What you need to know about dormant butt syndrome

Here’s a new reason for pharmacists to be grateful they're on their feet all day: dormant butt syndrome.

That’s the term coined by US physiotherapist Chris Kolba, who says it explains many cases of knee, hip or back pain.

“The entire body works as a linked system, and a lot of times when people come in with knee or hip injuries, it’s because their butt isn’t strong enough,” he says.

Mr Kolba says the syndrome is caused by tight hip flexors and weak gluteal muscles. Other muscles and joints are forced to absorb strain during exercise,