Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome is a common condition where the muscle piriformis becomes inflammed causing pressure on the sciatic nerve. This can result in localised tenderness in the buttock and referred pain down the back of the leg, often described as sciatica.

Although very painful, it can be controlled by focussed stretching and manual therapy such as massage or osteopathy. Another approach which can be very successful is using a foam roller. This video explains how you could use one to good effect.

You can buy foam rollers from Amazon:

White Foam Pilates Roller – 90cm x 15cm (6″) diam – £17.90
Foam Roller White 90cm / 10cm (4″) diam – £15.80
Foam Roller White 10cm – £18.31

For advice about how to manage piriformis syndrome visit: http://piriformis-syndrome-advice.blogspot.com/

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