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Sciatica, Degenerative Discs and Trigger Points

Many clients come to me with pain that their doctor has called “sciatica.” Sciatica originally referred to a painful inflammation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve emerges from the lower lumbar vertebrae and upper sacral segments (L4-S3) and innervates the majority of the gluteal region, posterior thigh and the lower leg. “Sciatica” is now commonly …

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Trigger Points – Pain in the Achilles Tendon

Client’s Description People primarily complain of pain along the Achilles and arch of the foot while walking over uneven terrain such as trails or loose gravel. This usually starts with pain and instability when raising up into the toes of that foot. This can dramatically impact the performance athletes that have a lot of twisting on a …

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Trigger Points – Pain in the heel when walking

People complain of pain on the bottom of the heel of the foot, especially with pressure on the heel and while the foot is being twisted. It is worse when walking on uneven surfaces. They often get some relief from a padded heel cup or supportive shoes that have a stiffer outer sole and reduce …

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Ice Plunges For The Ankle and Foot with Video Demo

This is an amazingly effective therapy for sprains/strains and other trauma to connective tissue and joints. My clients who are competitive athletes find it to be one of the fastest ways to recovery from injury. Clients that plunge once or twice a day for several days usually have amazing progress and recovery. One client who …

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Understanding Trigger Points: Painful, Unstable Ankle

Client’s Description People often come in complaining that they have twisted their ankle and wonder if it is sprained. They associate it to stepping off a curb where the ball of the foot hits the curb and the outside edge of the foot twists down. Others come in complaining that the ankle feels weak and painful. …

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