Piriformis

The piriformis muscle is one of only two muscles connecting the leg to the spine. It is an external rotator of the hip turning the foot out, or helping your leg to get out of a car.  If you stand and walk with your feet turned out your piriformis muscle is likely to be short and tight.

Piriformis syndrome is a condition where the piriformis muscle goes into spasm and presses on the sciatic nerve sending pain down the leg. We highly recommend working with a trained professional to accurately diagnose your symptoms.

The exercises below are about giving piriformis a break but they are not a substitute for changing your body’s walking and standing habits.  A chronically tight muscle won’t be changed through exercise if the body’s patterns don’t change as well.

Relearning to walk and stand correctly is an intrinsic part of changing your life.

 

 

Although every effort has been made to provide an accurate description of posture remedies and their benefits, the information contained herein is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any manner.Always consult your physician or health care professional before performing any new exercise, exercise technique particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, elderly, or if you have any chronic or recurring conditions.The authors are not responsible or liable for any injuries occurred by performing any of the exercises given or diagnosis made by a user based on the information shown within this document.