Piriformis Syndrome Treatment

This is a condition that puts stress on the muscle that runs horizontally in the central area of the buttocks. The Piriformis muscle is an outward (external) rotator muscle of the leg, and because it sits on top of the sciatic nerve it may place strain on it like a “tight strap” If the muscle is abnormally tight it can press on the nerve and produce “sciatica” like nerve pains down the leg. Tightness of the muscle, a leg length difference, and a pronated foot are common denominators for this injury. Simple conservative care will easily improve this problem when addressing all the causes of the problem.