Deep Gluteal Pain Syndrome


What Is It?

Patients with this condition present with buttock pain, which may radiate along the back of the thigh. The symptoms mimic sciatica and back problems need to be excluded. This may be caused by piriformis tendonitis, hamstring tendinopathy or inflammation of other tissue in that region.

Most of these improve with physiotherapy alone but some patients may require injections. For patients with longstanding problems surgical treatment may be beneficial. The type of surgery would depend on the cause of the problem.