|When the thigh bone (femur) rotates too much during activity, this can cause the piriformis muscle to be injured. Chiropractic Orthotics can help to balance the movement of the femur and the hip joint to prevent irritation to the pirifomis muscle and relieve pain in the hip, buttock, and down the leg.
Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed by the piriformis muscle causing pain, tingling and numbness in the buttocks and along the path of the sciatic nerve down the lower thigh and into the leg. This syndrome may be due to overuse or strain of the muscle. Runners, bicyclists and other peopole engaging in forward-moving activities are susceptible to developing piriformis syndrome.
Piriformis syndrome can also be caused by overpronation of the foot. When a foot overpronates it causes the knee to turn medially, causing the piriformis to activate to prevent over-rotating the knee. This causes the piriformis to become overused and therefore tight, eventually leading to piriformis syndrome. Therefore, the use of Chiropractic orthotics to control overpronation in the foot can help a great deal in treating and resolving piriformis syndrome.