Piriformis Syndrome (Glute pain) is caused when muscles in the buttocks compress and irritate the sciatic nerve during repetitive movement or exercise.
It is often mistaken or misdiagnosed as a herniated or ‘slipped disc’, as the symptoms are often similar.
Unlike slipped discs, however, Piriformis Syndrome occurs as a result of a chronic shortening or tightening of the gluteal muscles over time.
The following symptoms are associated with this condition:
- Dull ‘toothache’ type pain or burning sensation in the buttock.
- Sharp burning pain when the affected buttock muscle is pressed.
- Pain often refers to the back of the thigh but not down the leg.
- Pain is worse during or after sitting.
Piriformis Syndrome is not serious but it tends to get worse over time if left untreated.
Without the correct rehabilitation, there may be intermittent flare-ups and debilitating pain into the buttock and down the back of the thigh.
Periodic stretching and joint mobilisation to lengthen the muscles and reduce compression of the sciatic nerve are some of the techniques contained in our clinically proven treatment guide to help prevent reoccurrence.
Acting fast to understand the root cause of your muscle and joint pain is the key to effective treatment and fast recovery times.
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Frequently asked questions
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Our innovative pain assessment software has been extensively researched and developed by medical experts and pioneers in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.
Our medical experts have decades of experience in musculoskeletal healthcare. By fusing this knowledge with expert-driven AI we are able to provide the likely cause of your pain, just as if you'd been diagnosed in-clinic.
The assessment will also identify serious conditions. These are known as red flags or in medicine, contraindications. Where these exist, you will be advised to seek further medical help.
We've come a long way and are continually developing our service through research, patient experiences and feedback.
Yes, they deliver clinically proven results and include the latest techniques in musculoskeletal healthcare.
By following the rehabilitation program carefully, you will experience a significant improvement in your condition.
Our treatment is context-based and written as if you'd just been diagnosed in the clinic. Treatment is structured from the foundation upwards, delivering progress in incremental stages.
As you improve, the rehabilitation builds on one day's progress to the next.
We provide treatment for common musculoskeletal conditions which can easily be self-treated safely in the comfort of your own home. These include:
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Erector Spinae Strain
- Cervical Spondylosis
- Cervical Facet Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Strain
- Impingement Syndrome
- Adhesive Capsulitis
- Elbow Sprain
- Sacroiliac Syndrome
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Low Back Osteoarthritis
- Lumbar Disc Herniation
- Low Back Erector Spinae Strain
- Trochanteric Bursitis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Adductor (Groin) Strain
- Wrist Sprain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osgood Schlatter's
- Iliotibial Tract Syndrome
- Knee Collateral Ligament Sprain
- Ankle Collateral Ligament Sprain
- Achilles Tendonitis
See our conditions page for more information about these conditions.
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Recovery times depend on the type and severity of your condition. If you are diligent with rehabilitation, you can expect to see an improvement in your acute condition within 2 weeks.
Chronic conditions are more complex and tend to take a little longer, but usually, symptoms improve between 4-6 weeks.
Arthritic conditions are irreversible, but our techniques will show you how to manage the symptoms, and help prevent the condition from getting worse.
Depending on the type of condition, treatment with a private physical therapist can involve 6 or more sessions and can become expensive.
Compared to an average course of physical therapy, patients that self-treat at home using our treatment guides can save hundreds of pounds in cost.
Patients are often limited to general practitioner advice or left waiting for months to see a physical therapist or orthopaedic specialist.
In some countries, public healthcare systems can be overstretched or don't prioritise musculoskeletal healthcare services, meaning long waiting times are inevitable.
iPhysio provides immediate access to expert healthcare information. Putting you in control of the pain and fast-tracking recovery.
Our treatment guides can be read on smart devices like mobile phones and tablets, using both iOS and Android operating systems. The guides can also be read on Mac and Windows desktop computers.
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If you are taking our Pain Assessment first, then your treatment guide is available to download at the end of the assessment, in PDF format. The guide will open in your browser window, from here you can choose to either read it from the browser or download it onto your device using the browser tools.
If you are purchasing a treatment guide directly, then these can be downloaded via the Gumroad view content screen. This is accessed from the email receipt you receive when you purchase a treatment guide directly. From here you can download the ebook (ePub) or PDF onto your smart device or computer. You can even forward it to your Kindle.
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