What Causes – How to Really End Piriformis Syndrome Pain?

What Causes - How to Really End Piriformis Syndrome Pain? If you’re one of the many who frequently get a deep pain in your buttocks, hip or down your leg after you take up summer activities like these there’s a good chance it’s coming from a little known muscle called the piriformis. Read on here to learn how you can end piriformis syndrome pain.
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Every summer millions of us take advantage of fairer weather and longer days to get outside more. Morning runs, weekend bike rides, and long evening strolls become more common.

 

If you’re one of the many who frequently get a deep pain in your buttocks, hip or down your leg after you take up summer activities like these there’s a good chance it’s coming from a little known muscle called the piriformis.

 

It’s the piriformis muscle deep in the posterior side of our hips, along with a few other lateral rotator muscles, which allow our bodies to keep from falling over when we walk by shifting our body weight side to side as we lift our feet.

 

However, many of the activities we participate in require this muscle to continually contract. As the muscle is overworked, it becomes painfully tight while stretching nearby muscles. Piriformis syndrome is a frequent contributor to lower back pain and one of the four primary causes of sciatica.

 

Following are some articles related to lower back pain and cures which could be of interest to you:

 

Click HERE to read – Sciatica Pain Relief

 

Click HERE to read – Eliminate Your Sciatica in Just Days

 

Click HERE to read – Sciatica: What Causes It and How to Treat It Effectively

 

Click HERE to read – What Exercises to Do and NOT to Do for Sciatica

 

Click HERE to read – Get the Facts on Sciatica

 

Click HERE to read – Sciatica Gravity Stretch to End Piriformis Syndrome Pain

 

What activities lead to piriformis syndrome?

 

Perhaps the most common activity leading to piriformis syndrome wouldn’t really be called an “activity” at all by most of us: sitting. But just holding your body erect in a seat with your hips flexed (knees bent, feet on the floor) requires your piriformis muscle to contract to help maintain that position. And sitting on a wallet can quickly make matters even worse.

 

Yes, many of us sit all day long throughout the year. So why the big deal about summer activities causing piriformis syndrome?

 

Many of our summer activities like running, bicycling, hiking, and rowing all work the piriformis muscle as we repeatedly bend our legs. In fact, they repeatedly work the same muscles over and over.

 

Unless we take care to properly stretch and strengthen other muscles by lateral (sideways) movements of our legs we soon create a muscle imbalance where the piriformis muscle becomes short and tight.

 

This is what leads to both deep muscle aches and referred nerve pain from strangulation of the sciatic nerve where it passes near or through the piriformis muscle.

 

Even if your pain isn’t constant yet, if you’re experiencing pain in your lower back, buttocks, or down the back of your legs it’s worth considering piriformis syndrome as a possible cause.

 

Here’s a couple quick ways to determine if your piriformis muscle is overly tight: take a quick look down at your feet right now. If they’re turned with your toes pointed outwards, your piriformis is tight.

 

Another way is to lie down and relax your legs. Now look at your feet. Chances are the toes are turned outwards. Again, that’s a sign your piriformis is overly tight and may be leading to pain.

 

How to end piriformis syndrome pain

 

The good news is piriformis syndrome, painful as it may be, can usually be quickly reversed. Naturally you’ll want to start by giving your piriformis muscle a much needed break.

 

This means take it easy with the running, jumping, hiking, climbing, bicycling, and rowing. Take frequent breaks when sitting so the piriformis doesn’t remain in a contracted state for prolonged periods.

 

Then begin targeted stretching exercises to relieve the tension in the piriformis muscle and end piriformis syndrome pain. You’ll find three easy stretches you can do without leaving your chair in the Video HERE.

 

Many people get pain relief the first time they try these stretches and most overcome their piriformis syndrome symptoms within a couple weeks through targeted stretching.

 

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Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

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Here are 7 Fitness Myths to Avoid for Good

 

Here are 7 Fitness Myths to Avoid for Good - The 7 fitness myths you should avoid if you want to reach your fitness goals faster.
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When it comes to getting fit, everyone has an opinion about how to do it best. But as you’ll soon learn when you enter the world of fitness, there is no set right or wrong way to exercise, and what works for you may be quite different from what works for others.

 

Adding to the confusion, everyone has their own fitness goals. Yours might be to lose weight while your neighbor wants to build muscle. Someone else might be trying to overcome an injury or work on balance and functionality to be able to carry out daily activities.

 

Still others may be trying to get in shape to improve their reproductive health, protect their bones or train for a marathon. The possibilities are, literally, endless, and so, too, are the methods of achieving them.

 

With that in mind, there are some fitness myths that seem to prevail even though, generally, they are better off avoided. There will, of course, be exceptions, but usually steering clear of these common fitness myths (watch this Video HERE)will help you to reach your fitness goals faster.

