Your buttock contains the largest muscle in your body: gluteus maximus. The buttock muscles allow you to sit upright without having to put your weight through your feet.

Buttock pain is a common condition in athletes that do a lot of sprinting or kicking. Buttock pain can be a complaint on its own or can occur with pain in the lower back or thigh.

Diagnosing what is causing your buttock pain may be difficult because there are several structures within the buttock that can cause pain or the pain could be originating in another area of the body such as the sacroiliac joint or lumbar spine- this type of pain is called referred pain.

What buttock and leg painconditions do we treat?

There are a few different buttock and leg conditions that physiotherapy can help with. Your physiotherapist will carry out a full subjective and objective examination to determine what is causing your buttock and leg pain. Scans aren’t often required but may be necessary to rule out other diagnoses.

Buttock and leg conditions are commonly treated at Farrell Physiotherapy include:

What treatment options are available for buttock and leg conditions?

There are several treatment options for buttock and leg pain. Following your assessment, your physiotherapist will provide you will an individual treatment programme based on your lifestyle and goals. Treatment varies between individuals.

Treatment can include:

  • Soft tissue massage
  • Ice/heat therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Advice and education
  • Sporting advice
  • Stretching exercises
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Sport specific exercises
  • Leg, hip and buttock strengthening exercises
  • Gradual return to activity
  • Core stability exercises
  • Biomechanical correction
  • Neural mobilisation

What is the benefit of physiotherapy for a buttock and leg condition?

Physiotherapy can be an effective method of reducing buttock and leg pain. Depending on what is causing your symptoms, you will have different treatment goals and benefits.

Benefits of physiotherapy include:

  • Accelerated healing
  • Reduced stiffness
  • Improved strength
  • Improved range of movement and flexibility
  • Reduced pain
  • Prevention of the injury re-occurring

Why choose Farrell Physiotherapy?

We pride ourselves on providing excellent patient care ensuring you are always at the centre of what we do. We are committed to continuous education and development to make sure we are up to date with the latest practices and therefore you can feel confident you are getting the best possible advice and care when coming to Farrell Physiotherapy.

If you would like to book an assessment or to enquire about buttock and leg pain and physiotherapy treatment please call 01245 830280 or e-mail: