Piriformis Stretch

Piriformis syndrome injury is generally located deep in the buttock and is notoriously difficult to treat. However, one way to cure pirifromis injury is to utilize a piriformis stretch. Here are two good ways to perform a piriformis stretch. The first method: While lying on your back, cross your affected leg over your other leg and pull the affected leg towards your chest. Here is a picture of this stretch:

piriformis stretch

The second piriformis stretch muslce: While sitting on the floor, cross your affected leg over your other leg and use the arm of your non-affected leg to stretch the muscles. This piriformis stretch is hard for me to describe with words, so hopefully this picture helps:

piriformis stretch

When doing these stretches, make sure that you don’t pull too hard because this lead to further problems with your glutes and piriformis. You should only feel a light pull. Additionally, make sure that you hold the stretch long enough to really loosen the piriformis muscle. I recommended holding the stretches for 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds, then hold for an additional 30 seconds.

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