Some of the most uncomfortable pains have to be lower back and hip pain. They are actually caused by the sciatic nerve’s irritation. The worst thing here is that it can spread downwards and affect the feet and limbs as well. A lot of people suffer from this and the pain can be hard to manage among all the other daily routines.
This nerve is located deep int he buttock and due to swelling or constriction of the muscle it might cause some pain or irritation. The main muscle is the one that allows outward movement of the foot, upper leg and hip. If the sciatic nerve passes through the muscle, it might led to sciatica. Fortunately, there are a lot of exercises which can aid with this type of pain. However, before you start them, you need to warm up. For instance, you can climb up and down the stairs, march or take a walk. Just make sure you consult a specialist before you start exercising or stretching and just do exercises that you think you can handle.
Thus, we are here to show you some stretches which can help alleviate these conditions.
THE 10 PIRIFORMIS STRETCHES AND HOW TO DO THEM
1. SEATED STRETCH
First of all, you should sit on a chair and set the leg that is affected over the other one. Just bend forward slightly and keep the back straight. Hold this position for a couple of breaths and try bending further if you do not feel pain. Stay in this position for 30 seconds and release slowly. Do the same with the other leg as well.