This is topic Piriformis, Hip & Butt pain in forum Medical Questions at LymeNet Flash.

To visit this topic, use this URL:

Posted by daystar1952 (Member # 3255) on :
Just wondering if many with Lyme have butt, hip and possibly knee & leg pain and think it might come from Lyme weakening tendons, muscles, etc. Thanks for any input :>)
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
It might. I had pirifomis for awhile when I was unable to walk. (very limited walking)

I still have hip pain and leg pain. I do have Sjogren's, so that could explain the tendon issues.

I would suggest that you get some physical therapy. It helps a lot.
Posted by daisys (Member # 11802) on :
I’ve had trouble for years with the major joints.

I avoid gluten and that’s helped my knees become stronger, with a lot less pain.

Bartonella has been a problem for my feet, and I’ve used a wheelchair at times because of the pain.

Now I’m getting better with Lyme issues, but arthritis is getting slowly worse.
Posted by lisaloo (Member # 12909) on :
I had piriformus pain for several months, physical therapy worked great.
Posted by lightfoot (Member # 2536) on :
If you can get water can work wonders!
Posted by hopingandpraying (Member # 9256) on :
You might want to re-visit one of your old posts from 2016 re: Piriformis and Prolotherapy. Here is the link:;f=1;t=134506;p=0#000011

Here is another link about Prolotherapy:;f=1;t=123705;p=0#000010

Don't know where you are located, but one of the top Prolo doctors is in FL (used to be in Chicago):
Posted by daystar1952 (Member # 3255) on : now I remember posting that a while back
Posted by TheCrimeOfLymeTake2 (Member # 52328) on :
I was bit again by a tick in 2015. In 2016, my first symptoms were hip butt and back pain. I even had back surgery.

That didnt fix it. I now live with pain 24/7 in my hips, back butt and my legs feel like they are on fire. Im chalking all this up to lyme. I was fine until being rebit
Posted by marie (Member # 3980) on :
did you see dr c yet?

**edited name of LLMD per LN rules**

[ 10-06-2021, 01:51 PM: Message edited by: Lymetoo ]
Posted by terv (Member # 29410) on :
My LLMD decreased my abx (I complained about being worn down from them) plus started me on Ivermectin (for covid). Then I suddenly developed pain in the pirifomis. I didnt know there was a name (pirifomis syndrome) for it.

It comes and goes (mostly comes) switches sides and is very annoying. I had a lower back xray done which showed nothing.

Could this be associated with Tick stuff?

Or is just from an injury or sitting too long?

I have never had any issues with my lower back let alone this.
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
For me, I think it was from sitting too much (when my feet were very painful.)

I'm now back at cardiac rehab exercising and my piriformis pain is mostly GONE!

I love the NuStep and bike ergometer machines for this strengthening.
Posted by Rumigirl (Member # 15091) on :
Besides PT and Prolotherapy, which are both great for piriformis syndrome, stretching is great, for instance "the eye of the needle" yoga stretch, where you lie on your back and put one ankle over the opposite thigh and stretch it with a belt, towel, or stretch out strap.

Or, sitting, you put one ankle over the other knee and stretch that out. Look online for what I'm talking about.

Plus, really recommended: use a tennis ball, or a pink rubber ball under your butt on the sore points and stay there for a while. Then move it to another spot and do the same, etc.

Also rolling the butt, hamstrings, quadriceps, and side of the thigh on a foam roller helps.

It's basically because the piriformis and other lateral rotators in your butt are tight, which pinches the sciatic nerve (which is as big around as your thumb!). Not to mention the above thigh muscles. Too much sitting definitely leads to this.

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3