Trigger Point Behind Knee For Sciatica

Sciatica Leg Pain Relief

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symtoms. \parYou chiropractor can tell the difference between these two. True sciatica and a piriformismuscle problem. I'm going to show you a stretch to get rid of the piriformis muscle problemand the resultant leg pain. If you do this stretch and notice your leg pain startingto decrease, you probably didn't have true sciatica and that's great, because sciaticais harder to treat. \par So you want to sit fairly close to the walland swing your legs up so your heels touch the wall. If you leg pain is on the left,then take your left ankle and place it over your left knee. Now some of you might findthat this position is already very difficult

to get into because your piriformis musclehas become very tight. If you want to increase the stretch, shuffle up closer to the wallwith your buttocks. If you want to deepen the stretch yet again, slide your right foot down thewall so that your knee is bent. You can increase the stretch by gently bringing the left kneetoward your opposite shoulder. That is the perfect position to lie in for the next sixtyseconds using your breathing to relax. \par Do the stretch on both sides, even if yoursymptoms are only on the left, as you need to stay symmetrical. 60 seconds on both sides.Remember to increase the stretch by pulling your knee gently toward the opposite shoulderor by sliding the opposite leg down the wall.

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What is Sciatica

Sciatica is a type of pain that stems fromthe irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nervein the human body running from the spinal cord through the buttocks and down each legany right below the knee. Common symptoms are leg pain tingling andnumbness in the leg and feet, and pain throughout the lower back and buttocks. To diagnose a physician will conduct thoroughphysical exam of the patient to asses' tenderness over certain areas of the spine along withthe monitoring mobility of lower extremities as well as doing the neurological examination.There are several treatment options for sciatica.

Natural types of therapy like exercise, physicaltherapy, massage, a balanced nutritious diet and rest have found the aid in the relieffrom sciatica. For patients with more severe cases of sciaticainterventional types of treatment can be explored. These include epidural steroid injectionsas well as potential trigger point injections. Techniques like biofeedback and spinal cordstimulation have also been effective to decrease patient's symptoms.

Trigger Point Myofascial Release with Balls Ask Jo

Ohh! Yayyy! Hey everybody, it's Jo.Today I'm gonna talk about pressure point release or trigger point releases with a pressureball. These balls were actually sent to me by King Athletic and if you'd like to findout some more information about them, you can go to KingAthletic . I really likethese pressure point balls because they're a lacrosse style ball. You can use a tennisball, a golf ball, or a racquet ball, but their different densities are sometimes notquite as good for pressure point release. A tennis ball's a little bit squishier, agolf ball's really hard, and a racquet ball is kind of squish, too. This is somewherein the middle where it has a little bit of

give so it's not super hard, but it's niceand firm where you can really get that specific trigger or pressure point. They come in anice orange color. And they also come in green! Which is my favorite color. They also comewith a nice carrying case, so if you're traveling with them they fit in the bag and they canfit in your case and you can just take them along with you. One of the nice ones to startoff with is a pressure point on the bottom of your foot where your plantar fascia is.So you can start off with actually just finding that point and pushing you foot down on it,or you can actually roll the ball on your foot and get that whole fascia area whichis really nice. When you're first starting

off, you don't want to push super hard becauseyou're gonna feel it a lot. But as you get going, you can start pushing a little bitharder. and get a little more pressure in there to relieve those tender points and pressurepoints in there. So now I'm gonna show you some lying down. Another great place to usethe pressure point ball is right underneath your bottom where your glutes and your piriformisare. So you can just kind of lean in to it if you just need a little bit of pressureto start, and then you can actually roll over to it and sit on it, but try and relax thatmuscle. The reason that I really like these is because you can do pressure points withyour hand, you can push in with your thumb,

but then you really wear out your hand. Sothis is a great way to protect your body as well as get that pressure point release. Soit's really nice in there. You can hold it for about 510 seconds to start off with,and if it feels really good, then you can work your way up to about 30 seconds. Anothergreat spot is the SI Joint. A lot of times people have a really big tender point, pressurepoint right at that SI Joint. Sometimes if it's slightly out of alignment you can usethis to help it get back aligned. So just right under those little dimple spots on yourback just put the ball and slowly lie down on to it. Again, you can lean over a littlebit if you don't want a whole lot of pressure

to start off with, but then if it feels good,you can kind of lean over and use your body weight to get a little more pressure on therewhich makes it feel really nice. Now remember, you don't want just pain, pain, you want thatquot;hurts so goodquot; kind of feeling so it feels good even though it hurts a little bit. Ifit just hurts, hurts, you shouldn't use it. And then you can also go up to your levatorscap muscle which is the one that pulls up your scapula. This is one that gets really,really tight and sensitive if you are stressed out and you hold your shoulders up, if youwork on the computer a lot and you keep your arms up like that. And so that's right thereright on the top of that shoulder blade. Again,

you can take that ball and just lay down onthat spot. If you want to kind of move your body a little bit over on to it, you'll knowwhen you hit it because it feels different than just laying on it on a muscle that'snot tightened up. So those were your exercises for trigger point releases with the massageballs. If you'd like to find out more about the King Athletic Balls that I used, go toKingAthletic . If you're interested in purchasing these, you can go to my websitein our product store at AskJo products. If you have any questions, leave them in thecomments section. Don't forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter. And remember, besafe, have fun, and I hope you feel better

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