Living with Piriformis Syndrome

Hi friends. I hope this post finds yourself and family safe. I have been off workout for sometime now, gained few pounds too !!!. I have got a doberman pup called Colonel, who keeps me busy all day and I have three kittens shadow, ninja and samurai and two big cats ginger and panther. So, I am kinda overwhelmed when I am at home with all the bursts of energy from these lovely guys !!!!

The other thing, I found out after my latest badminton venture was that I had a serious glute issue. I got myself examined at the Sports Injury centre at Safdarjang and found to be having piriformis syndrome.

Left glute piriformis stretch

For those newbies, who do not know about the piriformis, I am placing a video link for explanation.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ_slDEUGdQ

This is a small muscle in your glute, lower back of the body and gets inflammed with prolong inactivity and sitting. This was an eye opener for those who sit long in the chairs including self. Now, I know why one of my bosses keeps walking in the corridor very regularly. The simply do not say that sitting is as bad as smoking for the body.

The doc gave me some advice on the piroformis stretch and light activity advice on how to keep the glute muscles strong. I think, I should be able to start running in due course and pick up badminton post recovery from these injuries which are lifestyle and bad posture effects on the body.

We take our bodies for granted and all the cumulative bad postures come back and hit us very hard one day. That day , as in my case is the day of reckoning !!!! I urge all my followers on word press to give adequate time for themselves, do good yoga stretches for the glutes and avoid sitting continuously for not more than one hour.

Stay safe and Stay healthy !!!

Published by kabilan arasu

I am a career civil servant, presently working with NITI Aayog, Govt of India. Love long distance running, badminton, cricket and yoga. A fitness enthusiast is the right word...Persuading my inner self to stay away from delicacies....

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