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A 63-year-old member asked:

I have piriformis syndrome. how long should i expect it to take to recover?

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Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Pyriformis syndrome: There are some excellent on line descriptions of the condition and necessary stretching exercises. Sitting on a tennis ball reproducing the pain helped my recovery. Rest from exercise is needed although you could try swimming or use of the ellipitical. Providing the diagnosis is correct -i would confer with a good physical therapist. Start your return to exercise slowly and stop if it recurs.
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Wrong Question: Piriformis synd rarely goes away by itself.The question is 'What can be done to get rid of piriformis synd.?' Some people advocate stretching the piriformis muscle, but in my pain practice that rarely works.A simple, gentle osteopathic technique which you can be taught to do at home may help. I recommend seeing an osteopathic dr. trained in hands-on diagnosis & manipulation to get proper treatment

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A 37-year-old male asked:

How is piriformis syndrome treated? And how long does it take to go away?

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 14 years experience
Several: Techniques. Stretches, facilitated positional release, injections, but the best treatment is one that addresses pelvic imbalance, usually with a heel lift.
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How long does it take botox to work for piriformis syndrome?

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Botox: Takes 2-5 days to kick in.

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