Common causes of glute pain

  • Muscle imbalances: Muscle imbalances are among the most common causes of glute pain. When certain muscles become weaker or tighter than others, it can lead to pain and discomfort. This is often seen in individuals who sit for prolonged periods or are sedentary. 
  • Injuries: Injuries, such as strains or sprains, can also cause glute pain. These injuries can occur during physical activity or due to a traumatic event. Chiropractic care can help accelerate the healing process and reduce inflammation. 
  • Medical conditions: Medical conditions like sciatica or herniated discs can also cause glute pain. These conditions require proper diagnosis and treatment from a healthcare professional.
  • Overuse: Overworking the glute muscles, such as through repetitive motions or prolonged standing or walking, can lead to pain and discomfort.
  • Bursitis: Bursitis occurs when the small fluid-filled sacs (bursae) in the hip joint become inflamed. This can be caused by overuse, injury, or underlying medical conditions such as arthritis.
  • Piriformis syndrome: Piriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve, leading to pain and discomfort in the glutes and down the back of the leg.
  • Tightness or stiffness: Tightness or stiffness in the gluteal muscles can be caused by a variety of factors, including lack of stretching, poor posture, or muscle imbalances.

By identifying the cause of your glute pain, an effective treatment plan can be devised to reduce your discomfort.

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Symptoms of glute pain

Glute pain can manifest itself in several ways, including:

  • Localized pain in the buttock area 
  • Difficulty sitting or standing for prolonged periods 
  • Sharp or shooting pain down the leg 
  • Numbness or tingling in the buttock or leg
  • If you experience severe or persistent symptoms, seek medical attention immediately to rule out any serious medical conditions.

Treatment for glute pain

Once a proper diagnosis has been made, a chiropractor can develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and concerns.

At FreeForm Chiropractic, we take a holistic approach to treating glute pain and focus on restoring overall health and wellness. Our personalized treatment plans may include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments to realign the spine and pelvis 
  • Corrective exercises to strengthen and stretch the affected muscles 
  • Soft tissue therapy to reduce inflammation and improve mobility 
  • Lifestyle modifications, such as ergonomic adjustments and stretching routines


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Why choose FreeForm Chiropractic?

Our mission at FreeForm Chiropractic is to help you live a pain-free life and reach your full potential.

We want to empower you to take control of your health and wellness by providing effective chiropractic care that addresses the underlying cause of your pain.

Our boutique-style practice allows us to provide personalized treatment plans that cater to your individual needs.

We use state-of-the-art technology to identify the source of your pain and develop a comprehensive plan to address it.

When you choose FreeForm Chiropractic, you will be cared for by a team of professionals who genuinely care about your well-being and are committed to helping you achieve optimal health. Let us help you live free from pain and limitations so you can feel confident, energized, and empowered to tackle whatever challenges come your way.

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