advance![/quote]
Can you post any videos of your form?
Form of your lunges / any step ups would help too.
Often times if you’re getting pain at the tie in it’s a sign you are substituting knee extension for hip extension.
I’ll get videos of this up on my site soon but for now try observing yourself (or have someone else). There is probably a good chance when you do a step up or something of the sort you bring your knee back to your body and THEN bring your body forward. This is in contrast to bringing your body towards your knee (forward and up at the same time).
Sorry, this can be hard to visualize.
When squatting, this can manifest as your ass going way up in the air and then your hips coming forward as opposed to both movements happening concurrently.
The overall gist is you are using your hamstrings more than your glutes.