Sciatica Running Hamstring

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

Strained Hamstring Treatments Huntington Beach

Strained Hamstring Treatments Hi I'm Sebastian Gonzales. Today we'regoing to be doing a tutorial on hamstrings and why this sucks. So basically hamstrings area very, very complex injury. It reoccurs a lot. Sometimes people feel it pops when ithappens, some people don't. But I found out that it seems like a lot of people havebasically not taking the necessary steps they needed, to probably rehab with minor hamstringissues. With hamstrings it's really important to be able to talk to the client while you'reworking on them. I've noticed that the hamstring you just got to get deep in there sometimesto find the right spot. I've had some problems

with my hamstring, and I know for a fact thatafter somebody worked on them for about 10 minutes, and he just take very superficially,just getting in and staying really superficial. I didn't feel like he got it really at all,and he thought he got it. But really what it comes down to is you've got to talk tothe person, and kind of see where the spot is, because sometimes it will be very focusedto really small spot. It's the only problem they're feelings, seems like it tightensup after they run. The way hamstring injuries typically occur, most people we spoke to sayit happens with quick starts or overstriding. You can feel them so many different ways.I know with me personally I felt that just

in this region here, right when I was sprintingit felt like someone shocked me or 1:33 me. I actually looked around to see if someonehad 1:37 me. So it can happen in so many different ways, but it's important to realise thatthis pop that some people is looking for, is not the only time when you have hamstringinjuries. Over use, repetitive stress injuries, evenproblems where you have strength issues into the pelvis, can create over use or demandof the hamstring is when you're performing. Essentially it's like you would rub a ropeover a jagged corner. As muscles seems to work really hard, the muscle has to constantlyrepair them and it makes them really strong,

yet less elastic kind of like bone. When youbreak a bone the callus that's formed is much stronger than the surrounding tissue.But then again we're taking about muscles, you need elastic properties. It's reallyimportant to get looked at very early when you have hamstring issues. Mainly becauseeven with large tears, grade 2 tears, and we're talking about grade 2 tears becauseit's a little bit out of the scope of this tutorial. But grade 2, grade 1 we're lookingat basically the muscle starts to fray. There's certain sections that have basically beentorn, in a nutshell. That area basically it starts to heal up witha gelatinous substance which will essentially

form a callus, almost kind of like a brokenbone and it will start to bring the ends together. There's certain time periods with your healing,but its super critical to actually do active stretching, dynamic exercise. Stuff that youcan really help out with the healing process of the muscle. What I like to use with thisis you might think your hamstring is feeling good, but essentially if you think about abuilding. If you look at a building you can say a hundred percent it's made of woodor steel, you don't actually know. So the same thing when it comes to the legtoo is what's the integrity of the muscle underneath it. So it's really importantto get with somebody early on to properly

rehab this type of condition. Also to knowon hamstring conditions, I think is really good research out there lately about eccentricloading of the muscle. I think really early you can use some good exercise strengtheningwith eccentric loading. Thanks for watching. If you guys have questions, feel free to emailme on my website, or check out our EBook that's “Prevention of Overuse in Sports Injuries�.

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