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Piriformis Syndrome and Treatment

The pain in the buttocks and hips can be caused by piriformis. This occurs when the sciatic nerve is irritated by the piriformis muscle. Furthermore, the irritation becomes pain, tingling, or numbness in the buttocks and hips, also sometimes on the thighs. This syndrome can be chronic, injured once or become repeated pain.
What is Piriformis Syndrome? The pear-shaped muscle is propped up, extending from the base of the spine to the top of the thigh, this is the piriformis muscle. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body extending from the spine to the lowest leg, if compression occurs in the sciatic nerve it can cause tingling, or numbness in the lower leg. The most common symptoms of piriformis are pain in the buttocks, from the back of the legs to the hamstrings. The most important sign of piriformis syndrome is not a tendon in the back thigh but very soft on the buttocks or hips.
This syndrome can occur suddenly, after an injury for example. What causes piriformis syndrome…