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Causes for left buttock pain?

By Anonymous July 27, 2018 - 4:11am
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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing!

While we cannot make a diagnosis, you may have piriformis syndrome. The piriformis muscle lies deep in the gluteus maximus. It is often a neglected stretching area in your body, which can cause buttocks pain if ignored. Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which this tight muscle irritates the sciatic nerve causing pain (or a dull ache) in the buttocks and referring pain along the sciatic nerve. This normally affects just one side, as in your case.

This pain goes down the back of the thigh and/or into the lower back. Deep pain is often made worse by sitting, climbing or squatting.

Piriformis syndrome is often found in runners or athletes in sports that require running, change of direction and weight-bearing activities. Exercising on hard or uneven surfaces also cause problems.

Biomechanical problems such as poor running mechanics, tight muscles in the lower back, hips and buttocks and running with the toes pointed out also cause piriformis problems.

The glutes don't fire properly when the hip flexors (psoas, iliacus, tensor fascia latae, etc.) are overactive or tight. This can happen due to poor flexibility or prolonged sitting. When the hip flexors don't work properly, its antagonist (mainly the gluteus maximus) becomes weak.

You may have some other sort of strain. You will need to seek medical advice to know more.

July 27, 2018 - 6:50am
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