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
HOME REMEDIES FOR SCIATICA PAIN PART 2 II 2 II
Welcome to health care at home In our previous episode we were talking about Sciatica pain As i told you earlier that if you are suffering from Sciatica pain , you have to take hot compress. The compress i am telling you is Hot Cold compress. Hot compress sooth the tensed nerves cold compress sooth the swelled nerves. Take a bucket of water water put rock slt in it and prepare this bucket. And take normal water in second bucket take 2 towels Dip the towel with the hot water and squeeze it now put the towel to the problem area cover it.
till the time you keep feel the warmth , let the towel be on your body. Now dip the towel in to cold water squeeze it then put it on the problem area. do this remedy for half n hour and within this time you will get relief. Don't take the cold compress if you have circulatory problem. Along with this let me tell you a remedy. whenever you take milk put 810 chopped garlic cloves. put them at the time of heating the milk then consume it. and you will notice that you will get relief in sciatica pain Along with this taking proper nap is necessary as in with proper nap your muscles sooth your sciatica nerve will be relaxed.
make sure that you sleep in dark, means there should be no artificial lights in the room. if you will sleep in the dark room then too your sciatica pain will be relieved. Let me tell you a oil, take 1 cup sesame oil add 3 big spoon of nutmeg powder. and heat it nicely on the low flame after heating up, once its Luke warm then massage it with this oil. Massage with this oil on the problem area and you will be relived. Now, let us talk about what to eaté Eat lots of banana Eat Spinach, Green Peas Dry fruits
Taking honey lemon juice is also very helpful in sciatica pain. What you have to do is Take 1 glass water, put 2 spoon honey squeeze a lemon in it . Use this water 2 times in a day as its very helpful in sciatica pain. Along with this take 250gm of Parijat leaves . put them into 1 litre water and boil them thoroughly when the water is reduces to 34 or 750 ml then then strain the water and keep it into glass bottle add a pinch of saffron and mix it nicely.
Now take 11 cup of this water in morning evening. you will be relived from the sciatica pain. Acupuncture woks well in sciatica pain. if you will take acupuncture treatment from any good acupuncturist. then you will get maximum relief in the sciatica pain. Let me tell you another remedy, Take 150 gm of Carrot potato . wash , peel them and take their juice. this will be almost 1 glass of juice. Now take this juice in the morning. Do this remedy for 2 months you will get relief in the sciatica pain.
Let me tell you an external remedy, take a handful of fenugreek seeds powder mix it in a glass of milk and cook them. cook it till the time it turns into a thick paste. Once the paste is ready then take some amount of it and apply this on the problem area after applying the paste thoroughly let it apply it for 1 hour and then wash it off as this will give you relief in the sciatica pain.