Piriformis Syndrome: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain good posture when you are sitting, driving or standing
  • Avoid twisting your body while lifting
  • Avoid sitting or lying down for long periods of time in a position that puts too much pressure on your buttocks
  • Warm up properly before activity and increase intensity gradually

Watch Out

Reduced hip range of movement and tenderness in the piriformis muscle.

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you experience symptoms like
  • Burning pain behind the hip in the buttocks
  • Electric shock pains traveling down the back of the lower extremity
  • Numbness and tenderness in the lower extremity

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