Pyramidal syndrome in the athlete

There are various causes that can product this pyramidal dysfunction, which is characterized by a strong pain in the buttocks. This pain can even mirror the symptoms of sciatica (despite being a false sciatica), as this thick nerve passes below this muscle.

A primary cause could simply be the excessive use of the gluteal muscle complex combined with inadequate rest. This creates an irritation of the fascia that blocks the free circulation of blood, creating a vicious cycle of affected muscle. The cause of the muscular irritation is due to not being able to eliminate toxins created by energetic metabolism. We have to reduce and free the entire vascular system in the area, thereby breaking this vicious cycle and freeing the toxins more quickly. In this way the recovery will be successful.

Another cause could be related to a dysfunction of the sacrum. This will produce an anomaly in the normal movement of the muscle. In this case we could say that the muscle is stretched too much for normal functioning, producing strain in its work, leading in extreme cases to difficulty walking.
Our job will be to use our techniques to reduce the dysfunction of the sacrum, together with a relaxation of all the muscle chains that could affect the free functioning of the sacrum–“spinal column, abdomen, and extremities”.

This article is thanks to the attention that I was able to give to my patient with this symptom. Her cause was multi-factorial (the most common); that is, an excess of muscular work added to a dysfunction of the sacrum– As with all people with this type of problem and those who have trusted in our way of working with this and other types of problems.

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