A Pain in the Piriformis

The piriformis is a small muscle that sits within the gluteal region.  It originates on the sacrum and inserts on the femur.  It is responsible for flexion and rotation of the thigh, but it is most commonly associated with the sciatic nerve.  The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest single nerve in the human body and is in direct contact with the piriformis muscle.  Scar tissue and adhesions in the the piriformis can result in a condition known as sciatica, which causes pain and disruption in the neurological feed to the lower extremities to occur.

At Trigger Point Performance Therapy we address issues within the piriformis muscle through three simple steps:

  • Place TP Massage Ball in “back pocket” area
  • Shift hips toward TP Ball
  • Slowly rotate hip and leg through partial range of motion, targeting adhesion

Join one of our upcoming U6 Courses to learn more about Trigger Point Performance Therapy’s products and methodology.

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