Avulsion of ischial tuberosity
I started to suffer to a pain in the upper hamstring where it connects to the buttock. My physio suspected a bursis(?) problem and referred me to a specialist. An X-ray revealed that I have an avulsion of the ischial tuberosity. Basically I am told it has been caused by a fragment of bone detaching itself from the pelvis at the time I pulled the hamstring. However I pulled my hamstring when I was 15 years old, and I am now 48!! Over this time the detached bone has calcified. The x-ray showed the deformity of the pelvis where this occured.
I have felt some pain in that area over the years but generally it cleared up. Now it hurts particularly after sitting down eg a long car journey. I was running up to 40 miles per week when it got so bad I had to rest. I have been resting for 9 weeks now and recently tried gentle jogging without reaction.
The specialist said there is no treatment available, but didn’t suggest I give up running.
Has anybody heard of this before, and what advise can you give? I have an ambition to run a marathon. Is this wise, will the damage get worse? Is there any strength training I can follow?