How do I relax my piriformis muscle?
Massaging your piriformis muscle may help ease your piriformis syndrome symptoms. Regular self-massage and stretches can help loosen the muscle and reduce pressure on your sciatic nerve. You can use a foam roller, tennis ball, or another similar-sized ball.
How do you release sciatic nerve from piriformis?
- Lie down and bend your knees upwards.
- Cross the affected leg over your other leg and bend it upwards toward your chest.
- Grab your knee with one hand and your ankle in your other hand.
- Hold for 30 seconds to a minute and release.
Is walking OK for piriformis syndrome?
Piriformis syndrome pain tends to worsen after sitting for long periods or with physical activity such as walking. Most patients with piriformis syndrome feel better after lying down on their backs.