What Is Ischiogluteal Bursitis?

Q:
What is ischiogluteal bursitis?

A:
Ischiogluteal bursitis refers to the inflammation of the bursa, the sac that lies at the base of the pelvis.

Normally, the bursa reduces friction between the tendon and the bone. When something damages it, the buttock area can be painful.

Therefore, the symptoms of this condition are:

  • Pain in the lower buttock region, and stiffness/ache in less severe cases;
  • Pain when sitting on hard surfaces;
  • Decrease in physical capability;
  • Damage to hamstring tendon.

Since the condition can lead to complex problems (e.g. damage to hamstring tendon), the treatment should be as early as possible. Mostly, doctors recommend physiotherapy to relieve the pain. Sometimes, regular exercises at home, such as Bridging, Seated Hamstring Contraction, and Lying Hip Extension, are helpful too.

Please consult your doctor for more information.

 

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