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2. Pain in the hip area or the buttocks

The most common symptom of the syndrome is a dull pain in the buttock area. Such pain may radiate from the buttocks through the whole length of the sciatic nerve. Some may even experience pain in the lower back. Some pressure applied to the buttock area may result in some pain. Other patients can develop a palpable sausage-shaped mass in their buttock. This is because of the muscle contractions of the piriformis muscle. Another noticeable sign of the disease is the reduced range of motion of the hip joint.

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