lampwick Posted May 5, 2004 Report Share Posted May 5, 2004 I always seem to get pain in what I think is the piriformis muscle on the right side. The pain in deep in my gluts and feels like sciatica. A pilates instructor showed me a stretch where I lay on my back with bent knees, cross on leg over and rest my foot above the knee. I grab the left lower leg and gently pull it toward me, where I feel the stretch in my glutes. This seems to help if I do this before and after class. The problem is when I sit at my desk at work. After taking a morning ballet class, it makes sitting at my desk rather uncomfortable. I have to shift around a lot and go for walks to get rid of the pain. It's not major pain, but rather irratating nonetheless. I just got back from Starbucks...didn't even really need the coffee...just the walk. What are some common technical flaws which could result in persistant piriformis pain? The pain is on my right (my more turned out leg). Though my right hip, I know, is a little bit posterior to my left one and is more difficult to get on top of if you know what I mean. I'm more comfortable working on my left leg. Do you think this is from having difficulty maintaining rotation on the right leg. I can't afford any more ultrasound and massage and frankly, I'd rather avoid ultrasound in that area. I have visions of being on my stomach with this dancing "cheek". Not pretty. I'm doing some work to even out my hips that I got at the chiro's office, and doing all my floor barre and ballet work diligently. I also do the piriformis stretch I described. Does anyone else have experience with this and any suggestions for additional exercises that could help? It's not too bad that it's a major problem, but is irritating to me. I'm doing all the stuff prescribed to me, but it's still a lingering issue. I'm managed to get rid of other little aches and pains along the way, but this one is stubborn. Quote Link to comment
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