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What should you do about a butt muscle strain?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rest and NSAIDs

Treat all sprains and strains with "rice" - rest, ice, compression, and elevation.
Nsaids include Ibuprofen adn naproxyn. Muscle strains can take 6-12 weeks to heal. This is a large muscle so it will probably take closer to 10-12 weeks. Pain in this area may be from piriformis syndrome or sciatica, a sign of a pinched nerve in your back. If symptoms persiste, see a doctor.

In brief: Rest and NSAIDs

Treat all sprains and strains with "rice" - rest, ice, compression, and elevation.
Nsaids include Ibuprofen adn naproxyn. Muscle strains can take 6-12 weeks to heal. This is a large muscle so it will probably take closer to 10-12 weeks. Pain in this area may be from piriformis syndrome or sciatica, a sign of a pinched nerve in your back. If symptoms persiste, see a doctor.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Rest, ice, Phys Tx

A myriad of muscles are included in that area: gluteus minimus, medius and maximus, hamstring muscle/tendons to name a few.
Rest, ice, nsaids and physical therapy may all help diminish the acute pain and discomfort from a muscle strain.

In brief: Rest, ice, Phys Tx

A myriad of muscles are included in that area: gluteus minimus, medius and maximus, hamstring muscle/tendons to name a few.
Rest, ice, nsaids and physical therapy may all help diminish the acute pain and discomfort from a muscle strain.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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