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?
The doctor will check for swelling and bleeding in the Piriformis Syndrome as a part of the initial diagnosis with the help of a physical examination as well as an X ray. The doctor may also check for a hernia in the lumbar disc and dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint with the help of an MRI scan and nerve conduction tests.
HOW IS BUTTOCK PAIN TREATED?
The treatment is based on the severity of the patient’s condition and symptoms. Various treatment options may be recommended by the medical practitioner:
• Ice pack
• Heat therapy
DID YOU KNOW?
Buttock pain commonly comes from injured structures around the buttock area itself. This is usually as a result of injury, poor posture, disuse, or else, more commonly, as a referred pain from areas above the buttocks.