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piriformis muscle syndrome

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  • Posted By: Irene Barraza
  • October 14, 2006
  • 06:11 PM

Does anyone of a treatment for this condition? I've tried physical therapy,electrodes,heat pad,ice, stretching and of course pain relievers (ibuprophen). Tired of the pain in the butt.

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  • Neuromuscular Therapy and Begining Haytha Yoga(always beginning)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 17, 2006
    • 08:19 PM
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  • Yes, As a medical manual therapist, I recommend that you engage in stretching the hip flexor muscles (where the hip bends in front) of the same leg and also the FRONT of the thigh of the same by doing a standing runners stretch. The pirifomis is being overstretched by the anterior rotation of your hip on that side and is putting pressure on the sciatic nerve. Use ice on sacrum and do not stretch the hamstrings or glute muscles any longer. Start moist heat treatments also on the front of the problematic leg in the same areas that I have indicated that need to be stretched. If in a sitting position for long periods of time, stand and stretch often. Strengthen your glutes, abdominals and hamstrings by doing tushy tucks and abdominal holds. Michelle
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 21, 2006
    • 04:37 PM
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  • Does anyone of a treatment for this condition? I've tried physical therapy,electrodes,heat pad,ice, stretching and of course pain relievers (ibuprophen). Tired of the pain in the butt.Yes, As a medical manual therapist, I recommend that you engage in stretching the hip flexor muscles (where the hip bends in front) of the same leg and also the FRONT of the thigh of the same by doing a standing runners stretch. The pirifomis is being overstretched by the anterior rotation of your hip on that side and is putting pressure on the sciatic nerve. Use ice on sacrum and do not stretch the hamstrings or glute muscles any longer. Start moist heat treatments also on the front of the problematic leg in the same areas that I have indicated that need to be stretched. If in a sitting position for long periods of time, stand and stretch often. Strengthen your glutes, abdominals and hamstrings by doing tushy tucks and abdominal holds. Michelle
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 22, 2006
    • 00:01 AM
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  • hi, as a physical therapist, forget the manual therapy and stretchingif it has not worked by now and find out if you have a disc buldge. sean.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 28, 2006
    • 10:20 AM
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  • Does anyone of a treatment for this condition? I've tried physical therapy,electrodes,heat pad,ice, stretching and of course pain relievers (ibuprophen). Tired of the pain in the butt.I went through the same treatments, including TENS unit, several rounds of PT over several years with no relief. Finally, my dr. did a full body MRI which showed arthritis everywhere at 43 and sent me to a Pain Management center. A fall had aggravated it beyond calming back down. I had some relief from Sacro Illiac (SI) injections, but also have had rhizotomies where they burn or medicate the nerves in the tiny facet joints along your spine, in my case, lumbar 3-4-5-6. The pirformis is finally calmed down. Though, I continue to need the pain center, I am managing mostly with Arthritis strength Tylenol most days.
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  • find a good physical therapist that does trigger point dry needling
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