What are best practices for the administration of piriformis injection?

Updated: Feb 28, 2019
  • Author: Mary Louise Caire, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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To decrease bruising and hematoma formation, the patient should be asked to stop taking NSAIDs (eg, ibuprofen and naproxen) 5 days before the procedure, if possible. This is helpful but not required.

For the best long-term relief, piriformis injection should be followed by a month of physical therapy (see Piriformis Syndrome).


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