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513 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 15, 2014 9:45 PM by Haselsmasher
yvonnessister Rookie 2 posts since
Jun 2, 2008
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Jan 15, 2014 8:30 AM

Piriformis Syndrom

I was diagnosed with Piriformis Syndrome some  years ago.  I stretch before and after I run, as well as doing hip flexor exercises.  My question to those that have it is how do you deal?  Leg day was yesterday, and my left cheek/leg is screaming at me right now.   As much as I love to run and do squats, I know this is not good, but I refuse to stop doing what I love. Running is therapy to me.



  • Haselsmasher Legend 527 posts since
    May 25, 2009
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    1. Jan 15, 2014 9:45 PM (in response to yvonnessister)
    Piriformis Syndrom

    If Damian Howell sees this he hopefully will chime in - but I seem to recall him saying quite a while ago that sometimees Piriformis pain can come from too much stretching.  So sometimes stretching helps and sometimes it doesn't. 


    When you say you stretch - are you doing a Piriformis stretch?  For me stretching the Piriformis helped.  Another thing that helped was tennis ball massage.  It hurts like the dickens - but it really helped.


    Lastly - although you need to exercise your hips - hip flexors are not what you need to exercise to help with Piriformis.  It's the glutes that need exercising.  At least that's my understanding.



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