Buttock pain has many sources, none more irritating than piriformis syndrome. Piriformis syndrome is a condition of a tight, inflamed piriformis muscle that clamps down on the sciatic nerve. Piriformis syndrome, then, can lead to sciatica, a sharp, burning electrical pain down the leg and sometimes into the foot.
Piriformis syndrome needs to be diagnosed by a doctor–preferably a sports chiropractor, since you can get diagnosed and treated in the same office. There are, however, some things that can be done at home to alleviate the symptoms.
Watch the video below to get some tips on how to take care of your own hip or buttock pain caused by piriformis syndrome. Or you can also read the article here to learn more about piriformis syndrome