Piriformis syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a condition which results in buttock pain and some sciatic type pain usually in the buttock and/or outer leg and sometimes the groin, caused by piriformis muscle being inflamed, tight or in spasm. The piriformas muscle is located in the buttock connecting the lower spine to the outer hip and has the job of spotting the hip joint. Often worse with sitting and walking stairs, the condition is very responsive to massage and a suite of special stretching exercises 









Dr Grant Blashki an Australian General Practitioner talks about common medical conditions. In this video he talks about the piriformis syndrome which causes pain in the back, sciatic symptoms and he talks about helpful stretches to relieve symptoms. Last Updated June 2017