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WHO TO BLAME FOR SCIATIC PAIN

PIRIFORMIS PAIN = “PAIN IN THE BUTT”
 
FACT #1: If your PIRIFORMIS is TIGHT you may experience:
 
– runners or jumpers knee (knee pain)
– SI joint dysfunction
– SCIATICA
– hip impingement
 
FACT #2: If your PIRIFORMIS is TIGHT your movement may be altered by:
 
– your knee bowing out as you squat
– you hip hiking as you walk
 
Now, I don’t like to use a whole lot of anatomical terms when explaining pain and performance to people, so instead of thinking this as an anatomy lesson let’s think of this as lesson in “Learning Who Your Enemies Are.”

Unfortunately your piriformis may be the reason why you experience a back that radiates down your leg. When you look at the anatomy, you will quickly understand just how little space there is between your tailbone, hip socket and upper leg. We can totally appreciate then how it easy it must be for our priformis muscle and the sciatic nerve to just simply run out of room to co-exist.

The piriformis helps connect the leg to hip. This means if there is a problem in the foot or lower leg, this muscles can easily get stressed out.

The piriformis helps connect the leg to hip. This means if there is a problem in the foot or lower leg, this muscles can easily get stressed out.

 

Essentially what can happen with sciatic pain, is bones run out of space and the muscle can smash up against this nerve and the end result is IRRITATION!!!

Here is a simple list of posture and positions that can contribute to this:

-lack of flexibility in back and butt
-weakness in core
-sitting on a wallet
-poor seated, standing, or lying posture

Fortunately, if you use the VIDEO  provided as a guide you may be able to release a trigger point that has developed and alleviate some of the pain.

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