I have suffered a setback in my training due to a severely pulled piriformis muscle. In turn the spasm has affected my S.I joint and sent it into lockdown as well. Through Chiropractic and Active Release Therapy I have been able to get the S.I joint moving again but the piriformis is still in spasm. I have stopped training anything that will aggravate it (pretty much breathing aggravates it im finding) and will continue to lay off till it returns to normal.
After numerous chiro, massage and accupuncture sessions its going on 6 weeks and the pain has not diminished. In fact I now feel pain down the hamstring and through the calf muscle too. The calf and the bottom of my foot feel all pins and needles like and my hamstring feels like it too is now strained. My chiro and RMT have assured me this is the normal process of healing for piriformis syndrome as it usually worsens before getting better but man is it getting frustrating. Not only has my training suffered but now that I'm back in my final year at college all this sitting is making it nearly impossible to heal up.
My question is this. If anyone has had this type of pain and or injury please get back to me as to what you have done to heal up. What worked and how long did it take. I have been unable to find anyone who is experiencing the same type of problem and all the articles online give such mixed feedback as to the process to heal up that I need some first hand advice.
Thank you in advance and as this is my first post please reply if more info is needed.
Stats if needed
yrs training 15+