Dormant Butt Syndrome is really a thing 

Health officials warn of associated health risks

click to enlarge Dormant Butt Syndrome is caused by repetitive motions when playing sports, and also by sitting still too much.  - PIXABAY
  • Dormant Butt Syndrome is caused by repetitive motions when playing sports, and also by sitting still too much.
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By Veronica Carter

It may sound like a joke or an insult, but Dormant Butt Syndrome is a real issue and affects millions of Americans.

It's a weakness of the gluteal muscles that can be caused by repetitive motions, or by sitting still for too long.

Wexner Medical Center sports medicine physical therapist Chris Kolba says for athletes, if the buttock muscles aren't strong, it can lead to other injuries.

"When that glute muscle isn't working to its maximum efficiency, it decreases our ability to absorb shock," says Kolba. "It can lead to various things like back pain, hip pain, knee pain, muscle strains, things of that nature."

Dormant Butt Syndrome also happens when we sit still too long.

Kolba says younger people are beginning to experience hip and back pain at an earlier age because they're not moving around enough; they're texting, web surfing or watching videos.

He says our bodies are meant to move, and technology has created a society of sedentary people.

He's especially worried about kids because they aren't outside running, jumping and playing as much as they used to.

"They're going to have poor posture, they're going to have poor movement patterns, they're going to have weak muscles, and typically if they're inactive kids, they a lot of times may grow up to be inactive adults," says Kolba.

It's not just about pain.

The lack of exercise is attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. A report by Indiana University recommends 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, five days per week, or 20 minutes of vigorous physical activity on three days.


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