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

2 Responses to Piriformis Syndrome: Pain in the Butt

  1. Avatar omalone1 says:

    I found the full article exceptionally useful, especially when used in conjunction with other material. In torms of this syndorme I think that it can also be understood if conceptualised alongside IT Band Syndrome and meralia paresthetica etc.

  2. Avatar Maria Lanza says:

    I have been suffering with back pain for about 2 1/2 years now and it started with a subluxation of L4 or L5 not exactly sure at this moment and two bulging disks, it started when I had difficulty bending over forward and then excurciating pain getting in and out of bed on my hands and knees.
    I now realize the pain is more in my buttocks and down my left side so my questions is this?
    Do you perform Ultrasound Guided Piriformis Injections that I understand give enough relief so that I will be able to do Barre & Pilates classes to keep the piriformis stretched.
    Thank You

    I have had epidural and trigger injections with no relief

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