syndrome to date remains the most misdiagnosed and easily treatable
causes of sciatica pain.
commonly this syndrome is confused with a more serious nerve compression
or lumbar disc herniation.
Causes of Piriformis syndrome are over usage or repetitive injury,
hormonal changes, postural abnormalities and increased inactivity
in a chair
increased inactivity in a chair can cause the symptoms of Piriformis
Syndrome is that over time the muscle will shorten from its constant
shortened position sitting.
the muscle has become physiologically shorter you will lose range
of motion in the area and experience tightness and discomfort.
the cause and treatment of Piriformis Syndrome is very straightforward,
this is a commonly misdiagnosed problem.
that will help clue in your doctor is a test you can even try yourself.
lying on your back, look down at your feet. If the leg in question
is rotated outward , that is a good indicator the Piriformis is in
spasm (this is known as the positive Piriformis sign).
and home treatment is important for this condition.
Calcium supplements - if you suffer from recurrent muscle spasms you
may be deficient in Calcium.
remember to stay hydrated, and stretch before and after exercising.
are some simple stretching exercises that will keep the muscle in
Lotus Posture - Sitting in a position in which each ankle rests on
the opposite thigh is one of the best ways in which to stretch the
piriformis muscle. If this posture is difficult initially, sitting
cross legged can also achieve a similar stretch.
Chair Stretch - When seated on a chair, place the ankle of the right
foot on the left knee. Push downward slightly on the knee, till you
feel the stretch. Repeat for the opposite side.
Lying Stretch - Lie flat on your back, then place your right ankle
on your left knee, and slowly lift or pull your left foot towards
your body, while pushing gently on the bent knee. Hold position, and
then repeat for the opposite side.