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Tag: glutes

Pain in the backside

Categories: Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage
Tags: hip pain, pain in the bum, glutes, piriformis

One of the most important areas of the body is the hips. It connects the upper half of your body to the lower half, and around the back of your hips you’ll find what are called your gluteal muscles, or glutes for short (your bum muscles!)

The glutes consist of 3 muscles: gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus, and tightness in these muscles can dramatically affect other areas of the body as we compensate for this. Underneath these, there is another muscle called the piriformis, and tightness in this can sometimes cause sciatic symptoms down the leg. Everyday use, combined with lots of sitting down or driving, leads to tension in the glutes/piriformis, so here are 3 things that you can do to prevent tightness in this area.

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