piriformis sharp pain in foot too

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Apr 2014
4:02pm, 5 Apr 2014
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Help! At the beginning of March I wasn't well after a fast half marathon. It was a flu type bug which lasted over two weeks, I then slowly went back to the gym, then slowly started running again. Then my butt started hurting, the more I ran the worse it got only a week afterwards which looks a lot like piriformis. Ive been for three sports massages, I've been sticking to a slow hour on the cross trainer as running is impossible and I hobble when I walk. Today my foot started having sharp pains in it on the cross trainer and it's even more painful. Any advice as I don't want to lose my fitness (I was running long distance for a while), I'm going to the doctors next week too :-(
Apr 2014
4:10pm, 5 Apr 2014
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What did the physio say when you had the sports massages? Did they suggest any foam rollering, or sitting on a golf or tennis ball?

I think if it's so painful I'd be giving the cross-trainer a rest for a while too. There's no point in making injuries worse in the hope of maintaining fitness and I have a feeling that's what the x-trainer might be doing (though, disclaimer: I know 0, it's just what I would be thinking.) Hopefully people who really do know something willl be along soon to help.
Apr 2014
5:32pm, 5 Apr 2014
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the sciatic nerve goes through the piriformis so it could be that the nerve is getting pinched .. probably worth seeing the physio to get a diagnosisi and as LD mentions getting some specific exercises to sort the problem out, good luck
May 2014
8:09am, 12 May 2014
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SODIron © 2002
just bumping this one....

I suspect I've been struggling with PS for some time now...in last October's York Marathon I thought I was experiencing a hamstring strain, and this has been off and off since. What makes me suspect that I have PS is that the problem comes and goes, if it was a strain there would be persistent pain and/or tenderness. Also, when I drive for longer than an hour or so I get a lot of pain in the flute and hamstring. This all seems like typical PS to me.

I guess I'm going to have to spend a fair amount of time with the foam roller and hard rubber ball...ouch
May 2014
4:17pm, 12 May 2014
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Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
I am also suffering with hamstring/glute/piriformis issues, this looks an interesting article running.competitor.com

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