Piriformis syndrome

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Piriformis syndrome

Postby BSW » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:10 pm

Found out I had this, after weeks of my doctor falsely believing I had a bad disc, the CT scan came back clear.

Chiropractor, useless too.

Got a registered atheletic therapist with an honors in kineseology and he found this problem in 5 minutes. Cost me 35 bucks and 30 minutes. Got stretches to do.

Suddenly, after one treatment and inclusion of stretching, I am breaking new deadlift PRs again, and running again, WITHOUT my leg going to sleep.

My sciatica is now so minor its not worth mentioning, and the streches make it lessen daily.

Lesson here: When your doctor has no definate answer, keep searching. Go to someone who works with people who train hard.

I was getting ready to give up squats and deads and running for life...
First half marathon, off road, July 7 2012
Bench 335, Dead 540, Squat 425 = 1280
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Re: Piriformis syndrome

Postby Shuruga » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:31 pm

that's awesome news, man.

Although it's scary that you have something that can be treated but no one seems to know what it is.
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Re: Piriformis syndrome

Postby shogun » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:39 pm

That's good to hear. Do you mind sharing which stretches you do for the piriformis?

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Re: Piriformis syndrome

Postby BSW » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:42 pm

All glut stretches hit it a little but the primary ones that do are the pigeon pose stretch, and a few others...

http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/flex ... is_str.htm

Some ideas there.

This one is dynamic so I use it before my run when my muscle is cold

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z6jlBsgak0

This video is also good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFtUgS69 ... re=related
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Re: Piriformis syndrome

Postby xJOHNx » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:48 pm

Shuruga wrote:that's awesome news, man.

Although it's scary that you have something that can be treated but no one seems to know what it is.

Technically, only the symptoms can be treated.
As it is the nervus ischiadicus that runs through the muscle instead of under it.

It's not such a rare condition, but too few people visit the doc, because it doesn't go off unless when doing sports/physicical activity.

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Re: Piriformis syndrome

Postby Shuruga » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:45 pm

xJOHNx wrote:
Shuruga wrote:that's awesome news, man.

Although it's scary that you have something that can be treated but no one seems to know what it is.

Technically, only the symptoms can be treated.
As it is the nervus ischiadicus that runs through the muscle instead of under it.

It's not such a rare condition, but too few people visit the doc, because it doesn't go off unless when doing sports/physicical activity.

Relief from pain that you might miss out on due to incompetence of experts. That is the scary part.
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Re: Piriformis syndrome

Postby ma$$iveglute$ » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:20 am

I suffered in the past with piriformis syndrome. Stretching keeps it at bay.

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Re: Piriformis syndrome

Postby BSW » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:26 am

I guess that is my point, its been a long running point for me since I started training and interacting here.

Doctors are anything but experts when it comes to the needs of those who train hard.

Their basic tenent of do no harm goes contrary to our need to stress our bodies inorder to adapt to that stress. They refuse to aknowledge that to reach a great degree of adaptation, great stress will eventually be required.
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Re: Piriformis syndrome

Postby BSW » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:27 am

ma$$iveglute$ wrote:I suffered in the past with piriformis syndrome. Stretching keeps it at bay.


A guy named massiveglutes? Go figure!!!! :mozilla_tongue:

And yes, stretching works very well so far.
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Re: Piriformis syndrome

Postby ma$$iveglute$ » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:29 am

You are correct to a point. Unfortunately doctors (especially in the UK) are to help people get back to work. So long as you can sit down and type, you'll be fine. It's often wise not to mention sports to doctors as they just tell you not to play the sport.


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