Buttock Pain? Is your heavy wallet to blame
Is your heavy wallet to blame?
Do you experience a sharp pain right at the centre of your buttock; especially when you sit? Do you get a sharp shooting pain radiating down your legs?
Well, this could be because of your big fat wallet. When it comes to wallet, size matters !
Carrying a big wallet in your back pocket can cause a major trouble to your back & buttocks. Your wallet may be a one stop locale for keeping your cards, cash, bills & coins. But sitting with heavy wallets in your back pocket can put a lot of stress on your buttocks, back and hip. The problem starts when your nerve in the buttock, known as SCIATIC NERVE gets pinched between your wallet & buttock. It causes pain in your hip and/or buttock. It can also cause pain all the way from your buttock down your leg.
Stuffing a wallet in your back pocket also tilts your pelvis to one side which puts more stress on your spine. Bigger the wallet; the more lopsided you sit & the achier your buttocks would be…
To minimize the stress on your buttock & spine, a small wallet that holds only the essentials is recommended. Also remember to take it out while seated for a long time – whether you are in a car, public transport or at your desk.
Instances of pain can be effectively managed by Physiotherapy treatment. So carry a smart wallet without wrecking your back