Piriformis syndrome


Piriformis syndrome an uncommon disorder of a narrow muscle located in the buttocks.


Symptoms include pain, tingling, or numbness in the buttocks and down the leg, which may worsen after sitting for a long time, climbing stairs, walking, or running.


Treatments include stretching exercises, massage, anti-inflammatory drugs, or surgery.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017

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