Low Buttock Pain Relief Sitting – Need A Pressure Relief Cushion

Lower buttock pain or pain in the sitting bones can feel like you are sitting on a hard rock causing a deep ache and at times radiating pain into the back of the thighs. Understanding the problem is key if you want to get low buttock pain relief sitting.

The Right Cushion May Give Amazing Low Buttock Pain Relief Sitting

All too often it is assumed that this pain is related to sciatica or back problems. However,  a frequently overlooked but common cause of lower buttock pain is  Hamstring Tendinopathy.  This is an  irritation of the attachment of the hamstring muscles (in the back of the thigh) as they pass over and join into the sitting bones (or ischial tuberosities). 

Taking pressure off this area can help with reducing pain and give low buttock pain relief sitting.  One simple step is to avoid sitting on hard surfaces and instead using soft cushioning on the chair including a pressure relief cushion – you can read more and purchase these from our self help shop here.  It may be necessary to consider the surfaces you are sitting on in your car, home, work and when you are socialising  (restaurant seating can be more about fancy design that comfort or practicality). 

A pressure relief cushion – specifically to gi

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If a soft cushion is not enough to decrease sitting pain, then you could consider the purchase of a waffle or eggshell cushion, specifically designed as a pressure relief cushion to provide low buttock pain relief sitting by (link) helping to distribute the weight away from your sitting bones. 

How else can you get low buttock pain relief sitting?

A specific hamstring rehabilitation program is essential to manage this condition.  Your Hip Pain Professional  can assess if you have this condition, give you some further information and develop an individualised  pain management and exercise program.  

Read more about soft tissue related pain in the buttock here 

 Visit our Pain Locator Map to learn more about soft tissue related pain in different regions around the hip and pelvis, or other causes of groin pain. 



This blog was written by Dr. Alison Grimaldi, with contribution from one of our Hip Pain Professionals, Kirsty McNab, experienced physiotherapist.

Dr. Alison Grimaldi is a globally recognised expert physiotherapist, researcher, and educator, who has over 30 years professional clinical experience helping patients recover from a wide range of hip and pelvic conditions.

Dr Alison Grimaldi - Hip Pain Professional

Dr. Alison Grimaldi  BPhty, MPhty(Sports), PhD, FACP 

Dr Grimaldi has completed Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Master of Physiotherapy and  Doctor of Philosophy (Physiotherapy) degrees. She is a fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists, Practice Principal of PhysioTec Physiotherapy, an Australian Sports Physiotherapist , an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, as well as an author and global educator. Her passion is helping people with hip pain, and educating other health professionals around how to help more people with hip pain.

Check Out More You Can Read on this Area at HipPainHelp:


  1. What is Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy – A Pain in the Butt: Learn what this condition is (also known as high hamstring tendinopathy), and learn what are the causes and symptoms?
  2. Best Treatment for Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy. Education and Exercise and the starting point for best treatment of proximal hamstring tendinopathy. Learn about injections, shockwave & surgery
  3. Hip Related Sciatica (piriformis syndrome, deep gluteal syndrome): what, where and how? Read more about possible cuases of pain higher in the buttock muscles
  4. Top Tips for Hip Pain Relief Sitting, when Socialising or Travelling.  If your nerve pain is exacerbated when sitting this blog may be extremely useful in suggesting ideas to help relieve this.
  5. Pain Locator Map  click on this interactive map to learn what may be causing pain in your area.

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