Were you looking for information about Piriformis Syndrome? Piriformus syndrome is a common misspelling of piriformis syndrome.
If you have pain such as numbness or tingling in the buttocks or down your leg, you may have piriformis syndrome. This neuromuscular disorder occurs when the piriformis muscle in the buttocks compresses on the sciatic nerve. The pain that results from this compression may become worse after sitting for a long period of time, climbing stairs, walking, or running. The prognosis for this condition is good in most cases. Treatment options may include stretching exercises, anti-inflammatory medications, and corticosteroid injections.
(For more information, click Piriformis Syndrome. This article offers an overview of how this condition affects you, possible symptoms, and other treatment options that are available. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)