If you’ve been suffering from a dull, constant ache in the buttocks region or reduced hip joint range of motion, Piriformis Syndrome could be the cause. Read on for information, then take the next step toward relief and schedule and appointment with Etheredge Chiropractic today!
Piriformis syndrome is an uncommon neuromuscular disorder when the piriformis muscle in the buttocks compresses on the sciatic nerve and pain may radiate down the leg. This muscle is important in lower body movement because it stabilizes the hip joint and lifts and rotates the thigh away from the body.
Common causes include:
Repeated stress on the piriformis muscle while participating in a sports activity such as running or lunging.
Poor or insignificant warm up before exercising
A dull, constant ache in the buttocks region
When taking inclines or the stairs, pain can worsen
Reduced hip joint range of motion
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, take the next step toward relief and visit us at Etheredge Chiropractic. Schedule your appointment today!