The piriformis muscle originates at the internal surface of the sacrum and inserts at the superior border of the trochanter of the femur. It functions in helping lateral rotation of the hip joint, abducting the thigh when the hip is flexed, and assisting stability of the head of the femur in the acetabulum. Piriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle becomes tight and shortened and applies pressure on the sciatic nerve. It is caused by repetitive stress built up in the muscle, such as that engendered by incorrect gait during walking or jogging. The symptoms are similar to sciatica in that pain is felt along the sciatic nerve, triggered in walking up stairs, and increased after prolonged sitting.
Dry needling acupuncture is an effective treatment this injury. Needles can be applied directly into the piriformis muscle on its belly, insertion, and origin area. In addition, as with any low back problems, the ARPs of the muscles in the thigh and leg that are innervated by the sciatic nerve should be needled also because these muscles are painful or inflamed, too. The treatment is used to balance the entire musculoskeletal system. Two treatment sessions per week should be provided.
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