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Trigger Point Therapy - Piriformis Syndrome

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  Treating Piriformis Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Ischemic Compression Technique Trigger Point Therapy Course   Piriformis syndrome is a result of impingement of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle Incorrect form or improper gait often leads to tightness and inflexibility in piriformis. The condition occurs more frequently in women than men (6:1). When piriformis becomes tight it puts pressure on the underlying nerve, causing pain similar to sciatica. The pain usually starts in the mid-gluteal region and radiates down the back of the thigh.   Piriformis - Common Trigger Point Sites   Cause of injury Incorrect...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Piriformis

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

 Stretching Piriformis following Trigger Point Treatment   Piriformis Syndrome is often associated with Trigger Points Trigger points in the priformis are often associated with pain in the lower back and deep within the buttocks.  In some cases the pain can be severe and may also refer down the back of the leg. Piriformis Syndrome The little piriformis muscle sits behind the hip joint and helps to turn the hip outward.  Over time and as a result of a number of common daily activities (including long hours sitting, or overuse) the piriformis can become tight and develop active trigger points. In some cases,...

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