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I know there are previous threads on piriformis syndrome, and I've read some of them, but I'd specifically like to hear from anyone who's suffered from it for a number of months but managed to recover from it (or at least keep it under reasonable control).
I've had a problem with my piriformis for 4 months, and it gives me quite severe pain radiating down the back of my thigh and sometimes makes my leg feel 'dead'. I've had a lot of physio and massage, been doing the stretches every day, plus sitting on a hedgehog ball, and I recently added a daily strengthening exercise (a bit like the 'clam'). It is definitely better than it was, as I've progressed from being in total agony after even jogging100 metres, to managing 5 miles before the pain kicks in (provided I run at an easy pace). I'm getting so frustrated with the slow improvement- does anyone have any tips? For example, I do the stretches and exercises once a day, would doing them more often make any difference?