The gluteal muscles are the three main muscles that make up the buttocks. These muscles rotate the hip to the outside, extend the trunk of the body, and perform movements such as the squat and lunge.
Gluteal Pain can be caused by a number of different factors including knots in the muscles, inflammation of muscle attachments, inflammation of bursas, lower back problems, hamstring tightness or overactivity, or referred pain from the spine. Causes include sitting for long periods of time (atrophy and pressure), strains from over-activity, or injuries affecting the lower back or hamstrings.
Rest, massage, and strength training have shown to reverse the atrophic effects of sitting too long or inactivity and pressure. Determining the root cause of the pain is important to accurately treat the condition. Using KT Tape will help to relieve pressure from the area by providing support, increase blood flow, and stimulate the proper reactions from muscles to alleviate symptoms. These functions help to reduce pain and prevent compensation injuries – injuries that arise from abnormal movement due to existing pain.
Proper diagnosis of the source of your pain is vital to creating a treatment plan to reduce pain and improve function. Your professional medical provider has the tools and expertise to diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your specific condition.