Buttock pain is severe pain in the buttocks resulting from bursitis, bruising, muscle strain, piriformis syndrome. Symptoms related to buttock pain need to be evaluated based on intensity, location, aggravating or relieving factors, and duration. Symptoms of buttock pain are a sore, stiff, dull pain in the buttocks while sitting. Tenderness and sensitivity to touch are other symptoms.
HOW IS BUTTOCK PAIN DIAGNOSED?
All symptoms related to buttock pain must be evaluated in terms of their intensity, duration, location and aggravating or relieving factors. Accompanying medical issues such as muscle spasms,incontinence, painful bumps or rash, burning, hip pain, leg pain and ankle pain are also considered for diagnosis.
HOW IS BUTTOCK PAIN TREATED?
Treatment of buttock pain depends on the cause of pain. For pain related to wrong posture or long hours of desk work, physiotherapists may advise physical exercises that strengthen buttock muscles. Pain killers can be taken for relieving pain temporarily. If the pain is due to an injury, then necessary steps can be taken to treat the injury and prevent further damage.
DID YOU KNOW?
Piriformis syndrome is buttock pain caused due to compression or contraction of the Piriformis muscle on specific areas of the sciatica nerve.