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Self-Care – Buttock Pain with Tightness in the Back

Here, you will find strategies for relief from the self-care of buttock pain with a tightness that can extend into the back. For more information about how people describe this pattern, look at this other post. Reaching and Twisting This sort of movement stresses the erectors of the back. In addition, many people have an …

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Self-Care – Stiff Low Back Pain to the Crest of the Hip

Here, you will find strategies for relief from stiff low back pain that focuses on the crest of the hip. For more information about how people describe this pattern look at this other post. Reaching and Twisting This sort of movement stresses the erectors of the back. In addition, many people have an unstable or …

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Self Care – Painful, Unstable Ankle

Here, you will find strategies for relief from a painful, unstable ankle. For more information about how people describe this pattern, look at this other post. Mild Sprain? In the first 48 hours, R.I.C.E. Rest is important to help the ankle repair and recover. Ice reduces swelling and inflammation while improving circulation. The ice plunges …

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Self-Care – Side of Hip Pain from Childbirth or Cycling

Here, you will find self-care activities that will help relieve the pain in the side of the hip and “nervy” pain in the groin, which is created by the obturator externus. If you’d like to read more about how people describe this pain and the activities that aggravate it, look at this other post. Don’t …

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Self-Care Wide Band of Pain Across Top of Hips

Avoid abdominal work that crunches the abdomen until you get this worked out. Twisting exercises tend to be less likely to agitate this trigger point. This version of the teaser shows how she has rolled onto the top of her sacrum, which focuses the contraction on the lower abdomen and activates this pain pattern. A …

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Self Care – Sharp Pain Across Top of Hips

Here, you will find self-care for relief from sharp pain across the top of your hips. I probably give this post to more clients than any other to help with low back pain. If you’d like to read more about how people describe the pattern, see an example and review activities that aggravate it take …

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Self Care – Stiff and Slow When Rising From Seated Position

Client Description Here, you will find self-care for relief when you are painfully stiff and slow when rising from a seat. If you’d like to read more about how people describe this pain or aggravate the condition, look at this other post. Help Yourself Use the arms of the chair to help push yourself out …

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Self Care – Pain through the SI Joint when standing on one foot

Here, you will find ways to get relief on your own from pain through your sacroiliac (SI) joint when stepping onto one foot. In this case, the hip feels unhinged and fragile. Often, this is associated with a sharp, stiff pain in the low back. How people describe this pain and the activities that activate …

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