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Supine Hip Abduction - Piriformis Syndrome / Sciatica Pain Relief

This exercise uses the Abductor muscle group: Glute Minimus, Glute Medius and the TFL but more importantly it activates the Piriformis. The Piriformis helps to rotate the femur in the hip joint, when we have problems with this muscle it can cause pain in the lower back and buttock that radiates down the leg, it can feel similar to sciatica. Piriformis Syndrome is when the piriformis goes into spasm, the best thing to do is to get it moving by contracting and extending it. This Supine Hip Abduction exercise is perfect to get the piriformis moving which will help to release it from where it might be pressing on the sciatic nerve.


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