What is Piriformis Syndrome?
Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock area, spasms and that can cause pain in the glutes / buttock region. The piriformis muscle can also irritate the sciatic nerve which is
passing underneath causing numbness , tingling and pain at the back of the leg and into the foot. Those symptoms are similar to sciatic symptoms.
What causes piriformis syndrome?
The most common piriformis syndrome causes are inflammation and swelling on the tissues around piriformis and intense muscle spasm in the actual muscle.
These issues can be a result of:
Climbing stairs or running
Could be an injury in the hip, buttock or leg after a fall for example
Having muscle imbalances
Lifting something heavy or lifting something in an awkward angle
Doing repetitive movements or exercising too much
Sitting on a hard surface for too long
What are the symptoms of piriformis syndrome?
Symptoms of piriformis syndrome include:
Tingling, pins and needles or numbness if the sciatic nerve is irritated by the piriformis
Did you know?
Most frequently affected age group was found to be the 4th and 5th decades constituting 31,3% and 33,5% of all cases respectively
Individuals of all occupations and activity levels were found to be affected
There was a history with overuse in 47,25%
Piriformis can get hypertrophied under strain a lot easier compared to other muscles in the region of pelvis
There was a history of prolong sitting in 37,9%
There was a history of trauma in 4,4%
History of vigorous massage by unqualified person in 3,3%
Right side is involved in 67,58% and left side in 32,4
Physiotherapy treatment for Piriformis syndrome
Piriformis syndrome is highly treatable and at Physio Pattern Manchester we are specialised in assessing and treating people with musculoskeletal problems.
At Physio Pattern Manchester we will do a thorough assessment in order to find the real cause of your piriformis syndrome. A treatment plan will be developed to ensure a speedy recovery with long term results and no recurrence. An Individualised exercise program will be prescribed to you as well.
Physio Pattern Manchester is going to use some of the modalities below as assessment and treatment tools (click on the links below for more information).
MANUAL THERAPY https://www.physiopattern.com/manualtherapy
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