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Piriformis Pain: How can one little muscle cause so much trouble?

According to WebMD, “The piriformis muscle is a flat, band-like muscle located in the buttocks near the top of the hip joint. This muscle is important in lower body movement because it stabilizes the hip joint and lifts and rotates the thigh away from the body. 409 more words

Massage & Bodywork

"Rotator cuff" of the hip?

As most people know, there is a group of four muscles in the shoulder known as the rotator cuff. One of the main tasks of the rotator cuff is to help stabilize the glenohumeral joint throughout arm elevation. 487 more words


i went back to work today after 2 days of rest, but i am still gobsmacked by what has happened.

i groaned and moaned as i worked. 250 more words


Piriformis syndrome and plantar fasciitis

This spring and summer I’ve been blessed with two of runner’s nightmares: piriformis syndrome and plantar fasciitis. Both on my left side. In april I was forced not to run for three weeks, but other than that I’ve been able to run through these issues. 320 more words

Trail Running

Donald Duck

Yup, that’s me! Well…┬ánot quite, but I do stand like him unfortunately.

Of course, I didn’t write this post to tell you that I walk around with my butt sticking out. 391 more words