Which clinical history findings are characteristic of piriformis syndrome?

Updated: Dec 21, 2018
  • Author: Shishir Shah, DO; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Patients with piriformis syndrome have the following symptomatic history:

  • Chronic pain in the buttocks

    • This pain may radiate to the lower leg and worsens with walking or squatting.

    • This pain may imitate LBP.

  • Pain with bowel movements

  • Pain in the labia majora in women; pain in the scrotum in men

  • Dyspareunia in women

  • Pain when getting up from bed

  • Pain exacerbated by hip adduction and internal rotation

  • Intolerance to sitting


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