Big mistake. It's almost a week later and it's just starting to feel better. I know exactly what it is.
All things Runners World:
Piriformis syndrome is caused by a compression of the sciatic nerve and tightening of the piriformis muscle, which lies deep behind the gluteals and is responsible for the external rotation of the hip joint. When the muscle becomes too tight, it can impinge on the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body, which supplies the lower extremities with motor and sensory function. The resulting pain often radiates from the buttocks, down the thigh, and up into the spine. This is what makes it tricky to diagnose: Piriformis syndrome is often confused for a herniated disc, sciatica, or another back issue. Sufferers don't always feel discomfort while running, but they usually find sitting, climbing stairs, and squatting painful.
I can't hardly even stretch it! I've been rolling and stretching and it is still so tight. My friend Jen Q. and I decided to do a Bikram (hot) Yoga class to help loosen us up from the race.
There really isn't a picture good enough or enough filters to really describe what it feels like after completely sweating your "balls" off - as my socially appropriate friend Jen would say.
We went again on Tuesday AM.
I felt like a total doofus. My arms, neck, back and hips are so tight. Don't even talk about my hammies, they deserve no attention whatsoever. Uptight..that's what they are. So again with the Bikram to try and loosen things up. I also looked up a bunch of exercises.
Hoping for loose hips soon! :0
What cross training do you do to stay strong and loose?
Do you like Bikram Yoga?