Published: Dec 1, 2010
Piriformis syndrome is a condition that occurs when the piriformis muscle located in the groin area of the human body becomes irritated or inflamed in some way causing swelling or spasms. The swelling or spasms can then lead to compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve located right below it. When this occurs you would have symptoms of sciatica, including pain, numbness, or weakness in the lower back, buttock, and legs.
The piriformis muscle is located very deep inside the pelvis and is connected...