Piriformis Syndrome | Prevention

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What can I do to prevent piriformis syndrome?

Once your symptoms improve, you may need to change your activities to avoid developing piriformis syndrome again. The following are some tips to help prevent piriformis syndrome:

  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintain good posture when you are sitting, driving or standing.
  • Don't lift by bending over. Lift an object by bending your knees and squatting to pick up the object. Keep your back straight and hold the object close to your body. Avoid twisting your body while lifting.
  • Avoid sitting or lying down for long periods of time in a position that puts too much pressure on your buttocks.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/11
Created: 11/09

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