(021) 4636642


Unit 2 Market Green Medical Centre

Market Green, Midleton, Co. Cork

Piriformis syndrome

What is piriformis syndrome?

Piriformis syndrome is a condition when the piriformis muscle located deep in the buttock compresses and irritates the sciatic nerve due to a tightening or swelling of the piriformis in response to injury or spasm. Piriformis syndrome symptoms are: Initially tingling and numbness in the buttocks radiating half way down the back of leg which can develop into buttock pain with pain in back of leg and sometimes lower back pain, increased with walking upstairs and prolonged sitting, and reduced hip range of motion.

Piriformis syndrome treatment

Your physiotherapist will physically assess & test for piriformis syndrome, use hands on physiotherapy, shockwave therapy, dry needling and taping. Prescribe piriformis syndrome exercises and stretches for piriformis via our exercise prescription software Salaso to help with your piriformis pain. Prescribe orthotics, kinesiology tape, foam roller and resistance bands.

Are you looking for a piriformis syndrome cure?

Book Imokilly Physiotherapy Sports Injury clinic now for expert diagnosis, specialised treatments and customised to your needs exercise rehabilitation as important and excellent treatment for piriformis syndrome.

Contact us at:
Imokilly Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic at (021) 4636642 or email appointments@imokillyphysio.com

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Please do not attend your physio session if you are feeling unwell.

Client Testimonials

Having been dogged with injury I decided to have a full prehab/FMS screen with Colette at Imokilly Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic. My starting score was 12/21 which placed me in a high risk injury bracket but by doing my corrective exercises, I not only played through the whole season un-injured but I also got my score up to 17/21 by the end.

- T.B, Killeagh GAA

I had spent a significant amount of money elsewhere on unwearable orthotics, before coming to Imokilly Physiotherapy Clinic. The orthotics I got here are by far the most comfortable to wear, and I wouldn't put a pair of shoes on without them!

- MB, Ladysbridge

Having had a long long history of back-pain which was then managed surgically with a dynamic fusion I was nervous about commencing any exercise. My neurosurgeon recommended that I attend a physiotherapist-led clinical Pilates class and I was lucky to find Sarah. Her entire approach is aimed at individualised rehabilitation, namely the individual assessment, tailored exercise programmes, small classes and follow-up emails. The standard of Pilates service is far superior to a fitness-based drop in class, and hence ideal for those with injuries.

- AB, Little Island

Chronic Achilles tendinopathy was limiting my ability to progress my marathon training and I knew that I had to tackle it properly to allow it to heal. Although it was frustrating to step back from training, I am now running painfree and hoping for a marathon PB

- ED, St Finbarrs