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What causes imbalance in the periformis muscle?Where it is located?

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Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine

In brief: Butt cheek

The pirifoemis muscle layes under each butt cheek.
It helps turn the leg outward. So driving with the right foot turned out can imbalance the piriformis from the left side. The muscle sits on top of the sciatic nerve, and imbalance can cause pain all the way down the leg.

In brief: Butt cheek

The pirifoemis muscle layes under each butt cheek.
It helps turn the leg outward. So driving with the right foot turned out can imbalance the piriformis from the left side. The muscle sits on top of the sciatic nerve, and imbalance can cause pain all the way down the leg.
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