Piriformis pain

During my rigorous morning workouts of the last month, I managed to get a knot in the back of my butt… which then transformed itself into a sharp pain beginning in my piriformis muscle all the way down my thigh when I would do any butt stretch or butterfly stretch. I didn’t even know the muscle in the back of my butt was called piriformis until I looked up this kind of pain, but either way, I was not pleased. This is the fourth time I’ve been injured in the last year. They say this type of thing happens when you do not stretch enough before rigorous exercise, but I always stretch… maybe just not long enough? So I’ve been icing, stretching, massaging, and rolling that area with a hard ball multiple times a day in an attempt to release the toxins and get the tightness to go away.

These are signs that my body is changing and that I’m definitely getting older. There’s nothing else that can be said about this. Until last July, I’d never even known what a physical injury really felt like from exercise. I guess you learn something new every day, huh?

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