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
The Sciatica Pain Relieving Cushion
For sciatic sufferers, standing andwalking can be painful, but sitting isn't much better. That's because most chairs createpressure points on your body. This seat cushion helps relieve the paincaused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. Designed by a , the cushion has a slopedsurface that redistributes pressure from the sciatic nerve to the pelvis. Thecushion reduces pressure points in the lower back, buttocks, and thighs, andpromotes healthy spine alignment. Its plump padding and soft cover let you sitcomfortably for long periods. And its
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Ergo21 LiquiCell Bicycle Seat Cushion Review Ask Jo
Hey everybody, it's Jo. And it's productreview time again. The folks at Ergo21 sent me their LiquiCell Bicycle Seat Cushion. It'sreally nice cause it comes in two different sizes. This is the regular size that fitsmost bikes, and this is the large size for maybe something with a bigger seat like abike in the gym, a more stationary kind of bike. Again, with the liquicell technology,which you can see here. It's inside, it's already in the bike cushion, but this is howit sits underneath the top here. And when I push, the fluid moves around, and what thatdoes is that helps increase circulation in your bottom so it doesn't give a shearingaction. And that shearing action is bad cause
it can tear the fibers in your muscle andcause a lot of problems, so if you're a big cyclist and you do those 80 and 90 mile rides,it's nice to have something to help it kind of constantly move, even though you don'tfeel it, it's not like you're on a boat when you're riding your bike. But it's moving underneathjust enough to keep it nice and smooth and not maybe have pressure sores in there whenyou're riding for a long time. And also here, it's got the drawstring so it's really easyto just slip right on to the seat, and you can see here it's also got the nonslip, likemost of the cushions do, so once you put it on, it stays in place. It is also made ofa custom density foam on the inside. And what
the folks at Ergo21 did was they had a lotof people saying quot;hey, you know I'm riding my bike for a long time, it's really uncomfortableon my bottom, can you maybe hook me up with something nice.quot; So they bought a whole bunchof bike seats and actually cut em open, dissected them, checked them out to see what was workingand what wasn't working. And a lot of the other seats had a mold, molded kind of foamin there that's not very comfortable. So this is a custom density foam. And it absorbs thevibrations while you're riding on the road. Or if you're in the gym doing one of thosecycling classes, it absorbs all those vibrations in there so it doesn't hurt your bottom asmuch. So it actually takes away some of that
butt pain, um if you have the hip pain, oreven groin pain when you're riding, this helps absorb all of that shock to help protect it.And then sometimes people might even have that sciatic pain and it should help withthis as well. So I do have a stationary bike, so I'm gonna show you how easy it is to putthe cushion on. So here's Bessie, my trusty bike. And you just slip it on the front first,go around the edges, pull the drawstring tight, make sure it's on, hop on, and go for a ride!And there you have it. That's your Ergo21 LiquiCell Bike Seat Cushion. If you have anyquestions, leave them in the comments section. If you'd like to check out some other tutorialsgo to AskJo . If you'd like to find
out more about the seat cushion or the LiquiCelltechnology, go to ergo21 . And if you'd like to purchase the cushion, go to AskJo productsSo remember, be safe, have fun, and I hope you feel better soon.