Piriformis is a small deep muscle situated under the gluteus muscle of the hip, through which the sciatic nerve passes.
Tightness of the piriformis muscle can cause pain or pinching of the sciatic nerve.
Piriformis syndrome happens when the tight piriformis muscle is forced to work for larger muscle groups around the hip, like gluteus muscle group or in someone having weak hip muscle strength.
Management of Piriformis syndrome:
Mild to moderate symptoms of pain can be managed in the following ways:
Applying hot pack or cold pack for local pain relief.
Hip strengthening exercises (free weight and resistance band exercises).