Many conditions and diseases can cause pain in the buttocks commonly known as butt pain. Causes of pain in the buttocks range from temporary annoyances, such as brusitis, bruising, piriformis syndrome, muscle strain, shingles, pregnancy to more serious diseases with long term consequences such as cancer, arthritis of the sacroiliac joints and herniated disc with sciatica.
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?
Exercises including physiotherapy and Piriformis muscle stretches will be prescribed by the doctor as the foremost method of treatment. Anti inflammatory drugs as well as deep massages can also help in pain relief.