• Dr. Domb!

    Thanks a lot for getting my hip right. Looking forward to a full recovery and a great season. Thanks again for everything.

    Corey WoottonChicago Bears and Detroit Lions
  • Thank you for all that you have done for me and the team. My hip feels so much better, and because of you I'm pain free.
    Sylvia Fowles WNBA Finals MVP, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Thank you for working your magic! You're the best!
    Zakiya BywatersChicago Red Stars, National Women's Soccer League
  • Thanks for all the love and positive Energy that was put into my surgery. May the Lord bless you and your family.
    Atari BigbyGreen Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers
  • Dr. Domb, Thanks for fixing me up
    Rashied DavisChicago Bears
  • Huge thank you to Dr. Domb for always taking care of me and getting me back on the court in no time!
    Elena Delle DonneChicago Sky, MVP of the WNBA
  • Dr. Domb! Thanks for taking care of the hip! All the best to you and your staff
    Roosevelt ColvinChicago Bears' All-Decade Defense team
  • Thanks doc for fixing my hip!
    Ryan ChiaveriniWindy City Live Co-Host on ABC7

Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a nueromuscular condition which can cause posterior hip pain, deep buttock pain and even shooting pain down the back of the leg. Piriformis Syndrome is commonly misdiagnosed. The piriformis is a muscle located posteriorly which functions to rotate the hip. The piriformis muscle is located just superficial to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs down the back of the leg with nerve endings leading all the way to the foot. Inflammation of the piriformis can compress the nerve causing shooting pain down the leg, numbness and tingling in the lower extremity and deep posterior buttock pain.

Piriformis Syndrome can be treated with conservative measures including activity modification, physical therapy, anti-inflammatories and local ultrasound-guided injections. Occasionally it is necessary to make sure the pain is not referred pain from the lumber spine. Many patients may need to see a spine specialist at some point during management of this condition. In the rare case that a patients pririformis syndrome is not improved with conservative measures, hip arthroscopy to release the piriformis may be indicated.