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If I have an unstable SI Joint due to stretched ligaments, is it safe for me to still stretch the piriformis muscle or will this make it worse?

If I have an unstable SI Joint due to stretched ligaments, is it safe for me to still stretch the piriformis muscle or will this make it worse?

An unstable SI would: be from significant injury or connective tissue disease. All U can do is ask Ur provider what Ur limitations R. I would rec 2 ease slowly into a stretching program & Always take a day off 2 C what Ur bodies response is, if ok gradually increase Ur stretching, always waiting a day or 2, 2 C how Ur body reacts 2 the increase. ...Read more

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I have had an MRI scan to reveal I have osteoarthritis in my left hip.. I'm in constant pain with it, but when i stretch the piriformis, the pain goes.

I have had an MRI scan to reveal I have osteoarthritis in my left hip.. I'm in constant pain with it, but when i stretch the piriformis, the pain goes.

Different pains: Oa of hip may not be source of your pain if piriformis stretches improve the condition. Sometimes muscle can get tight and feels better with local treatment, but will not get rid of oa hip pain. ...Read more

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I've been doing stretches that are supposed to be good for sciatica and piriformis syndrome, but i always hurt more later, what could be the cause?

I've been doing stretches that are supposed to be good for sciatica and piriformis syndrome, but i always hurt more later, what could be the cause?

Pelvis joints: The idea that you have pyriformis syndrome is a speculation. You might have a dysfunctional sacroiliac joint, and the exercises might be stretching these joints. An osteopth can help you to figure this out. See my chronic pain board at quora.Com (free) where i discuss these issues. ...Read more

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Left SI joint pain/piriformis symptoms so have been stretching pirifomis now starting to get pain in other joint.Can stretching it cause SI instabilit?

Left SI joint pain/piriformis symptoms so have been stretching pirifomis now starting to get pain in other joint.Can stretching it cause SI instabilit?

Don't Stretch Spasm: Stretching healthy musculature is often helpful to prevent injury. Once an injury has occurred however stretching tends to exacerbate a spasm in progress. Stretching itself is unlikely to cause instability of the SI joint. Pain in the opposite SI joint may result from compensation for the injured, more painful side. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have piriformis sydrome, being doing tons of stretching and it seems better but now nearly everytime i move my leg my hip pops?

My doctor said I have piriformis sydrome, being doing tons of stretching and it seems better but now nearly everytime i move my leg my hip pops?

Snapping hip?: If popping is in front of hip, it likely is a loose psoas tendon (a hip flexing tendon), or maye another tendon. Otherwise, other tendons or ligaments could be a liitle loose. An ultrasound exam might see the tendon move with movement. ...Read more

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Strained hamstring, piriformis, illiosoas, Clean MRI and X-ray of hips. PT for 2 months. Still horrible pain. Can't sit for 20 min. Stretching ?

Pain: Consider a chiropractic exam and treatment. I suspect you may have underlying structural issues if imaging is okay. I would also find a good masseuse for treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my piriformis hurts from dance?

What do you suggest if my piriformis hurts from dance?

Piriformis: Lots of stretching... although to have 'just' piriformis pain after dance is rare. It might just be pain from working out, depending on the dance, and your hip rotators all might be sore. Drink plenty of water and stretch all rotators and hip muscles just after warm-up, and also during cooling down if possible. Best of luck! ...Read more