Piriformis syndrome is a condition which is characterised by spasms and pain located in the buttock region. It is highly treatable with rest and physical therapy. However, if your symptoms persist or worsen, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.Book Appointment
Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular condition when the piriformis muscle (a pear-shaped muscle in the buttocks) compresses the sciatic nerve (a nerve that extends from the lower spine all the way down to the foot). This results in pain in the buttocks and hips.
Common treatment options for piriformis syndrome include:
If symptoms do not subside after performing the above options, the following methods may be required:
A diagnosis of piriformis syndrome may consist of a review of your medical history, exercise background, symptoms experienced as well as a physical examination. The physical assessment will include a range of movements that checks for mobility and signs of pain.
Further imaging tests such as an MRI scan or ultrasound can help to eliminate other hip conditions causing pain.
Senior Consultant, MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)
Dr. Ong Kee Leong is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. He subspecializes in shoulder and knee, foot and ankle, hand wrist and elbow surgeries, arthroscopic sports surgery, and the management of sports-related injuries.
He has been registered with the Singapore Medical Council as a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery since 2011.
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