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Piriformis Stretch

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  1. Lie on your back. Bend your right knee so that your right foot is flat on the floor.
  2. Cross your left leg over your right so that your left ankle rests on your right knee.
  3. Use your hands to grab hold of your left knee and pull it gently toward the opposite shoulder. You should feel the stretch in your buttocks and hips.
  4. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  5. Relax, and then repeat with the other leg.
  6. Repeat this cycle 2 to 4 times.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Last Revised February 15, 2012

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Last Updated: February 15, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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