I have been having severe pain in my right butt cheek that has crippled me for the past two weeks. The pain travels down the right leg when I sit down and causes my foot to tingle then, if sitting too long, go numb. I visited the ortho doctor yesterday and was told I have this ailment (piriformis syndrome). I was given a dose pack of methylprednisolone and told to follow up with physical therapy. I was also told this type of injury is very difficult to overcome. It is uncommon and may be caused by overuse of the muscle. The only thing that I can think of is that earlier in the year (July) I crashed my MTB and broke my shoulder blade. I was back riding (hurting) in 16 days which may have caused me to apply uneven force to the pedals straining this muscle.
Does anyone any information about this ailment that could help? I am completely shut down for now...I plan to follow through with the PT next week. Ouch!