Piriformis Syndrome


What is Piriformis Syndrome?

Piriformis Syndrome is a muscle that travels behind the hip joint. The piriformis muscle is small compared to other muscles around the hip and thigh, and it aids in turning out of the hip joint. The piriformis muscle and its tendon have an close relationship to the sciatic nerve which supplies the lower extremities with motor and sensory function. The piriformis tendon and sciatic nerve cross each other behind the hip joint, in the deep buttock.

Symptoms of Piriformis Syndrome

  • Pain that radiate down the back of the leg
  • Sore buttock when sitted down


Causes of Piriformis Syndrome

  • Irritation of the sciatic nerve
  • Injured due to fall on the buttock


Treatment for Piriformis Syndrome


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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