Changing the way you sit and sleep is an excellent way to rest the muscle. You can sit with your knees straight, for example, so the hip and thigh is not rotated. Sit for only short periods. A good sleeping position is on your side with a pillow placed between the knees. General body rest is also helpful, but rest should be combined with gentle stretches and exercises.
What age can you get piriformis syndrome?
In most cases, piriformis syndrome develops in patients who are over 30 years old, but the more common age group is 40-50 years old. However, it can occur in younger adults due to trauma. Piriformis syndrome is much more common in women than in men.
How long does piriformis syndrome last?
Piriformis syndrome can last from several weeks to six weeks or longer. The length of time it takes to recover depends on the extent of the trauma to the muscle.
What is the main cause of piriformis syndrome?
The primary cause of piriformis syndrome is trauma to the buttocks that leads to inflammation of the soft tissue. The trauma could be an injury, overuse of the piriformis muscle, or direct compression (like sitting on hard surfaces for a prolonged period of time).