How ToHow to Fix Piriformis Syndrome jr69 6 years ago 23 Comments Facebook Prev Article Next Article On the first exercise, make sure to point the toes up and back towards yourself. On the second exercise, the leg is at 90 degrees, not 45. 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Calling piriformis syndrome just ‘piriformis’ is like referring to renal failure as ‘kidney.’ You will not see either of those in published medical literature. Stacey Wilson November 9, 2012 REALLY WORKS! As a runner who started taking days off because I though it would reduce my piriformis pain. It didn’t – the inactivity actually made my syndrome worse. Also, I noticed that after periods of sitting such as plane trips or long ours working on the computer I could hardly walk. Then I tried these stretches… and was running in a few hours!!!!!!!!!! (Any addictive runner will tell you time off from running is the worst hell known on earth (you have to be a runner to get this) ;> martinie13 November 9, 2012 I’m going to try this out I have spondylothesis and the only problem I had was numbness in my left leg after several visits to the chiro I NOW started with a new problem pain in my buttocks when I sit and slight pain in my groin, all symptoms of piriformis syndrome, I’m very upset because I never had this problem so hopefully this helps me or makes it go away for good. acami26 November 9, 2012 Here is the tennis ball: youtube.com/watch?v=DGIBHcREljk acami26 November 9, 2012 Thanks for you great stretching exercises. You may need someone to help you on the first exercise until your legs become stronger. Only use heat pad to warm up your muscle before stretching after only use cold ice. I will also recommend the two exercises using a tennis ball posted in youtube. Björn Fannar Björnsson November 9, 2012 Thank you – this is the first time in a week since i stand up and feel no pain!! You saved me “ass” Endureth November 9, 2012 I’m about to start doing this. I’ve been suffering for years and all the stretches I’ve been doing specifically for the piriformis haven’t helped at all. But this neural flossing thing felt good immediately. I can’t wait to see how it is after a couple of weeks. Fiisherdan November 9, 2012 I was referring to piriformis syndrome, It’s just quicker. Most people in the medical literature understand. Sciatica is usually a spinal pathology. And most who specialise in this field of study will tell you this also. Most physiotherapists do not understand the mechanics of spinal injuries, so they just diagnose piriformis syndrome to cover their asses. meebees November 9, 2012 piriformis is a muscle so it’s not a diagnosis. and most people have one so it’s not rare. Fiisherdan November 9, 2012 Piriformis is a bullshit diagnosis, it’s pretty rare EagleStealth403 November 9, 2012 Thank you very very much for the video!! The area feels better already! :D goldwood7 November 9, 2012 Thank you! This is helping me so much! MrGandyg November 9, 2012 I injured myself running in march and have since suffered from the pain and numbness described in vid. I work in office and dread going to work. After much Google diagnosis (and three useless trips to doctor) Im pretty certain I have piriformis syndrome. The exercises shown here really do relieve the pain/tension and I hope that combined with strength work (bridges, squats etc) I’ll be able to manage the pain if not actually fix it for good! Thanks for posting, has given me real hope! coolemausis November 9, 2012 thanks for those stretches, doing the last one right now! One thing i suspect is related to piriformis syndrome is short calfmuscles. i have that and when i as a test stood up and just swayed back and forth i could feel my buttocks tighten when i leaned back, to keep my balance. Imagine if ur constantly a little leaned back due to short calfmuscles, constantly stressing the muscles in ur butt.. So i would tip u guys to check ur posture – dont stand to much on ur heels and also stretch the calfs Sy Tac Loc November 9, 2012 Being a hair stylist, I got periformis syndrome from muscle imbalance. I did the stretches from this video and now pain free. Thank you very much. scarypoultry November 9, 2012 i stumbled across this video via googling about back pain, thanks dude, it really worked! yeah its painful at first but i was in pain anyway & all my doctor suggested was rest & pain killers, i’m becoming more & more convinced that i can better diagnose & treat myself! thank god for the internet to give us people some power over our own medical treatment. Kiana McDaniel November 9, 2012 I have just started dealing with this. I had to leave college right after I moved in because I woke up and couldn’t walk the next day. Ive been goinng to the chiropractor. It seems to work. He told me about the tennis ball trick. So I’m going to try it and these exercises. Hopefully they can get me back to school this weekend! :-) Jarlath119 November 9, 2012 Thanks – useful exercises that I will continue but were extremely painful to do at first. I found that using a tennis ball with exercise 2 provided provided huge relief after only a few minutes. Try it ! Wedge the ball under the affected buttock and gently roll on it to massage the piriformis. You really feel it at first, but it loosens that sucker right-up. I suffered terribly for 2 weeks, but after only 2 days with the tennis ball the improvement has been enormous. Good luck! Angela Lee November 9, 2012 Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I had this condition, and didn’t know what it was. I thought there was nothing that woulld give me relief. The exercises you mentioned help relieve the pain. This saved me so much money. I think I will finally get some sleep tonight. And it only took the time It took me to do the exercises. That was faster than I expected. LuluquinhaLima November 9, 2012 Muuuuuuuuuuuuuuito obrigada!!!!!!Thank you veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery much!!!!Mudou minha vida também! Aliviou muito a dor!Abraço!