Gluteal Amnesia

The gluteal muscles are responsible for supporting the pelvis and keeping the body in proper alignment. However, these muscles can sometimes “forget” their main purpose, leading to a condition called dead butt syndrome.
Fortunately, dead butt syndrome can be prevented or treated by moving more and sitting less. However, it’s important to be aware that this condition can lead to other problems if not taken seriously.





  • If you’ve been sitting for a long time, you may start to feel your gluteal muscles (glutes) getting numb or sore.
  • Dead butt syndrome is a condition that can cause pain and stiffness in the hips, lower back, and knees. The pain may radiate down the leg, similar to the way sciatica feels.
  • A loss of strength in your glutes and hip flexors can also occur if DBS isn’t treated. If one hip in particular is affected, it may hurt just by lying down on that side.
  • DBS can even lead to inflammation of the hip or burssa. A pain in your lower legs can also result because of balance and gait problems triggered by DBS symptoms.
  • When you walk or run, you may want to try changing your stride to ease hip and back pain. However, this can also put strain on other parts of your body like your knees, ankles, and feet. This can cause soreness in these areas.
  • A sedentary lifestyle can cause the gluteal muscles to lengthen and your hip flexors to tighten. Sitting or lying down for too long can lead to a number of health problems, and that’s why it’s important to make sure you’re getting up and moving around as much as possible.
  • The gluteal medius is a small muscle located in the buttocks. The tendons that support it are vulnerable to this kind of injury.
  • If you’re a runner, you might be wondering if spending too much time sitting down is bad for you. Well, according to experts, people who run a lot are at a higher risk of developing DBS if they spend too much of their non-running time at a desk.
  • The strain of distance running can be tough on muscles and tendons that go long periods without moving. That’s why it’s important to stretch and warm up before a run, and to cool down and give your body time to recover afterwards.

At Kalp Health Care, our wise and empathetic professionals take a transparent and innovative approach to ensure you receive the highest quality care, personalized to your unique health journey.

  • Comprehensive Assessment: Our expert professionals conduct a thorough assessment, which includes:
    • Patient Symptom Evaluation: We listen attentively and patiently to understand your symptoms.
    • Posture Analysis: We assess your posture to identify potential issues.
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    • Radiological Findings: Incorporating X-Ray, MRI, CT scans, and clinical correlation.
    • Lab Reports: Analyzing laboratory test results for a complete picture.
    • Medication History: Documenting past and current medications.
    • Medical and Surgical History: Understanding your medical journey.
    • Lifestyle Factors: Exploring lifestyle, work patterns, and daily routines.
    • Nutritional Assessment: Evaluating diet and nutrition, emphasizing fibrous foods, minerals, and hydration.
  • Personalized Approach: We believe in patient-centric care, tailoring our assessments and recommendations to your specific needs:
    • Climate Considerations: Recognizing the impact of climate on health.
    • Family History: Considering hereditary factors.
    • Daily Activity: Analyzing your daily routine.
    • Metabolic Assessment: Understanding your metabolic activity.
    • Exercise Routine: Assessing your physical activity regimen.


At Kalp Health Care, we believe in precision and personalization, our wise and empathetic approach ensures that your treatment is innovative, transparent, and, above all, centered around your unique needs and holistic health.That’s why:

Individualized Approach: Our expert team crafts unique treatment protocols for each patient.

Unique Needs: Even if two patients have a similar diagnosis, their treatments are tailored to their specific requirements.

Comprehensive Assessment: We consider not only the diagnosis but also your overall well-being, including physical, mental, emotional, and psychological health.

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  • To break up long periods of sitting with periodic walks.
  • Going up and down stairs can be particularly helpful.
  • In general, try to take the stairs as often as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For less-serious cases of glute imbalances, this process might take 4 weeks. For more serious glute imbalances, the process could take 3-6 months. It’s impossible to tell. Just be consistent and diligent and you should be able to restore proper function.

If you’re experiencing any cramping in your hamstrings during or after test exercises, or if they’re much more sore than usual, it’s an indication that your glutes aren’t firing correctly and your hamstrings are having to pick up the slack. This is a condition known as gluteal amnesia, but fortunately it’s something that can be reversed.

Some symptoms you may develop if you have gluteal amnesia include: Tight hip flexors, which can result in aches in your lower back, especially when standing up straight, as well as poor posture overall. Lower back pain, since it can cause your pelvis to tilt forward, which strains your back.

Patience and consistency is absolutely key when it comes to growing your glutes! Building muscle is a slow process, but with your diet and training on point, you will start to see results typically around 8 weeks or even longer in some cases.

Those who tear their gluteal muscles begin to experience symptoms of pain, discomfort and weakness. The main difference in symptoms between a gluteal tear and a torn cartilage is that a tear will occur in the muscle, where cartilage is part of the joint. Tearing a gluteal muscle can cause weakness in the area of the glutes that can be aggravated with activities that require lifting, running or walking. If the gluteal muscle is torn, then the athlete may need surgery immediately to repair the injury. But if the tear is only a partial tear, then the athlete can usually heal with physical therapy.