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Don't Neglect Your Piriformis Muscle by Mark D. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:34pm The piriformis muscle lies deep to the gluteus maximus. It is often a neglected stretching area. Piriformis Syndrome is a condition in which this muscle irritates the sciatic nerve causing pain in the buttocks and referring pain along the sciatic nerve. This pain goes down the back of the thigh and/or into the lower back. Deep pain is ofte ... Read on »
Sciatica and the Piriformis Muscle... by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 7:58pm Technically, we refer to any back pain going down into the leg as sciatica. The reason is the sciatic nerve travels down the leg giving off different branches to various parts of the leg. The source of pain is from the lower back because that is where the nerve roots come off the spinal cord. The lower nerve roots form together to create ... Read on »
Run Well! : Piriformis Syndrome by Amy H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 26 Aug 2009 10:14pm We are excited to kick off a new series in partnership with Sports Injury Clinic.    This site has been a well used site by me over the last year as I have worked through various injuries.  It provides the right amount of detail about the injury and tips on treatment as well.   And while we hope you don' t have ... Read on »
Piriformis Syndrome and Pronation by Northcoast Footcare Facebook Posted Mon 21 Dec 2009 10:04pm The piriformis muscle is a small, flat muscle which sits deep in the gluteal region (buttocks). The piriformis muscle originates on the lower aspect of the spine (sacrum) and inserts on the top of the femur (thigh bone). The function of the piriformis muscle is to extend and externally rotate the hip (rotate the hip out and exten ... Read on »
Piriformis Syndrome: How to detect it and strengthening and stretching programs to help you heal by runnersconnect Posted Fri 10 Jan 2014 6:00am Pain associated with piriformis syndrome most often follows the borders of the piriformis muscle (red) The piriformis is a small, relatively short, and little-known muscle buried deep within the muscle tissue in your hips. In each hip, it runs from the back of your pelvis to the top of your femur. Because of its unique positioning, th ... Read on »
Back Pain Relief – the best muscles to stretch by Dr. Graeme T. Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Sun 02 Nov 2008 11:44am Back pain relief is a simple process, one of the essential elements is to stretch. Which muscles should you stretch to gain the relief you want and need? There are certain muscles that cause back pain. Stretch these and back pain will ease, remember though stretching is only about a third of your back pain relief regime. You still need to a ... Read on »
How Can I Stretch the Piriformis? by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Sat 27 Nov 2010 3:12pm With low back pain, sciatica, pain into the front of the leg, or groin pain we often have piriformis muscle tightness and spasm. The muscle spasm and taut muscles can be in the buttocks and hamstrings too. The piriformis muscle is in the bottom of your buttocks; think of when you sit, the part that is against the chair is the piriformis region ... Read on »
Back Pain and Sciatica - Evaluating Your Options by Braxton P. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:14pm You’ve been hurting for months. You can’t stay on your feet for more than a few minutes. It hurts to sit for too long. Recently you can’t get a good night’s sleep because you just can’t get comfortable. The painkillers aren’t working, and you’re starting to think seriously about back surgery. But after all the expense, rehabilitation and risk, wi ... Read on »
Yoga for Runners and Pigeon for Piriformis by Will Run For Glitter Posted Tue 21 Feb 2012 1:40pm I was so right: Pigeon pose is the Holy Grail of asanas for runners with piriformis syndrome. It’s true because it says so in this illustrated book. On Sunday night, I was afforded the rare opportunity to take a yoga class in the house in which I was staying. But this wasn’t just any house; the class was held in a spacious room with fl ... Read on »
Piriformis Syndrome: A Literal Pain in the Butt by Kristin @ Every Day Is Run Day Posted Thu 12 Sep 2013 11:03am First of all, thank you for the kind, supportive comments on my last post. Dropping from a race is never fun and certainly not something any of us set out to do. But, shit happens. I am 100% positive it was the right move and once I accepted that, I got over feeling sorry for myself pretty quickly. On the car ride home from the race I wa ... Read on »