Sciatica, piriformis syndrome, restless leg: The best 5 stretches

Back pain, Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Hip pain, Leg pain, Low back pain, Sciatic pain, Stretching (Active Isolated method)

For anyone with piriformis syndrome, restless leg syndrome, low back pain, hip pain, buttock pain, sciatica pain, thigh pain and back leg pain, these 5 specific stretches will help. If you feel discomfort or pain when you stretch, that’s the place that needs it. You won’t harm yourself even if it hurts if you stretch […]

June 21, 2009

Restless leg syndrome pain: Treatment of Krystal S.

Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Leg pain, Piriformis syndrome, Restless leg syndrome (RLS), Scoliosis, Structural asymmetry

When muscle tension and hyperactivity from Trigger Points are the cause of RLS, Neuromuscular Therapy is very successful in relieving symptoms and sometimes eliminating this disturbing condition. When an initial series of appointments works, but symptoms return, underlying or perpetuating factors need to be discovered. Treatment in the case of Krystal S. in my Neuromuscular […]

June 18, 2009

Foot pain with tight calves: Treatment

Foot pain, Leg pain, Muscle information, Neuromuscular therapy, Stretching (Active Isolated method)

Neuromuscular Therapy treatment  for foot pain involves releasing the tension and Trigger Points in the calf muscles and then keeping them stretched to prevent shortening.  Flushing comes first to clear accumulated wastes that cause pain from the calf and increase blood flow to bring nutrients, oxygen and healing cells to the muscles. Compression of the muscle […]

April 27, 2009

Foot pain from tight calves: A little known source

Acute pain, Chronic pain, Foot pain, Leg pain, Lower leg pain, Muscle information, Neuromuscular therapy

People with foot pain usually think of the condition called plantar fasciitis, but there is another source that is easier and less painful to treat. It’s caused by Trigger Points in the calf muscles.  Two of those muscles, the gastrocnemius and the soleus have referred pain patterns into the foot, one to the underside of […]

April 25, 2009

Knee pain climbing stairs: A Neuromuscular Therapy point of view

Acute pain, Chronic pain, Knee pain, Leg pain, Muscle information, Neuromuscular therapy

As a Neuromuscular Therapist, how do I think about knee pain? First, I think about which Trigger Points refer to the patient’s pain location.  Second, with any joint pain, when medically treatable conditions have been attended to, I treat all of the muscles that cross the knee to release pressure on the joint.  Third, I […]

April 22, 2009

Butt and leg pain from a herniated disc: A Neuromuscular Therapist’s point of view

Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Foot pain, Hip pain, Leg pain, Neuromuscular therapy

As a Neuromuscular Therapist, how do I think about the muscle pain and numbness caused by a herniated disc? Whenever there is a problem in the low back such as a herniated disc, the nerve signals generated by the irritation there can cause symptoms down into the muscles along the nerve pathway that can persist long […]

April 3, 2009