Buttock and thigh pain are common symptoms of patients we see at Solutions Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine. These symptoms commonly occur with sitting, driving and bending and lifting. This can happen for a number of reasons, but one of those is pressure on the sciatic nerve. Pressure on the nerve can come from an irritated lumbar disc. It can also happen when the low back muscles stop working as a result of sitting for long periods of time. Here are 2 easy exercises you can do to address these issues and help resolve and prevent buttock and thigh pain.
Prone Press Up
Start by lying flat on your stomach and press up as high as you can into the position shown below. You might feel some pressure in your low back. However, don’t push through any sharp pain. This should be a fairly comfortable position. Hold for 2 seconds at the top and then come back down. Do this 4 to 5 times a day, 15 to 20 repetitions each time. It sounds like a lot, but frequency is better here.
Start with 10 reps and hold for 10 seconds. Do these twice a day. Try to work up to 3 reps of 30 second holds.
The exercises above are good ways to start you down the pain free path. However, if you’ve tried these and you’re still hurting, we’d love to help you! At Solutions Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, we’re experts at evaluating sciatica pain and will develop a plan to help you overcome it.
Call our office at 703-299-3111, or click here and a member of our team will schedule you an evaluation with one of our highly skilled physical therapists.