Piriformis syndrome is due to impingement of the sciatic nerve from the piriformis muscle. Gait or form contributes to inflexibility and tightness in the piriformis. The condition occurs more often in women than in men (6:1). It places pressure causing pain to 17 when piriformis gets tight. The pain radiates down the back of the thigh and starts in the area.
Cause of injury
Incorrect gait or form when walking or jogging. Weak gluteal muscles and/or adductor muscles that are tight.
Signs and symptoms
Pain along the sciatic nerve. Pain walking up an incline or when climbing stairs. Pain after sitting.
If left untreated, the pain will result. The muscles may become causing strain on the joints and points of attachment.
RICER. Anti-inflammatory medication. Then heat and massage to encourage blood circulation and healing.
Rehabilitation and prevention
During rehabilitation, a gradual return to activity and lasted extending of the hip muscles is vital. Start with exercise intensity or duration. Identifying is important. Increasing the flexibility of the adductors and strengthening the muscles helps alleviate some of the tension from getting and stop the piriformis. Keeping a regimen that is good to maintain the piriformis muscle elastic will help, while dealing with the problems.
When treated piriformis syndrome leads to long-term problems. Rarely, an invasive method or a corticosteroid injection could be required to relieve symptoms.