What is Piriformis Syndrome?
Body Parts Affected
Affects buttocks, hamstrings, The piriformis muscle begins inside the pelvis. It connects to the sacrum, the triangular shaped bone that sits between the pelvic bones at the base of the spine. The connection of the sacrum to the pelvis bones forms the sacroiliac joint. There is one sacroiliac joint on the left and one on the right of the low back. The other end of the piriformis muscle connects by a tendon to the greater trochanter, the bump of bone on the top side of your hip.
Signs and Symptoms
a muscle that arises from the front of the sacrum, passes out of the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen, is inserted into the upper border of the greater trochanter of the femur, and rotates the thigh laterally.
a technique of introducing ionic medicinal compounds into the body through the skin by applying a local electric current.
The sacroiliac joint-
denoting the rigid joint at the back of the pelvis between the sacrum and the ilium