Welcome to Stability Before Strength. My name is Oscar and today I will show you how to stretch your Piriformis muscle in a standing position to help you alleviate your pinched sciatic nerve. You’re going to start the stretch by holding onto a wall or stable surface and slowly cross your right or left leg over your other leg and slowly bend your knees and shift your weight towards the back of your hips you should feel stretch deep in your gluts and this is where your piriformis muscle and sciatic nerve run.
Uh. hold for fifteen thirty seconds now runners know this stretch as a figure 4 stretch because you’re actually making a 4 with your body. You should feel a difference between your affected side and unaffected side meaning that you’re affected side will be tighter and will benefit from holding the stretch longer than the unaffected side. It’s a good idea to compare your two sides because it will give you a good indication of the improvement of your affected leg After fifteenthirty seconds repeat the same steps on the other leg.