31 Mar '14, 10pm

Got hip pain? It might be piriformis syndrome. Here’s how to treat it:

Got hip pain? It might be piriformis syndrome. Here’s how to treat it:

Even though most sports doctors suggest that piriformis syndrome can be corrected with stretches alone, any injured runner will tell you that stretching and deep tissue massage often provide only temporary relief. In an attempt to improve clinical outcomes, a group of sports physical therapists came up with an alternate theory for the development of piriformis syndrome. These PTs claim that because gluteus maximus is the hip’s most powerful rotator, weakness of this muscle may allow the hip to twist in excessively while running, resulting in higher forces being transferred to the piriformis muscle. While attempting to compensate for the weak glute max, the piriformis muscle becomes overworked and stretched, eventually irritating the neighboring sciatic nerve.

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2014/03/photos/beat-pirifor...

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