Stretches

Piriformis Syndrome: A Real Pain in the Butt

Piriformis Syndrome: A Real Pain in the Butt

Piriformis Syndrome Common Symptoms Achy pain in the glute region Sciatica or shooting pain down the back of the leg Tightness in the hip especially while sitting Low back pain/Hip Pain Piriformis syndrome is due to tightness in the piriformis muscle which leads to sciatica, or shooting nerve pain down the back of the leg. The root cause of the problem is often a misalignment in the low back/pelvis which leads to chronic spasm in the piriformis muscle. The sciatic nerve runs very near this muscle and in some people it runs directly through this muscle; therefore, when the piriformis…

DIY Exercise of the Week: Towel Crunches for Heel Pain

DIY Exercise of the Week: Towel Crunches for Heel Pain

Towel Crunches for Heel Pain If you suffer from heel pain such as plantar fasciitis, then this is a great strengthening exercise for you. The purpose of this exercise is to strengthen the muscles on the bottom of your feet so that you improve plantar fasciitis pain. One of the main responsibilities of the plantar fascia is to provide support to the bottom of your foot. It acts as a shock absorber for when you take a step and put weight on your foot. For this reason, it is a common condition in runners and/or people on their feet all day.…

DIY Stretch of the Week: Bruegger’s Stretch

DIY Stretch of the Week: Bruegger’s Stretch

Bruegger’s stretch is one of my favorite stretches/exercises. No matter what your age or how poor your posture, you can do this one at work or at home on the couch while eating ice cream.  It can make a big difference in not only maintaining correct posture but also improving your current posture. Correct posture is something we need to be more aware of because of the stress bad posture puts on our spines. If you want to get out of pain, you’ve got to start implementing some of these posture exercises into your daily routine. Check out our last week’s…