Piriformis Syndrome Treatment
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Piriformis syndrome is a condition where the piriformis muscle, which is located in the buttocks, becomes irritated or inflamed. This can happen for a number of reasons, including overuse, injury, or tightness in the muscle. The result is a pain in the buttocks and sometimes down the leg.
The condition is caused by a number of factors, including overuse, injury, or tightness in the muscle. When the muscle is overused, it will often go into spasm and this ends up affecting the sciatic nerve, which runs down the leg. This can cause pain in the buttocks and sometimes down the leg. In some cases, the pain can be severe enough to make it difficult to walk or sit down.
Piriformis Syndrome Symptoms
The most common symptom of piriformis syndrome is pain in the buttocks. This pain may also radiate down the leg, and in some cases, it can be severe enough to make it difficult to walk or sit. Other symptoms include:
The pain from piriformis syndrome is often worse when sitting or lying down, and it may get worse when walking upstairs or on hills. It can also be aggravated by cold weather or after sitting for long periods of time.
Diagnosing Piriformis Syndrome
To diagnose piriformis syndrome, our podiatrists will first ask about your symptoms and medical history. They will then do a physical exam, during which they will check for tenderness in the muscle and for signs of sciatic nerve irritation.
The specialists may also order imaging tests, such as an MRI, to rule out other conditions that might be causing your pain.
The treatment can be through physical therapy, resting, ice, medication, or even surgery. Whatever the case, we are your best clinic to provide the right Piriformis Syndrome treatment. Call us today to book an appointment.