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Sciatic Nerve

This is your sciatic nerve!

It is the largest nerve in the body.
Sciatic pain can be caused from a variety of reasons. Perhaps an injury has damaged the nerve, or perhaps wear and tear means a bulging spinal disc is pressing on the nerve. 76 more words


Massage & Sciatica

Sciatica is inflammation of the sciatic nerve. Pain usually originates in the lower back or hip & travels down one side of the posterior thigh & leg, but both sides may be affected. 565 more words


New Routine

I, like many runners, have weak glutes.  This manifests in calves, knees, hamstrings, and in my case…hips.  I fall victim to piriformis syndrome as a result of my hip weaknesses.   331 more words




5 minute PVC turkish get-ups


100′ walking lunges

50 sit-ups

100′ walking lunges

10 turkish get -ups 45/35

100′ walking lunges

50 sit-ups… 13 more words


Reason #237 to get out of your fitness rut

I’m definitely in a rut, and yesterday I decided I was done being in a rut. So I stood up, did 10 lunges on each leg, 10 air squats, and 10 bridge ups. 358 more words

Physical Therapy

New York Marathon Training Update: Injury

I’d like to start this post by saying a huge thank you to everyone who has donated to my Bloodwise fundraising page so far. You can find out more about why I’m running the New York Marathon and fundraising for… 793 more words


Piriformis syndrome: rehabbing a real pain in the ass

So it’s official: I’m a tight-ass. But only one butt cheek is afflicted.

After a trip to the chiropractor to make sure my back was on point after sudden stiffness and pain after deadlifting, it turned out my shooting hip pain and sciatica was being caused by piriformis syndrome. 400 more words

Foam Rolling