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Muscle of the Week: Piriformis

piriformis

what a pain in the…

Deep down below the inches of meat (and skin and yes, in most of us, fat) that make up the junk in your trunk lies a small, pesky, pyramid shaped shaped muscle called piriformis. It’s not a glamorous muscle- you won’t find anyone flexing it in front of a mirror- but it’s pretty important. So, before we get mad at it for causing us pain or limited range of motion, let’s understand where it’s coming from: this muscle has a lot of jobs! Read more