Many people often complain of pain in the posterior. Though usually, it is a simple case of cramps or spasms, due to constant inactivity, sometimes, it may due to a much serious condition such as a slipped disc. This may require medical intervention and often ends up with a surgery. But the muscle cramps we are discussing here are not all that serious and can be cured with some simple techniques. This pain is called as the ‘piriformis syndrome’.
This pain usually occurs in the piriformis muscle connecting the outside of the hip to the sacrum, which is at the bottom of your spine. The cramps occur if the muscle gets strained, it cramps up, causing painful spasms. This muscle is located underneath the thick gluteal muscle in the butt and that is why takes a bit of a time to treat, since the effect has to go through the thick layers of the gluteal muscle. Deep pressure in the upper outer part of the butt hurts when the piriformis muscle is cramped.
Remedy for Butt Spasms
The best remedy for any cramped muscle is to stretch it. Stretching a muscle will ease up the tissues and will help relieve the pain. Butt spasms are also treated the same way you need to follow a regular active exercise routine in order to make sure that butt cramps don’t happen often. Follow these simple steps and exercises to make sure that the pain in the butt is relieved and you are at peace with yourself once again!
- Sit down on a flat surface and breathe normal. Try to relax and then place your left ankle over your right knee.
- Now grasp your left knee with both your hands and try to take it up to your right shoulder, moving towards the outside. If there is a spasm in your left piriformis, you will instantly feel a strong pain and stretching sensation.
- Usually, you take the knee on the side of the pain to your opposite shoulder first. This is because while taking up the knee to the opposite shoulder level, the side with the spasm will feel a lot of pain.
- This will enable you decide where exactly is the pain and stretch accordingly. You must pull the knee till you feel a little stretch, don’t stretch it till it hurts.
- While pulling up the bad knee, point it at different angles and see which side is the maximum pain. Once you figure that out, you will come to know that is the direction in which you need to pull.
- Stretch the knee in that position and hold for 20-30 seconds. Now instead of placing your leg down, put your hands around the knee and press the knee against the hand. The idea is to put pressure on the muscle.
- You need to remember that you need to resist with your hands. Your knee should not go down at any cost, otherwise it will hurt badly. This step is important to ensure the muscle is stretched properly. Hold your knee in this position for 10 seconds.
- Now relax your piriformis while continuing to pull your knee towards you. You will notice that the knee automatically comes up towards the shoulder by an inch or two. This indicates that the muscle is relaxing.
- Repeat this exercise 3-4 times and stop if you feel tired. After one session, your pain will reduce to some extent and it may also go away completely. If it doesn’t, do this exercise after a gap of 4-5 hours again.