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Myofascial Release for your Piriformis Muscle

Updated: Feb 15

At Dynamic Myofascial Release, we address your pain using myofascial release techniques when releasing the piriformis muscle which is difficult to reach as it runs from your sacrum to your thigh bone. When it begins to push against your sciatic nerve, often due to too much sitting, it can cause excruciating pain. “Think of your body as a pulley system,”. “Muscles cross joints and connect bone to bone, and pull the bones in one direction. If one muscle is too tight, then it creates strain on the next joint over on both sides.”

“A tight piriformis from slouching in a chair with your hips rotated outward puts a lot of strain on your low back and makes your hips so tight that you create an imbalance in the entire system.”

Piriformis syndrome isn’t always caused by inactivity. It can occur after an accident or even after vigorous activity such as running.

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