As a practicing physical therapist, I found myself as a patient dealing with Piriformis Syndrome. My testimony involves self diagnosis and self treating. After a “bout” of over-activity that seemed to cause consistent numbness down the posterior aspect of my left leg with left foot parenthesis (abnormal sensations). Several doctors visits with a missed diagnosis left me self treating for over 2 years and for a time, my symptoms did improve with each session of PT. However, I turned out to be one who only found permanent relief after a surgical piriformis release. My sciatic nerve ran through the middle of my left piriformis muscle. After surgery, I found myself a patient, yet again, to learn to adapt to my new gait (walking pattern). The surgery turned this pigeon toed girl into a person that had to relearn the proper way to walk. I thank God for the understanding physical therapy has given me so that I can better treat my patients with a tendency to check their piriformis so it’s not overlooked as mine was too often at first.
If you are having numbness, tingling, or pain in the low back and buttocks region, come see us for a free consultation. To request an appointment, click here, or call directly to one of our three locations during regular business hours:
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Disclaimer: The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care. Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.