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Glute pain, Hip?

meital2010-07-05 10:54:07 +0000 #1
Hi,

I'm new to the list. My name's Maya. I hope you can help me with this problem I have. I'd go to a yoga therapist, but live in the middle of nowhere

I have this pain, I'm not sure how to localise it (don't know the muscles well enough) and not sure the cause. It's in the hip & glute area, right side, and is now moving up my lower back and down my leg. The pain is in the back, outer side.

I would really appreciate any advice you can give (yoga poses, etc.)

Much obliged

Maya

Mei-Tal@wvwc.edu
Hubert2010-07-05 10:58:30 +0000 #2
Sounds like sciatica.

Though I am not a trainer, I do practice yoga, and I suffer of lower back pain, too.

It is often one sided.

I do Virabhadrasana, Ado Mukha Svanasana, and Baddha Konasana, to relax the hip joint. Most of the time, the real cause of low back pain is the shortness of the hip flexor muscles (iliopsoas)

Of course, your description is breef, so it might be something different. If it's sciatica, you should rest until the pain lessens, than start easy exercises.

Stretching the front thigh muscles, strenghtening the abdominal belt also helps a lot. Do not sit more than 30-40 minutes in one session, stand up, walk with an erect back, try to walk for at least 15-20 minutes daily.

Do not force forward bends.

So if your problem is what I think it is, all the above will help you. But you will know it better ... just pay attention to the signals of your body. Do not force anything. Maintain the postures only for 20 seconds, than rest, relax the muscles, massage the streched parts, than try it again. If you feel acute pain, stop at once.
meital2010-07-05 11:33:01 +0000 #3
Hubert

Thanks for your kind reply.

Isn't sciatica supposed to begin in the lower back? This pain I have started in the back hip area, not the lower back. Hmmm.

Thanks

Maya

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