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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?

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Dr. Adam Smith
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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