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Post-Surgery Physical Therapy

If you’ve read my blog you know by now the surgical procedures I had on July 5, 2012 and the reason I underwent surgery. What you haven’t read yet is that I voluntarily started physical therapy about two weeks ago. I felt compelled to do it because I was still having situational (versus chronic) pain in in the area of my outer hip (near the greater trochanter) and in my IT band.

In two weeks of performing very basic exercises every other day, designed to increase my hip and buttock strength, the situational pain has decreased by around 75%. It is nothing short of a miracle in my opinion.

So, to sum it up, if you have had Piriformis Tendon Release, Greater Trochanteric Bursectomy, Sciatic Nerve Neurolysis or all of them at once (like me) please follow it up with physical therapy. It has helped me tremendously in just two short weeks.

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  1. Risa Hillard
    July 22, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I had successful piriformis release surgery in Dec 15. Due to some recent life events, I had a setback so started PT again. They tried “dry needling” on me yesterday and I already see improvement today! They said they’ve experienced great results with this therapy with PS. Just wanted to let everyone know about it so you can inquire. I’m very encouraged!

  2. March 27, 2015 at 12:42 am

    What did your PT consist of, Matt?

    • March 31, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      I posted about the details of my therapy. Search within my posts.

  3. jeanne sumstine
    February 25, 2013 at 11:45 am

    please tell me who did the surgery our where did you get it done? I am desperate!!

    • February 26, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      Dr. John Heinrich in Milwaukee, WI. He cured me from severe piriformis syndrome and bursitis.

  4. Daniele
    October 11, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Yes, physical therapy is extremely important! And not just going a couple of times a week; you need to do it daily on your own. I had piriformis release and sciatic nerve decompression on July 19. Three weeks out from surgery started PT twice a week for four weeks. If you want to make the surgery worth it, and believe me, it’s worth it, PT is a must.

    • Dave
      June 6, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      Daniele – If you don’t mind sharing – who did your PS release surgery?

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