The ischiogluteal bursa is located at the ischial tuberosity beneath the hamstring tendon. Like other bursa in the body, its main role is to reduce friction between the bone and tendon. The bursa can become inflamed in conjunction with hamstring tendonitis and may be caused by sprinting activities or sitting for prolonged periods.
What is it?
Ischiogluteal Bursitis is the inflammation and irritation of the ischiogluteal bursa.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pain under the buttocks, tenderness under the buttocks, and increase in pain when stretching.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, and collecting a thorough patient history to determine the mechanism of injury.
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