Piriformis Syndrome Exercise

In this quick video, Dr. Rowe (St. Joseph, MI chiropractor) shows a piriformis syndrome exercise. Watch now and help prevent future piriformis issues!



The piriformis muscle is relatively small, but does a large amount of work! 💪 It's located in the buttock and runs diagonally from the lower spine to the pelvis.⠀

There's two main functions of the piriformis. First, it helps rotate the hip. 🔄 Second, it allows the leg and foot to turn outward.⠀

One of the biggest reasons why this muscle is so important is its relationship to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve tends to run through the piriformis muscle, and when it becomes tight, overworked, and inflammed... it pinches the nerve and💥BANG💥... sciatica. ⠀

So what's a good way to future proof against piriformis syndrome? 👉🏻 Strengthen it and the surrounding muscles. So that's what we're going to focus on in this video.⠀

1️⃣ Lie on the side, hips stacked.⠀
2️⃣ Bring top leg forward to a 45 angle.⠀
3️⃣ Point the toe downward.⠀
4️⃣ Slowly, raise and lower the leg (and feel the burn!).⠀
➡️ Try for 3 sets of 10 reps. ⠀

📣 Don't forget to spread the good word! Questions or comments? Hit me up!⠀

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Chiropractic in St. Joseph, MI — Dr. Michael Rowe

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