26 Sep '12, 1pm

Suffer from piriformis syndrome? Try this reset technique from Phil Wharton.

Suffer from piriformis syndrome? Try this reset technique from Phil Wharton.

All injuries are a pain in the butt, but this one is quite literally. You feel pain or recurring discomfort in your gluteals (buttocks) and hip regions, which can be irregular and sharp or a constant dull aching. The pain can remain localized in the hip or can radiate down the leg or up into the lower back. WHAT IT IS Piriformis syndrome is typically caused by compression or entrapment of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle as the nerve passes through the buttocks. It is sometimes called "sciatica." RESET IT The best reset strategy is to target the piriformis muscle with an active-isolated flexibility exercise. This will relax the muscle, promote oxygen and blood circulation in the region, and relieve pressure and friction between the nerve and muscle. 1. Lie on your back with both legs extended. Hold the ends of a rope together so that they form a loop. Place the f...

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