Stretching Pain Away with the Piri-Stretcher®...
Stretching Pain Away with the Piri-Stretcher®
Doesn’t it always seem like it hits at the most inopportune times? You could be rushing off to get your kids to school on time or about to take your turn at bat, and bam! Piriformis pain arrives and makes itself known. It may be subtle at first, but you know in a few minutes it could be debilitating. It’s time to pop some pain killers and get on with your day, right? Well, that’s probably right for many people, but those who use the Piri-Stretcher on a regular basis have a bit of a different outlook.
The patent-pending Piri-Stretcher® is registered with the FDA as a class 1 medical device, and it’s used to treat both piriformis syndrome and sciatica in adults. The bottom line is that stretching helps piriformis syndrome, and the Piri-Stretcher helps target your efforts to the muscle that needs work. It is an easy-to-use and effective solution that can be used in the convenience of your own home to isolate and stretch that problem muscle.
Studies have shown that stretching is effective for treating piriformis syndrome. Conservative treatments are often all that’s needed to get sufferers up and running like new again.
Here are some treatments that have proven to be effective against piriformis syndrome:
TENS – Or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a process by which medical professionals stimulate the muscle with an electric current.
Eliminating negative habits – If you sit for long periods of time or exercise intensely without stretching first, you need to start taking better care of your muscles. Pain or not, you need to stretch your muscles more often – especially the piriformis muscle.
Muscle stretching – This is what the Piri-Stretcher® is all about. It’s easy to perform stretches at home, but you’d be surprised how difficult it can be to get a good stretch in your piriformis muscle. That’s why we designed the product; to help people target that muscle and get better without surgery.
Local massage – Massage relaxes the muscles, so it only makes sense that it would help in treatment of piriformis syndrome.
If your piriformis syndrome is manageable, you may want to consider muscle stretching, local massage and eliminating the habits that are causing you pain. Many people opt to avoid TENS as it is the least natural way to treat the problem. Stretching is one of the most important things you can do to treat piriformis syndrome, but you should also look at other options to include in your treatment routine. For example, daily use of the Piri-Stretcher® along with a weekly massage may boost your efforts. Evaluate all options to create a plan that works for you.