Numbness in the thigh, a case study, part 2

Acute pain, Back pain, Back surgery, Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Leg pain, Low back pain, Muscle information, Nerve entrapment, Numbness, Structural asymmetry, Surgery

A lower limb length inequality (LLLI) is a factor in the case of numbness in the skin on the outside of this man’s thigh. (Let’s call him Patrick.) Doing a quick check visually, there is a significant difference between the length of his legs, so he bought one of the little inexpensive heel lifts you’ll […]

October 16, 2010

Restless leg syndrome: Perpetuating factors

Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Hip pain, Leg pain, Piriformis syndrome, Restless leg syndrome (RLS), Scoliosis, Structural asymmetry, Tips for therapists

According to Travell & Simons in their Trigger Point Manual, “In patients with chronic myofascial pain, attention to perpetuating factors often spells the difference between sucessful and failed therapy.” Perpetuating factors in the case of Krystal S. were an important consideration in reducing the need for continued treatment for restless leg syndrome at my Neuromuscular […]

June 20, 2009

Restless leg syndrome pain: A Neuromuscular Therapy point of view

Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Leg pain, Muscle information, Neuromuscular therapy, Piriformis syndrome, Restless leg syndrome (RLS), Scoliosis

So how do I think about RLS? What jumps out at me is the “restless” part. The muscles are hyperactive. What can cause that? Well, I’m a Neuromuscular Therapist and when you’re a hammer everything looks like a nail, so I go right to Trigger Points! Trigger points are hyperactive. They are working 24/7. They […]

June 16, 2009