Getting Rid of That Pain in the Butt

Yep, we are literally talking about buttocks pain. More specifically, pain or numbness that runs from the lower back, through the rear end, and down the back of the leg.

Does this sound familiar? It could be piriformis syndrome, a condition in which the piriformis muscle (in the buttocks near the top of the hip joint) becomes tight and compresses the sciatic nerve (large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of the leg).

Things that trigger the pain can be anything from sitting too long to doing activities that put repeated stress on the piriformis muscle. Regardless of the cause, stretching could be the key to finding relief.

The Theraworx Relief team likes this article from Prevention magazine, which offers 6 gentle exercises to help stretch the hips, releasing tightness and easing sciatic nerve pain.

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In addition to stretching, be sure to use Theraworx Relief to help release muscle tightness and relieve muscle cramps. Learn more about the benefits of Theraworx Relief.