The piriformis muscle is responsible for the lateral rotation of the hip. It is particularly important for athletes, but a tight or inflamed piriformis muscle can cause pain deep in the hip and buttock for anyone. Stretching and strengthening a tight or weak piriformis muscle can reduce any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing. To learn how to properly stretch your piriformis muscle, check out this video. It is an easy stretch that can help with overall comfort and flexibility.
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