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
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Knee Pain Stretches Exercises Ask Jo
Hey everybody it's Jo. I've beengetting a lot of questions about knee pain. Knee pain is actually probably the secondmost common thing that we see next to back pain. And that simply because you can getthat OA in there. And when I say OA I don't mean old age. It actually stands for Osteoarthritis.And you can even start getting that as early as 25 to 30 years old. So when you start feelingsome aching in your bones and your joints and your knee, these are some stretches you cando to kind of work it out a little bit. And remember, once you stretch you need to strengthen.Already let's get started with some of the stretches. The first thing I'm gonna haveyou do is I'm gonna have you straighten
out your leg. We're gonna work out the jointa little bit, get some movement in there and get it loosened up. So we're gonna bring outour trusty belt, or dog leash if you have one, I usually take off my shoes for thisone casue it's gonna help you slide a little bit. If you need a towel underneath you cando that, doing it in bed seems to help a lot because it's a little more slick on yoursheets so you'll get a little more movement. I'm gonna have you put the belt around yourfoot, anywhere that's comfortable, and your gonna bring your knee up. If you need a littlehelp, a little over pressure stretch, that's what the belt is for. So you're just gonnakind of slide it up, get a good bend in there.
And just a little pause with this one, maybejust a 5 to 10 second pause, and then you're gonna come back down. But the movement inthe join is what's gonna loosen it up, so you wanna do this continuously. A little pauseat the top, maybe you can go a little further the next time, and then come back down. Soyou wanna do that about 8 or 10 times, really getting that joint moving. And then stretchingit as far as you can, and coming back down. Now we're going to move the kneecap arounda little bit. This is your patella, they might call it a patella, you might say quot;say whatéquot;,but it's basically your knee cap on top. The key to moving around your kneecap is thatyour leg has to be relaxed. If you're squeezing
your muscles tight, that's pushing it downinto your joint and it's not gonna move, so you really want your leg to be relaxed,you can kind of hit it a little bit that helps those muscles relax a little bit. And allyou're gonna do is your just gonna start moving it back and forth, side to side. That'sthe first one. The first couple times it might be hard, it's not knowing what's goingon, so your muscles are tightening up a little bit, you can push pretty hard, getting thatmovement in there. Go side to side a little bit, and you can go front to back a littlebit. You're just moving it back and forth. If you have some osteoarthritis in there youmight feel a little bit of crunching going
on. That's ok. That's what we call crepitus,and that's just that arthritis in there. You keep moving it as much as you can. Thisimportance of this is the patella is connected to your quadricep tendon up here, and yourpatellar tendon down there. Those, if they're tight, push that kneecap down and you'renot gonna get as much bend in your knee. So the key here is to get that kneecap moving,and then you'll have more room to bend that knee if it's feeling really tight. Backand forth. Up and Down. Ok. So now we're just gonna do some stretches of the muscles.You've got the joint loosened up a little bit, no we're gonna stretch out those musclesa little bit. I'm gonna have you bring back
out your belt, and we're gonna this timeput it around the balls of our feet. So not your toes, but just below your toes, righton the ball there, and you're gonna keep your leg straight. This is gonna stretch outour calf muscle underneath. The calf actually, those tendons kind of cross the knee so youreally wanna get those stretched out. You're gonna relax your foot, and you're gonnapull it towards you as much as you can. Now if your knee starts bending a little bit,then you're pulling too hard and your changing the muscle your stretching. So you want thatleg to be straight. And you're gonna pull. And of course this is a stretch so you wannahold if for 30 seconds and you wanna do it