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I'm thinking Piriformis injury.........

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........just happened to run across a diagram of the hip areas (whilst looking for Foam Roller Exercises).....<br><br>
.......I think that's what I popped in my hip........any stretches we know to help it????l<br><br><a href="" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#0000FF;"></span></span></span></a><br><br>'s right where that highlighted (inflammed) part of the picture is...mostly at the top of the muscle....<br><br>
thanks for any help.....<br>
------edited to add---<br>
I did this in October<br>
when I ran across some Felt Covering at the Track,(to protect from Football Cleats )<br>
and caught my foot which ''torqued'' my hip,,,,like an idiot I finished the run, but it's been extremely sore ever since...
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tomwhite, I will echo rtravers here - ART will definitely help. Also the pigeon pose, but as others have said, use caution while assuming the position and if it hurts too much - stop. Also don't stretch before you read and do the ball thing below. . .<br><br>
I'd say if your IT band starting getting sore afterwards, that it's likely referred and you would get good benefit from a foam roller session focusing on the IT and the piriformis. Also, put a tennis ball on your chair and sit on it. Position the tennis ball so that it finds the pressure point in the muscle (you will know because it will HURT). Now settle yourself down like a hen on an egg for a long enough period of time. Hopefully you will find this releases the pressure point and when you get up, you will have regained a fair amount of your range of motion. NOW you stretch and then apply heat. Repeat several times daily, treating it as an acute injury and then maintain the stretching program as a preventative device.<br><br>
Of course this is purely subjective and worth every penny you paid for it. But I had almost debilitating issues with this region of my body and a lot of this, core strengthening and chiro helped me immensely.<br><br>
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