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Natural Homeopathic Medicines for Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis is a small muscle present deep in the gluteal region (the buttocks.) The primary function of this muscle is to rotate and move the thigh externally. Piriformis syndrome is a set of symptoms that arise when the sciatic nerve is irritated or compressed by the spasms/contraction of the piriformis muscle. The factors that predispose a person to piriformis syndrome include injury and excessive stress on the piriformis muscle as a result of prolonged sitting and long distance running. Homeopathic medicines work to relax the contracted piriformis muscle and relieve symptoms like pain, numbness and tingling in the buttocks and the lower limb along the course of the sciatic nerve. Colocynthis, Magnesium Phos, and Rhus Tox are the tops homeopathic medicines used to treat piriformis syndrome.

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Natural homeopathic medicines for Piriformis Syndrome.

Homeopathic Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome can be effectively treated with homeopathic medicines. These medicines are made of natural substances and can be safely used, without any side effects. The homeopathic medicines for the symptomatic treatment of piriformis syndrome include Colocynthis, Magnesium Phos, Rhus Tox, Gnaphalium Polycephalum, Hypericum Perforatum, and Kali Iodatum. The most suitable homeopathic medicine among them is selected on the basis of individual symptoms presentation.

Homeopathic Medicines for Piriformis Syndrome

Colocynthis – Homeopathic Medicine for Piriformis Syndrome with Symptoms on Left Side

Colocynthis is a natural homeopathic medicine for piriformis syndrome where the symptoms mainly appear on the left side of the body. The person needing Colocynthis may experience a cramping pain in the left hip. This pain may radiate down the left lower limb. It may be sharp, shooting, tearing in nature. Gentle touch worsens the pain while warm applications help bring pain relief.

Magnesium Phos – Homeopathic Remedy for Piriformis Syndrome with Symptoms of Right Side

Magnesium Phos is a prominent homeopathic medicine for piriformis syndrome when the right side is affected. Magnesium Phos is useful for contracted cramping pain in the right side buttock that may radiate down the calf muscle or feet. The pain is intermittent or paroxysmal. The cramping worsens from prolonged exertion.

Rhus Tox – Natural Medicine for Piriformis Syndrome due to Excessive Strain on Muscle

Rhus Tox offers a natural treatment for piriformis syndrome as a result of excessive stress and strain on the muscle. The person needing Rhus Tox tends to have pain along the sciatic nerve that gets worse during the night. Exposure to cold air worsens the pain while exercise relieves the sciatica pain. In some cases, pricking sensation in the lower limbs may also be present.

Gnaphalium Polycephalum – Effective Homeopathic Remedy for Piriformis Syndrome with Pain and Numbness

Gnaphalium is a natural remedy for piriformis syndrome in cases where there is pain and numbness in the entire leg. The numbness may be present with or alternate with the lower limb pain. The pain is sharp and electric shock-like in nature. In some cases, a burning sensation in the lower limbs may also be present. The person feels better by flexing the legs on the abdomen.

Hypericum Perforatum – Homeopathic Medicine for Injury causing Piriformis Syndrome

Hypericum Perforatum is a suitable medicine for piriformis syndrome that occurs after an injury. The major feature to use Hypericum is an aching pain in the lower limb along with a tingling and burning sensation. A crawling sensation or needle-like pricking sensation in the feet may also be present.

Kali Iodatum – Natural Medicine for Piriformis Syndrome when Sitting Worsens the Symptoms

Kali Iodatum is a well-indicated homeopathic medicine for treating piriformis syndrome in cases where sitting worsens the symptoms. People needing Kali Iodatum experience hip pain that radiates down the lower limb. The pain gets worse from sitting, while walking relieves the pain. Some people experience worsening of the pain during the night. In some cases, formication of lower limbs is present along with the pain.

Symptoms of Piriformis Syndrome

Pain in the hip is the main symptom of piriformis syndrome. Tenderness over the affected side buttock may be present. Along with pain, numbness in the hip may also be present. The pain and numbness may radiate down the thigh, calf muscles, foot along the course of sciatic nerve. Another feature that may be present is a tingling sensation in the buttock or down the lower limb along the path of the sciatic nerve. Weakness in the affected lower limb, a reduced range of movement at the hip joint and difficulty in walking are other symptoms. Piriformis syndrome can be one-sided or be present on both sides. In most cases, the pain is worse from prolonged sitting. Other factors that may worsen the symptoms include prolonged running, walking, cycling, and standing for long hours. Lying down on the back may relieve the symptoms.

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  1. I was awakened by unbearable pain in my left buttock. After trying different positions for almost 3 hours I have found no relief. There are a couple of places on the buttock cheek that if I press on it almost feels like a bruise. Which remedy should I take to relieve the pain? I thought I would try arnica but would like to get a more specific remedy

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  3. Nanak Bhattacharjya says:

    The saitica pain as discussed by The Doctor is a marvellous one.Prabably one of the best .The Piriformis muscle which he pointed as root cause is also thoughtprovoking.The Materia Madica s I read did not mention the physical cause.I an suffering fron shoulder pain left,and can not raise left arm 180°up high.Therr is pain in the joint and a pain in shoulder blade.With Hypericum and syphilinum I can minimise but not cured completely.

  4. Andrew Thompson says:

    I have a pain at the left buttock and below the hip.

    I am left leg amputee above knee level due to accident.

    I am survivg with my artificial AK Limb.

    Please suggest any homeopathic medicine.

  5. Dina Ozuna says:

    Hello I have pain on my right buttock that also goes to my right side of groin down to my hip and behind my knee to calve and sometimes my foot. It feels very pAinful at times I feel as if someone is squeezing the muscles in my thigh and calve. It also hurts my groin to cough or sneeze.

  6. Prateek Sharma says:

    I have a chronic pain in my left leg starting from left side of hip going down to calf. The pain is throbbing . Pain starts from Gluteus area or periformis and goes down to calf ( left side of let). It can be periformis syndrome.
    MRI says disc bulge at L4-L5.

    Kindly advise medicine

    • Prateek Sharma says:

      The pain is intense and continuous not throbbing. Would request a medicine

      • Sudesh Mehra says:

        Having thus problem piriformis syndrome for quite a while
        Was doing stretch exercises and gym including cycling and treadmill but the problem is persisting. Would like you to address my problem

    • Naresh maheshwari says:

      I have a pain on left side of the leg and it causes numbness.The pain is very severe from the hips to the lower limb which causes problem in standing and walking for long time.The left side leg feels heaviness and tearing pain when I walk and stand and feels numbness and weakness for more time.

  7. Having hip pain in left dide after sciatica now developed in p Syndrome for the last One month. Please prescribe how to take homeopathic medicine

    • SABYASACHI MITRA [ AGE-77] says:

      It is a similar problem i have – Having hip pain in left hip after sciatica now developed in Syndrome for the last One month
      Is medicine “Kali Iodatum” good enough as mentioned above
      Please prescribe

      • Dr , im a 36 yr old male

        After mri its clear very minor disc bulge in L4-L5
        So piriformis syndrome is the cause of the pain .
        Please advice medication for pain that on my right side and increases while sitting , unable to walk freely due to pain in back of thigh and weakness in calf muscles and cramps

  8. Sachinder Verma says:

    Very nice and detailed information. Thank you.

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