Tennis4Life: Rehabbing Your Piriformus

Latest addition to our Tennis4Life series is how to rehab a piriformus injury. I’ve had the misfortune to injury this muscle several times mostly through overplaying.

The piriformis is a small, pear-shaped muscle located deep in the buttock region, behind the gluteus maximus. It originates from the sacrum (the base of the spine) and extends to the upper surface of the femur (thigh bone). The piriformis muscle plays several important key roles in maintaining balance and coordination for tennis.

Understanding the function and location of the piriformis muscle is crucial for diagnosing and treating related issues, especially for athletes and individuals who engage in activities that heavily involve hip movement and stability.

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