When is return to play advisable following treatment of piriformis syndrome?

Updated: Dec 21, 2018
  • Author: Shishir Shah, DO; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Athletes with piriformis syndrome may return to play when they demonstrate full pain-free range of motion and strength of the affected side and can perform their sport-specific activities without discomfort. Patients must adhere to the aforementioned stretching exercises and perform a liberal warm-up before the activity. The duration for return to play varies with each individual and the type of treatment rendered. The longer an athlete ignores the problem before seeking treatment, the longer his or her rehabilitation will take.


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