Do You Have Dead Butt Syndrome? - Fit Training Blog for Women 40, 50 and Beyond

OK, I laughed too, but not so fast!

 

You have heard me write, or maybe you have even heard me speak,(shameless plug) about the perils of sitting too long.

 

 

 

Well, here's another reason to get up, get moving and stop the sit life.  Dead Butt syndrome.

The technical name of this condition is gluteus medius tendinosis — an inflammation of the tendons in the gluteus medius, one of three large muscles that make up the butt. 

 

It's painful, and unfortunately, not as uncommon as you may think.  But if you experience shooting pains in your butt from doing exercise, or not!  there are some great

Here is what Livestrong.com recommends as a good stretch:

 

"Always consult with a doctor or physical therapist before you start doing stretches and exercises to improve dead butt syndrome.

 

Once you have the green light, take it easy with gentle stretches such as side lying hip abductions, which are recommended for gluteus medius tears in "Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation."

 

To perform side lying abductions, lie on your right side, supporting your head and neck with your arm.

 

Stretch out your legs completely and make sure that your spine is aligned properly. Inhale and, as you exhale, raise your left leg slightly, keeping your knees facing forward and your leg straight.

Raise the leg about 1 foot or until you feel your hips begin to tilt, then slowly lower it back to the starting position.

 

Repeat 10 times, then switch to the other side.

 

Resurrect your dead butt with some attention and stretches- and, oh yeah.... get your butt out of your chair!

 

Need some great glute exercises to help you re-engage  your lower leg muscles?  I'm here to help!

 

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