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Have you heard of the disease you get by sitting down for too long? Here are 5 things you should know about it

Do you know you can get a disease by sitting down? Weird as it may sound, it is very true. In this article, we'll discuss the disease one gets by sitting. Remember to drop your comments after reading and don't forget to follow me for more interesting articles. 

The disease is called Weaver's bottom and known officially Ischial bursitis. It is a form of bursitis that is usually caused by prolonged sitting on hard surfaces that press against the bones of the bottom or midbuttocks. 

The buttock area is very delicate as it contains muscles, blood vessels and delicate nervous networks which innervate the entire lower limb. Stress on or damage in the area may affect the entire lower limb. The gluteal muscles and other muscles which converge in the area have a wide range of functions which can be impaired by just sitting down for a long time. Below are anatomical pictures of the hip region. 

Before I proceed to give you 5 things you should know about ischial bursitis, let me quickly remind you that sitting for a long time can also cause arthritis, Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) impair the functions of internal organs and even colon, endometrial, or lung cancers

Here are 5 things you should know about ischial bursitis:

1. Ischial bursitis causes pain at the center of the buttock that may radiate down the back of the leg and be felt during walking, sitting, or even flexing the hip at rest. 

2. Bursitis often resolves on its own with rest. However, ischial bursitis can take longer to heal since it's hard to completely avoid sitting. As you heal, there are several things you can do to manage ischial tuberosity pain.

3. However, the ischial bursa and/ or hamstring tendons may need 4-6 weeks of relative rest initially to settle symptoms while you work on strengthening the hip muscles 

4. Symptoms of ischial bursitis include pain, stiffness, and tenderness located in and around the buttock in the area where the buttock normally meets a chair.

5. Ischial bursitis is treatable by internists, general-medicine doctors, family medicine doctors, rheumatologists, physical-medicine doctors, and orthopedic surgeons. 

Those who's jobs require constant sitting are at a higher risk of developing bursitis. To such people, they should engage in regular exercise. Below pictures of exercises that keep bursitis in check. 

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