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What causes piriformis syndrome? I've had pain in upper right buttock for couple years and my massage therapist said I might have that.

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Speed walking

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In brief: Speed walking

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Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Common in runners

The piriformis muscle can hypertrophy (get thicker) in long-distance runners and other athletes.
When the muscle hypertrophies, it pushes against the sciatic nerve and causes pain. Specific exercises and physical therapy are useful, but some runners need to take some time off from their daily run.

In brief: Common in runners

The piriformis muscle can hypertrophy (get thicker) in long-distance runners and other athletes.
When the muscle hypertrophies, it pushes against the sciatic nerve and causes pain. Specific exercises and physical therapy are useful, but some runners need to take some time off from their daily run.
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