•The condition is a form
, since it affects thesciatic nerve. But it's becomingso common that it has evenbeen given other names --hip-pocket syndrome or walletneuropathy.
is piriformissyndrome, socalled because of the involvement of thepiriformis, a short, thick, pear-shapedmuscle that runs from your sacrum, thelower part of your pelvic bone, to thehead of your femur, or upper thigh bone.
You use this muscle when you extend your hip or rotate it outward.In most people, the sciatic nerve cord runs near this muscle.