Buttocks and Legs

Articles researched and written by Sally Ann Quirke, a fully qualified professional chartered Physiotherapist based in Ireland.

Here in this section, we look at pain in the lower parts of the body, including the ankles, knees and legs. Most lower limb pain results from wear and tear in the joints, or overuse and injuries in the bones muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues. Many types of leg pain can be caused by poor biomechanical alignment - put simply, how you stand and move. What is also interesting is that some types of lower limb pain are linked to problems in the lower back and hips.

In this section, we look at some of the different types of pain that occur in the lower limbs, what the causes are and how you can treat them.

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Buttocks Pain »

Pain in the Butt!

Buttocks Pain? “I have a pain in my bottom” is a frequent complaint I hear on a day to day basis in my Physiotherapy Clinic! I am proud to say that I continue to have great success in the treatment…

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Coccyx Pain »

Coccyx Pain (Coccydynia)

Coccyx pain - a painful condition caused by a trauma to the coccyx bone and can take a long time to heal. However, if the pain does not ease over time, visit a chartered physiotherapist - here’s why…

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Lower Back and Groin Pain »

Lower Back and Groin Pain

Lower back pain is often associated with groin pain. This article identifies four main reasons as to why back pain and groin pain are linked, and where treatment needs to be directed to provide pain relief.

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Piriformis Syndrome Treatment »

Piriformis Syndrome irritates the sciatic nerve

Sometimes buttock or hip pain can be the result of Piriformis Syndrome. Let’s first take a closer what this painful condition is, why a correct diagnosis is important, and how it is normally treated.

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While the content and materials contained in the articles on this website have been written & researched by Sally Ann Quirke, a professional, practising & fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist) based in Ireland, they are provided for general information and educational purposes only. They do not constitute medical advice on any particular individual situation. Please see your Chartered Physiotherapist or other medical practitioner for full and individual consultation.

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