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Buttock Pain

What is Buttock Pain/ Piriformis Syndrome

buttock pain

buttock pain

Buttock pain or piriformis syndrome occurs when your sciatic nerve is irritated by the piriformis muscle. The sciatic nerve passes deeply through your buttock, and this irritation results in pain.

What causes Buttock Pain/ Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is most commonly caused by your piriformis muscle overworking.

The main reasons being:

  • issues with hip joints.
  • issues with hip stability muscles.
  • overpronating feet.

In athletes, this pain is most common in sprinting or kicking sports. Symptoms may present suddenly due to a specific incident or develop gradually over time.

How do you treat Buttock Pain/ Piriformis Syndrome

buttock pain treatment

piriformis syndrome treatment

As with a lot of back and spine issues a thorough diagnosis is required. Often the causes can be several in number and consequently the treatment can be varied. It can include one or a combination of the following:

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