 

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7 Fitness Myths to Avoid

 

  1. Myth: You’re Too Old to Exercise

You’ve probably heard of Jack LaLanne, the respected fitness guru who exercised into his 90s. But have you heard of Sy Perlis? He broke a world weightlifting record … at the age of 91.

 

Then there’s Lew Hollander. He completed the Ford Ironman World Championship at the age of 80 (in case you’re wondering, that means he swam 2.4 miles, rode a bike 112 miles and then ran a 26.2-mile marathon). And he was the second 80-year-old to do so.

 

Then there’s Tao Porchon-Lynch, who teaches yoga classes and is a competitive ballroom dancer. Did I mention that she’s 95?

Now, do you still think you’re too old to get your heart rate up and break a sweat for a good 30-45 minutes, several times a week? Enough said.

 

  1. Myth: If You Have Joint Pain, You Can’t Work Out

 

Avoiding exercise if you have joint pain will ultimately make your pain worse and weaken your body (your muscles, your lungs, your heart — all will be negatively impacted by a lack of regular physical activity). Plus, lack of exercise may increase your risk of weight gain, and excess weight will also increase joint deterioration and pain.

 

So, if you have joint pain exercise is a must — but there are some important considerations you should know.

 

  1. Myth: The Longer You Exercise, the More Beneficial It Will Be

 

The key element in how much you get out of your workout may not be duration but rather intensity. And as you increase intensity, you can decrease duration. This means it’s possible to get more benefit out of a shorter workout than a longer one, provided you work out hard enough.

 

In fact, people who exercised for 30 minutes daily for 13 weeks lost more weight than those who exercised for an hour daily, according to one study. Because the intensity of the exercise is so vigorous, even if for a very short period, it allows you to burn more calories than you would by exercising moderately for a longer period.

 

  1. Myth: You Should Have Zero Pain After a Workout

 

Minor aches and pains in your muscles 12 to 24 hours after a workout is completely normal. It’s called delayed-onset muscle soreness and it’s a sign that you’ve been beneficially challenging your muscles.

 

The good thing about such muscle soreness is that as you recover, your body will be better able to handle the positive stress next time. So, ultimately, it’s a sign that you’re growing stronger and fitter. That said, not all pain after a workout is normal.

 

  1. Myth: Strength Training is for Body Builders

 

If you’re a regular on the treadmill but shun all forms of weight lifting, it’s time to get your head around the fact that everyone should include strength training in their fitness program. You’ll build your muscles, yes, but you’ll also strengthen your bones, reduce falls, improve balance, lose weight and lower your risk of chronic disease.

 

Using heavier dumbbells when you strength train can even help you to burn about 25 percent more calories, even if you end up lifting for fewer repetitions.

 

  1. Myth: Exercise is Too Expensive

 

You don’t need a gym membership or expensive personal trainer to get fit! You don’t even need ‘equipment’ at all, as often your own bodyweight can serve as your method of resistance. Have you tried push-ups? These are one of the best core workouts around. Or how about squats? They help burn fat and promote muscle growth in your entire body.

 

Nowadays you can find countless fitness apps that cost just a couple of dollars (and some are even free). So if you have a smartphone or tablet, you can get workout videos right in your living room.

 

  1. Myth: There’s No Time to Exercise

 

This is the biggest excuse people use when they say they ‘can’t’ exercise, but the truth is virtually everyone has time to exercise. The key is scheduling it into your day to make it a priority, not something you can overlook or bump over into the next day.

 

If you have 20-30 minutes several times week, you can fit in a workout regime that can give you body-wide benefits. Still think you’re too busy? Then how about setting aside four minutes?

That’s right … four minutes.

 

Say hello to The NO Excuse Workout. There’s no excuse not to do it, because every workout is exactly 4 minutes long, broken down into 8 specific sets. Each set lasts for 30 seconds – 20 seconds of intense exercise, and 10 seconds of rest.

 

Remember the benefits of building your exercise intensity, as described above? This workout puts it into action, allowing you to get fit in just minutes’ time. Yes, it’s intense. But it’s only four minutes, so you can do it (even if you’re “too busy”).

 

The 4-Minute NO EXCUSE Workout That Blasts Away Every Ounce of Ugly Fat to Get The Body You Want

 

By Jesse Cannone – Creator of the International Best-Selling Back Pain Treatment Program “Lose the Back Pain System” and Best-Selling Book “The 7 Day Back Pain Cure”

 

Unlike most treatments which only deliver temporary relief, if any at all, muscle balance therapy delivers lasting relief to 8 out of 10 people who use it because it addresses the underlying cause of the pain, not just the symptoms.

If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more