Sciatic Nerve Pain Stretches Exercises Ask Jo
Hey y'all, it's Jo and my assistantwith me today is Bailey again. And today I'm going to be talking about your piriformis.So lots of times I hear people say they've got that sciatic nerve, well actually everybodyhas a sciatic nerve, but you can have pain coming from that nerve, and a lot of timesthat piriformis muscle is causing the pain. So we're gonna show you some stretches tostretch out your piriformis and hopefully get rid of that sciatic nerve pain. Alrightlet's go on to our backs. Here we go. I think we're gonna maybe move Bailey out of the way.In the first stretch for your piriformis is a pretty simple one. A lot of pictures youmay get from your therapist will actually
show one leg down, I actually like for youto have it staying up so you can prop your foot over it. So your gonna make almost likea figure 4 with your legs and then what you're gonna do, the side that's hurting, so my leftside is hurting, I'm gonna cross that leg over. And what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna bringmy knee with my opposite hand towards my shoulder over here. So I'm pulling this leg up and acrossmy body. And what you wanna do same kind of thing with all the stretches, you wanna pulland you wanna feel a stretch under there. Soon as you feel a really good stretch youwanna hold it for 30 seconds. So remember up and across the body. Just coming up isnot gonna get that piriformis stretch. But
coming up and across the body like I'm tryingto bring that knee towards my shoulder. Holding it there for about 30 secondsa real 30 seconds.And then coming back down and you wanna do that 3 times. Now the next one to do, sometimesthis is a little harder for people, but what your gonna do is your gonna keep that samefigure 4, and what your gonna do is your gonna take your hands and on the opposite side thatit's hurting, so the hurting side is still up crossed over it's still my left side. I'mgonna take my hands and put them underneath my thigh, and I'm gonna bring my leg up, andI'm gonna pull until I feel that stretch underneath there. Now some people might have a hard timegrabbing on to their leg here, so again you
can use your belt, or your dog leash and putit under, around your leg, and pull up towards you like this. Same kind of thing, you wantto hold that stretch for 30 secondsbye Bailey, we'll see you later and then 3 times each.Alright, so now you're gonna bring that down getting it nice and stretched. For those ofyou that need a stronger stretch, those might not be stretching it out quite as much, whatI'm gonna have you do is I'm gonna have you turn over. And what your gonna do is the sidethat's hurt again, my left side, I'm gonna bring my leg up across. Now as you can see,this is something you have to be pretty high level, pretty flexible to do, but it's gonnaget a fantastic stretch. So your gonna put
your knee over across your body, and bringyour body down. So it's almost that same concept, you're bringing that knee towards the oppositeshoulder, but what you're doing now, is you're using your body weight to bring it down. Youcan stretch that back leg as far as you can. You can bring your arms down, but that kneeis essentially going towards that opposite shoulder. 30 second stretch, 3 times each.Alright and there you have it. Those were your piriformis stretches. So if you had somepressure on that sciatic nerve, hopefully that will loosen it up a little bit. So ifyou like my hair, or if you like the stretches, please click quot;likequot; and leave me a comment.And if you'd like to see some more stretch
tutorials, or if you'd like to go see some educationaltutorials, please go to AskJo . And remember, Be Safe. Have Fun. And I hope youget to feeling better y'all!.
How Should I Feel 28 Weeks Pregnant
How should I feel 28 weeks pregnanté Oh, great seven months in, two to go, oh darn,it is really three! I know it lasts forty weeks on average. You can still celebrate being two thirds ofthe way there because you've started the third trimester. That's all just a marker on the status bar. It is common to start having the leg painyou've had start turning into sciatica. I've heard the word but don't know what itmeans.
Sciatica is a tingling leg pain. I've already had problems with my ankles beingswollen since the first trimester and leg pain in the second. That back ache the growing load is causingcan become worse, though if you have back spasms in a regular rhythm, it is possiblyearly labor. Fortunately, I've only had back pain thattaking the load off or taking a hot shower treats. With sciatica, you get sharp pain, tinglingor numbness or a combination of all three
in the butt and legs. That sounds like a worse version of the numbnessand tingling that happens if I lay down on my back. What else is going oné If you get up too fast or don't get enoughfluids or iron, you're prone to feeling faint. And I thought feeling like I'd pass out afterthrowing up breakfast was bad. The bulging mass puts pressure on blood vessels,reducing blood flow to the brain and potentially causing dizziness. I wonder if that's the cause of pregnancybrain, where you seem more forgetful.
Or you're just trying to worry about too manythings at once. Another common issue at this point is bloating and gas. That's been a problem since the second trimesterwhen the body starts putting out hormones to relax tendons and tissues, slowing downdigestion. Constipation is a major problem at this point. I know to drink more water and get more fiber. Hemorrhoids are common at this point becauseof all the blood swollen tissues plus bigger dried out poop.
It was embarrassing to buy the butt wipeswhen I didn't expect to have to buy baby wipes for a few more months. Some women feel like they are really bloatedat this point. Sure, because the baby is adding a pound amonth. And you're adding about a pound a week. Youcan reduce the bloating by eating more meals that are smaller. Yeah, because six of the same size meals willguarantee both indigestion and more baby weight to lose.
All the hormones to relax your joints cancause your pelvic joint to become unstable. They have pelvic support belts to reduce thatissue, though it is apparently separate from the baby support belts to reduce the strainon your back. Due to all the hormones to boost blood flowto the baby, you still get that stuffy nose. The same hormones make the piles more likely. And it all makes you more likely to snore. I don't care; I'll be up many times at nightin a few weeks, so it doesn't matter if I do the same to someone else for a while.