The piriformis muscles are one of the several sets of muscles that rotate your hips outward, helping to keep you stable and upright when moving around. Piriformis syndrome occurs when one of these muscles tightens and irritates the sciatic nerve.
You will feel a dull, annoying pain in your buttock that usually radiates down your leg, often accompanied by tingling or numbness. This tends to get worse when you sit down, particularly for any length of time, or climb stairs or a steep slope. Sometimes it makes walking difficult. Most people in physiotherapy make a full recovery within four to eight weeks.
PhysioMAX Wellness offers physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy and other health care services to many patients in the Burlington area including Hamilton, Oakville, Stoney Creek, Waterdown, and Milton.