Symptoms of piriformis syndrome are pain, numbness and/or tingling in the buttock. Sometimes, these symptoms can extend down the leg and into the foot.
Piriformnis syndrome is one of the causes of pain the leg. It's sometimes mistakenly diagnosed as sciatica.
Is there a cure for piriformis syndrome?
Piriformis syndrome can often be relieved with physical therapy, mild low-impact aerobic exercise such as in a warm water pool, and relaxation therapies. However, on occasion, it can become chronic. In chronic cases, chronic pain rehabilitation programs are likely the most beneficial treatment strategy.
Date of publication: April 27, 2012
Date of last modification: October 23, 2015