Piriformis Syndrome: It’s a Pain in the Butt, and Hip, and Leg…

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015 by glenda@jnlco.net No Comments

Sitting at your desk, driving, and many other everyday tasks can cause pain in your butt, hips, and one or both legs.  Sitting for long periods, allow “Glute” muscles to become weak from being stretched (lengthened) while we sit, and muscles located on the front of the body and running through our pelvis are flexed (shortened), causing those muscles to be over active.  There are a number of muscles in the body’s core muscle group, and several make up what is called the Lumbo Pelvic Hip Complex, (LPHC).  The “Core” is where the body’s center of gravity is located and is where all movement originates. For many people, their core muscles are weak and this causes poor neuromuscular (nerve and muscle) efficiency.  “Core Dysfunction”, along with possible previous injuries can lead to a painful condition, called Piriformis Syndrome. For more detailed  information on this condition and foam rolling suggestions/Self-Myofascial Release (SMR), consider viewing the link to the article posted by National Academy of Sports Medicine.

http://blog.nasm.org/sports-medicine/Piriformis-syndrome-pain-butt-hip-leg/

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