A piriformis stretch is a knee rehabilitation exercise (stretch) to loosen the piriformis muscle and tendon.

piriformis stretch
Once the leg is positioned, the patient gradually bends forward and holds the position for a few seconds before relaxing again. This is repeated.


Symptoms of a tight piriformis

Tight gluteus muscles and piriformis muscles can lead to lower back pain and tight hamstrings, which can affect balance and even cause sciatica.


Piriformis stretch

A challenging stretch.



Could piriformis pain be caused by MCL tear?


Knee surgery in Sept.. Now having hip pain


Deep gluteal space problems: piriformis syndrome, ischiofemoral impingement and sciatic nerve release. Carro LP, Hernando MF, Cerezal L, Navarro IS, Fernandez AF and Castillo AO. Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2016 Jul-Sep; 6(3): 384–396.

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