The myofascial syndrome: introduction These pains of muscular origin are encountered daily by doctors but are unfortunately poorly understood or ignored. However, they are responsible in some patients for major and disabling functional impairment. The
Myofascial syndrome of the gluteus minimus muscle is responsible for pseudo-sciatica. The contracture of this muscle is responsible for pain projecting on the lateral part of the thigh sometimes up to the ankle (red zone).