What is Sciatica
Inflammation/microtrauma and/or overuse of the muscle. This is common with running or jobs that require long periods of standing. The pain often feels like a toothache type of pain on the outside of the leg or tingling that can travel all the way to the foot.
It causes “sciatica-like” symptoms, but there isn’t any associated low back pain. This can happen from repetitive use, like running, working out, but also from sitting too long.
Typical Treatment: Rehabilitation involving stretches and strengthening of the piriformis. If a patient does not respond to the rehabilitation injections or surgical release of the muscle may be performed.