Hip Pain?

Experiencing Hip Pain?

Ever heard of the piriformis muscle? I know what you might be thinking, “What on earth is the piriformis muscle?” To answer the question, it is a small muscle located deep in the buttock, stretching the length diagonally from the sacrum to the femur.  This helps with hip rotation and turning your legs and feet outward. There are a variety of ways to stretch this muscle to relieve back and hip pain but below is a personal recommendation. Without further ado, let’s stretch!
Lie on your back with both feet flat on the floor and both knees bent. Pull the right knee up to the chest, grasp the knee with the left hand and pull it towards the left shoulder while holding the stretch.
What Causes a Tight Piriformis Muscle? As the piriformis muscle lies underneath the gluteus muscle, or buttock, when your glutes and piriformis are tight and fatigued, it can lead to hip pain and overall discomfort. You might experience a sore lower back and hamstrings, poor balance, and even shooting nerve pain down your leg, resulting in sciatica pain. (Your sciatic nerve shoots through your piriformis, which is the cause for this pain)
Without further ado, let’s stretch!

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