Ischial Bursitis Overview
Ischial bursitis (also known as weaver’s bottom) is inflammation of bursa (synovial sac) located between gluteus medius muscle and ischial tuberosity.
It is usually caused by prolonged sitting on a hard surface.
Ischial Bursitis Causes
Bursitis is commonly caused by repetitive movement and excessive pressure.
Traumatic injury is another cause possible cause. The inflammation irritates because the bursa no longer fits in the original small area between the bone and the functionary muscle or tendon. When the bone increases pressure upon the bursa, inflammation of the bursa results. Sometimes the reason is unknown, and can also be associated with some chronic systemic diseases.