Raasay Waters Sports Therapy Cape Town

Piriformis

Piriformis

You will know if you have Piriformis syndrome as you will be clutching your bottom due to the irritating pain, tingling & numbness in your buttocks.

Piriformis syndrome is a condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated by the Piriformis muscle causing pain, tingling and numbness in the buttocks.

Speaking of treatments, there are a whole range of Piriformis syndrome treatments, Most of which don’t work quite work as well as you might expect.

We go to focus on exercise my first choice of treatment. This usually begins with stretching exercises, strengthening of the gluteals & hip muscles to reduce strain on the Piriformis and avoiding activities, such as running, cycling, rowing, etc. Other treatments I use to treat Piriformis includes Massage, hip joint mobilization, core stability & strapping.

We offer treatment for Piriformis in Cape Town