Sciatica Medicine Ball

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 To Massage Sciatica To Reduce Leg Pain Massage Monday 226

Hi everyone. This is Yasuko and it's timefor Massage Monday. This week I'm going to talk about how to selftreatsciatica or more accurately pseudosciatica using a lacrosse ball or Thera Cane. I oftenhave clients come in with quot;sciaticaquot; issues with a pain shooting down from the hip tothe leg and even numbness in the leg. So what is sciaticaé Sciatica is an inflammation ofsciatic nerve that runs through the hip and down the side of the leg or the back of theleg. The common symptom is the radiating pain from the hip all the way to the leg. Medicallyspeaking it is caused by a pinch of the nerve in the lower back by herniated discs or bonespurs which can be medically treated by a

surgery as a last resort. However, this pain that shoots down the legmay be caused simply by tight gluteal muscles, the muscles in the buttocks, specificallyby the trigger points found in gluteus minimus. Let's call this pseudosciatica because it'snot really sciatica but has the similar pain like the real sciatica and it makes it hardto get up from the chair or stand straight. Trigger Points are the tight spots in musclesthat are stuck in a contracted state and forgot to release. They are sore or painful to touchbut they also cause pain elsewhere called referred pain. This is what I mean. In thiscase, the X's are the trigger points in gluteus

minimus and the red areas are the referredpain. When you loosen these trigger points the pain in the red area will be gone. Thesetrigger points can be created from various reasons such as sitting crooked for a longtime in front of the computer, TV, car, airplane, especially if you keep a wallet in your buttpocket, or from playing sports like tennis, walking, running, swimming, and cycling fora long period of time. To treat the trigger points first find thehip bone. Then go down on the side of the hip to find the greater trochanter which isthe big bump on the top of the thigh bone. The gluteus minimus is located between theselandmarks. It is the deepest layer of the

gluteus muscles. You can also lean side toside and feel the muscles contracting as you lean to the target side. Then put a lacrosseball on the muscle and lean against the wall and roll it over the tight spot for 10 timeswhich should take no more than 20 seconds. You don't want to do it too long because itinvolves some pain and you don't want to bruise the muscle. If you are working on the rightside, stand on your left leg. Or almost lift your right foot to loosen the target muscle.When you massage the muscle should be relaxed and loose so you can dig deeper. As you sawthis muscle gets contracted and tight when you put on your weight on this side. If youhave a pain on the side of the leg, look for

a painful spot more towards the side betweenthe hip bone and thigh bone. If you have a pain in the back of the leg, look for a painfulspot towards the center of the glutes under the hip bone. If lacrosse ball is too hardand painful, you can use a tennis ball. You can also use Thera Cane if you have one.With Thera Cane put the ball on the tip on the gluteus minimus from behind, hold it withboth hands in a comfortable position, lean to the other side, and press on the tightspot for 10 times. BTW if you don't have Thera Cane it's a great selfhealing tool. I'llput the link below. Repeat this treatment three to six times aday every day to see the results. If you tend

to sit in front of the computer for a longtime and if that's causing this problem it's a good way to take a short break because itshouldn't take more than 20 seconds. Remember only do it 10 times at a time. Besides the daily selftreatment I highlyrecommend working with a massage therapist in your area who knows and believes in TriggerPoint Therapy who can treat you and check if you are doing it right. If you have a pain in your body and want tofind out if Trigger Point Therapy can help, let me know and I will cover in the futuretutorials. Holistically speaking I would avoid

Swiss Ball Core Back Strengthening Exercises Basic Ask Jo

Hey everybody, it's Jo. Today we'regoing to talk about some back strengthening exercises. So we talked a little about stretchingexercises, so once you get them stretched out and you work on it a little bit, the SwissBall here, that's what this big bouncy ball is, is great for working out your core, yourtrunk stability muscles. All those muscles around here help out your back. So you wantto keep them nice and strong, nice and straight. As you're working, you want to hold thoseab muscles in the whole time. You want to keep them nice and tight, but you want tobe able to talk. Mine are contracted right now, but I'm talking to you. And that's whatI want you to be able to do. So the big thing with

the Swiss Ball, is it gives you a surfacethat's an unstable surface. So, if you're not squeezing those ab muscles tight, you'regonna kind of be rolling around everywhere. So even just sitting on a Swiss Ball, if you'rereading a book, watching TV, at your computer, this is going to help strengthen those muscles.The first exercise I'm gonna have you do is called a pelvic tilt. Now we talked aboutthe pelvic tilts a little bit for stretching when you were lying down. Now this one's actuallygonna be some strengthening. The key when you're on the Swiss Ball is you want yourback to stay nice and straight. You don't want you upper body swinging around. You wantthose muscles to stay tight to keep you from

falling off the ball. So I usually have everybodyjust kind of have you feet about shoulder width apart so that gives you some good balance.Now the first time you get on a Swiss Ball, you might roll right off, so be very carefulif you're starting for the first time. Get a friend to hold on to it for you. If youdon't have anybody with you, lean it up against the wall so you have something holding onto it. You can even start off holding on to it yourself and that will give you a littlemore stability. So you can start doing your exercises like this, and once you feel likeyou've got the balance a little bit, then you can let go, put them in your lap and thatwill be a little bit harder for you. When

you get a Swiss Ball, you want it to be highenough where your knee angle is about a 90 degree angle. This one might be a little bitlow for me, but that's just because it needs a little more air. But really close to 90is what you want. So the first thing we're going to do, we're gonna do those pelvic tilts.So what I want you to do is I don't want you rolling back and forth like this, rememberwe want our upper body to stay nice and straight, and you're just rolling at your pelvis. So,it's a little provocative, but this is really getting those lower muscles working, moving,getting them a little stronger. Remember, you wanna keep those ab muscles nice and tightwhile you're doing it. Now, when you're on

the Swiss Ball, you don't wanna go all outbecause you'll be sore later. So start off with just about 10 in each direction. Whereyou're really trying to go to the back, go to the front. Nice and controlled. The ball'snot rolling around. You're not rolling around. Your upper body staying nice and straight.The next one you're gonna do, is then a side to side tilt. We call this a lateral tilt.Same kind of thing, you want to keep your upper body straight, but you're just tippingyour hips up and down. Just back and forth, get about 10 times. Then what you can do,we call hula hoop or some circles. You're just rotating that around. Now remember, youdon't wanna be doing this. You want that upper

body to be straight, but you want those hipsto be moving. Rolling them around. Then go back the other way. Rolling them around. Alright,good. Now that those are nice and loose, you can start adding some combination moves toget those muscles really working. So the first thing I'm gonna have you do, remember youcan hold on if you need to cause this is gonna be really hard the first time you do it. Whatyou're gonna do is your gonna just take your foot, and lift it about that much off theground. You don't have to lift it high, but you're just gonna lift it off the ground.And then you're gonna slowly come back down. Now remember the key is control, so you'renot doing this, cause then that's not working

Leave a Reply