5 quick, effective hip and thigh strengtheners and effective to aid piriformis syndrome
A weak and tight piriformis muscle and muscular imbalance to the other muscles of the hips and thighs can exacerbate the piriformis and inflame the sciatic nerve. During the work week one might be inactive and sit more then the weekend comes and we participate in sports or athletic activities.This is a combination for piriformis syndrome. Instead, if we were to exercise a little during the week we would help our piriformis and total hip stay primed for spurts of heavier activity. Also, improper sitting usually causes the piriformis to weaken and compress on the sciatic nerve causing pain.
Sometimes this pain can be caused from sciatica due to a spinal issue compressing the spinal nerve root as in a herniated disk but this usually follows a movement injury and a physical therapist (PT) or chiropractor can help treat.
Below are tips to relieve pain. If the pain persists a couple of weeks after addressing these tips consult your doctor.
Professional skateboarder and business owner John Motta demonstrates these resistance band strengtheners that only take about 5 minutes. Try each move about 15 repetitions with two sets 3 times each week.
You can also read more here for both stretching and strengthening the hips and tips to help piriformis syndrome.
Front of the hip strengtheners for the hip flexors
Outer hip strengthener for the abductors
Inner thigh strengtheners for the adductors
Butt strengtheners for the glutes and piriformis
Back of thigh strengthener for the hamstrings
5 quick, effective total hip and thigh strengtheners Front of the hip strengtheners for the hip flexors Outer hip strengthener for the abductors Inner thigh strengtheners for the adductors Butt strengtheners for the glutes Back of thigh strengthener for the hamstrings