Treating Sciatic Pain - Pace Test
Pace Test - Stuart Hinds
Sciatic pain comes in many forms and often involves a number of muscles. The Pace test (for Piriformis) is a good indicator of piriformis efficiency and involvement - and "Piriformis Syndrome".
Pace’s sign consists of pain and weakness by resisted abduction and external rotation of the hip in a flexed/sitting position.
A positive test occurs in around half of the patients with piriformis syndrome.
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