Recently I have been writing about myofascial syndromes. The last two blogs have been about Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Today I would like to discuss Piriformis Syndrome.
Often a client will come in with a pain in the heel. They have seen Doctors who have said something about plantar fasciitis and their Chiropractor has been working the lower calf to relieve tension on the achilles tendon. However the pain persists. Sometimes the source of that obnoxious heel pain is further up the leg, all the way up to a very small but significant muscle named the Piriformis, located deep within the butt, underneath the large gluteal muscle.