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Piriformis Syndrome

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Piriformis Syndrome

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  • Definition
  1. Sciatic nerve impingement by the piriformis muscle
  • Causes
  1. Anatomic variant (sciatic nerve passes through piriformis muscle in 15% of patients)
  2. Decreased core Muscle Strength (buttocks)
  3. Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  4. Local Trauma to piriformis muscle
  5. Pressure from wallet in pocket
  • Signs
  1. Pain on Internal rotation of hip against resistance
  • Management
  1. Local measures (e.g. ice or heat)
  2. NSAIDs
  3. Core Muscle Strengthening Exercises
  4. Correct comorbid conditions (e.g. Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction)
  5. Local Corticosteroid Injection