I'll never call someone "a pain in the butt" ever again. Because, .... I have one. I've been quiet lately, but I am mending slowly.
What is the Piriformis?
The Piriformis is a large flat muscle which lies underneath our Gluteus Maximus muscle- our backside, butt whatever we call it. Its function is to assist in rotating out and in so if we rotate our thigh out or cross our legs, the piriformis comes into use.
When the Piriformis is strained or damaged it causes crippling pain similar to sciatica, down the backside, down the leg and causes a numbness in the foot.
In January, suddenly for no apparent reason, the root of the nerves in my spine became inflamed. As if this wasn't bad enough, when the nerves became inflamed, in response my piriformis tightened in spasm. It's nearly July and I am still recovering but I am on the mend.
As you may expect from me... I get on with things and help myself to heal.
How have I got this far? Read on.