Unwind and Heal: How Massage Can Help with Piriformis Syndrome
Posted on 8th March 2023 at 16:58
Are you suffering from Piriformis Syndrome? It’s a common condition, which causes pain and discomfort in the hip and buttocks, can be an immense source of frustration. But don’t worry – massage can help! Massage therapy has been proven to be an effective method of treating Piriformis Syndrome.
What is Piriformis Syndrome?
Piriformis Syndrome is a neuromuscular condition. It's caused by the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock, spasming and pressing on the sciatic nerve. This can cause pain, numbness, and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot. It’s easy to mistake Piriformis Syndrome for sciatica, which stems from a disc pressing on the nerve.
How can massage help?
Sports massage is the most effective way to treat Piriformis Syndrome. Massage techniques (usually used in a sports massage) are used to reduce tension and restore proper function to the area. Additionally, heat can be used to relax the area, and exercises can be used to strengthen the muscles involved.
It's important to take the time to properly identify the cause of the pain. Consulting with an expert can help you determine the source of the problem.
Getting the benefits of massage
Sports massage can offer numerous benefits to those suffering from Piriformis Syndrome. Massage can reduce pain, decrease inflammation, improve range of motion, and increase muscle strength and flexibility. Massage can also help reduce stress and promote relaxation.
Please note that if your symptoms persist, it’s important to speak to your doctor.
If you're looking for relief from Piriformis Syndrome, massage can be a powerful tool in your recovery. Book a consultation and we’ll guide you through a program of massage and exercises to get you back to your normal self quickly.
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