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Steroid Injection of the Buttocks

Corticosteroid injection of the buttocks is a common procedure performed for both chronic and acute inflammatory conditions. They can be performed into muscles, bursae, tendons and joints to help reduce inflammation and help restore pain free movement. Corticosteroid is a combination of an anaesthetic (pain relief) and cortisone drug (powerful anti- inflammatory) delivered directly into the inflammatory site. Corticosteroid injections can be administered for a multitude of conditions including:
  • Bursitis
    • Trochanteric
    • Ischiogluteal
    • Iliopsoas
    • Subgluteus medius bursa
    • Subgluteus minimus bursa
  • Capsulitis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Muscular contusions
  • Arthritis
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendinopathy
    • Gluteal
    • Psoas
    • Hamstring
  • Impingement

Symptoms following Steroid Injection of the Buttocks

Following corticosteroid injection of your Buttocks, it is normal for you to experience side effects for up to 48 hours afterwards. Corticosteroid injections are designed to reduce and eliminate the inflammatory symptoms associated with your pain. However, they may cause initial symptoms including pain which should subside.

Progressive strenthtening exercises for the gluteal musclesAbove: Progressive strenthtening exercises for the gluteal muscles

Physiotherapy for Steroid Injection of your Buttocks

Physiotherapy is a highly recommended and useful adjunct to steroid injection of the buttocks. A window of opportunity is created due to the reduced inflammation and reduction of pain to allow to treat the underlying problem that is causing your chronic inflammation. will take advantage of this time to return accurate biomechanical movement, normal muscle length and postural stability to prevent re-occurrence or secondary injuries. will provide a thorough assessment of your hip, back, and leg highlighting areas of weakness and underlying pathologies which will then become the focus of a comprehensive rehabilitation programme. Treatment will include:
  • Cryotherapy
  • Pain management
  • Joint mobilisations
  • Soft tissue release
  • Trigger points
  • Acupuncture
  • Stretches
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Core stability
  • Pelvic and Trunk stability
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
  • Home exercise programme
  • Sport specific exercises
  • Occupational/recreational exercises and modifications
  • Advice and long term management

Soft tissue massage of the gluteus musclesAbove: Soft tissue massage of the gluteus muscles


Steroid injections of the buttock are a highly effective way of settling inflammation and reducing pain in people with both acute and chronic injuries. They are performed on muscle, tendon, ligament and bone structures in the buttock for a variety of reasons. A corticosteroid is injected into the specific site on the buttock and directly acts on the inflammatory symptoms. This allows to target the underlying cause and help to repeat recurrent problems. will provide a thorough assessment outlining underlying causes and weakness, addressing them within a personalised rehabilitation programme. will help to reduce acute symptoms and manage chronic symptoms helping to return movement, strength and function of your buttocks. Call now on 0330 088 7800 for more information or to book an appointment please contact us.

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Deep tissue massage of the gluteus muscle by specialist MSK therapistAbove: Deep tissue massage of the gluteus muscle by specialist MSK therapist

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