- Legs, Torso
Glutei and piriformis pain and piriformis syndrome can be hard to treat. The Mobilization Magic™ piriformis massage tool works very well on loosening up the very tight fascia that normally causes tightness, pain and disability in the Glutei and Piriformis muscles. Use the short option depending on where your problem is to start with. Move your body weight to the left and right on the corners to see where the pain is greatest.
Treating Glutei and Piriformis Pain
Put the tool under the problem area for a minute or so, if there are no issues slowly increase the amount of time on the tool to make sure your Glutei and Piriformis muscles tolerates this pressure. You can decrease the amount of pressure the tool produces if required by putting pillows or towels over or either side of the tool.
Caution: If you feel pins and needles, numbness, move the tool to another spot.
The fascia in the Glutei and Piriformis muscles is so strong it is not a 5-minute job to get the results you want. Experience has shown that excellent results can be achieved if you spend at least 15-30 minutes on the tool, multiple times during the week. You can stretch the Glutei and Piriformis muscles in a sideways direction by moving your body left to right. Rock backwards and forwards until you feel the piriformis massage tool on the side of the muscle. This will push the muscle in a unique way that cannot be done by other approaches.
Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain. The piriformis muscle can also irritate the nearby sciatic nerve and cause pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot (similar to sciatic pain).The piriformis muscle lies underneath the gluteus muscle, or buttock. When your glutes and piriformis are tight and fatigued they can cause you to have a sore lower back and hamstrings, poor balance, and even shooting nerve pain down your leg due to sciatica. Your sciatic nerve passes through your piriformis and so tension on it causes symptoms like sciatica.
Doing it whilst watching TV or doing other things like reading or working on the laptop makes the time pass quickly. A warm muscle stretches much quicker than a cold one so using a hot pack or having hot bath helps a lot.
Use the Short option in the buttock area