Sciatic Nerve Pain During Pregnancy
I need your advice regarding sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy. Pregnancy makes any sciatic nerve problems you have worse as it does carpal tunnel syndrome. I don’t have carpal tunnel syndrome. The extra liters of fluids sloshing around your body lead to extra pressure in the joints, whether your wrists or your ankles, which can put pressure on every nerve. That doesn’t help me do much about it. Drink more water and fewer dehydrating drinks like caffeinated soda or coffee so reduce the amount of water retention.
That sounds counter intuitive. Then there’s the same advice they have for when your feet hurt due to fluid build up; put your feet up. Do you realize the sciatic nerve is in the back? It usually takes the form of leg pain caused by the sciatic nerve getting pinched. Laying on your side to avoid putting pressure on it is one alternative. I don’t think that’s enough. If the sciatic pain is due to a herniated disk, you have to meet with a regarding.
Your options, because the strain on the back is only going to grow along with the baby. I’ve never been diagnosed with a herniated disk. There are some people who use a chiropractor for treatment of sciatica. It is a little hard for me to fit on the table with this growing load up front. The same tables with holes on them that let pregnant women get a massage laying flat on their stomach are available to chiropractors; you simply need to find someone who has one of them. And the skills and expertise to not make things worse.
I’ve heard of acupuncture used as a source of pain relief. And it is one of the safer ones since you can’t take a lot of pain relievers when pregnant. Safe only if you consider getting needles safe. We talked about how you can lay down to avoid putting more pressure on the nerve. You may also do it to rest the muscles that may be strained and mistaken for sciatica. I know what sciatica is; I’ve had flare ups before. Then you may need to work on building core muscles and flexibility of various joints.
This is exactly the wrong time to work on a strength building routine. Whether yoga or physical therapy, it could reduce the muscle pain and spasms as well as the muscle relaxants you aren’t supposed to take right now. There are other injections they can try. And how much of that isn’t allowed because of the risks when you’re pregnant? And you certainly don’t want to try the surgeries they offer to treat sciatica. I’m trying to avoid a Csection. Regular exercise to reduce the strain and pain are recommended, as long as it is the.
Right type. I’ve already been told not to turn and lift or twist because carrying the baby is workout enough on my lower back. Though if going for a walk makes the muscle pains stronger and harder and they are already on a rhythm, you may be in labor. Then I have a short term answer and solution to the pregnancy related sciatica.
Water Exercise Basic Walking Aquatic Therapy Ask Jo
Cannon ball! Hey everybody, it’s Jo! It’s a beautiful day to do some aquatic therapy. A big thank you to my uncle for letting us borrow his pool for the day. Today, I am going to show you some aquatic therapy gait exercises. This is just to get you warmed up, get everything stretched, get everything moving, and then I’ll show you some other tutorials for the exercises, and everything. In the pool, it’s very easy to not have proper technique. It ‘s very easy to just swing your body, be all over the place, but it’s really important to work on your technique because you don’t have to worry about falling. So it’s all about exaggerating your techniques and getting the stretches you need. So starting off it’s going to be.
Simple walking forwards and backwards, and sideways, and some marching. But it’s really important to do the proper technique. When we are walking, naturally we hit our heel first, and then roll off onto our toes. If we have an injury, then we don’t necessarily do that all the time. So just exaggerated the movement. Try and keep your body upright while you are walking. Hitting your heel first, and rolling off onto your toes. Heel first rolling onto your toe, keeping your body upright. Again, heel first, push off on your toes. See, I’m still keeping my upper body nice and straight. I’m not leaning forward, I’m not leaning back. I’m keeping my body upright. Do that about 3 or 4 laps. Then you are going.
To go backwards. Now your toes are going to hit first. So toe, roll back on your heel. Toe, roll back on your heel. It’s really easy to start leaning back. Try not to lean back. If you leaning back, you’re going too fast. Toe, heel. Toe, heel. After you do that about 3 or 4 times, the next one is going sideways. Sidestepping. With sidestepping, it really for people to end up turning their foot out. You want to keep your toes pointed straight the whole time. Because if you turn your foot out, you are using different muscles. We want to work the outside of our muscles right now. So keep those toes pointing forward, not out, but stepping with those toes forward the whole time. Sidestepping, keeping that upright posture.
Tuck those tummy muscles in, and then come back. Then the next one is going to be marching. Bringing the knee up, alternating sides. So pulling that knee up as close to the surface as you can get. Again, not leaning back, not leaning forward, keeping that body upright. Really driving that knee up. So those were the basic gait exercises in the pool. Those were your aquatic therapy exercises. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments section, and if you would like to check out some other tutorials, go to askjo . Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter. Remember, be safe, have fun, and I hope you feel better soon!.