Hip Pain Relief Piriformis SI joint Yoga Tune Up
lastly you need to use your Yoga Tune Up Balls to target powerful muscle call the piriformis. the the piriformis is a major muscle in yourbuttocks. that helps to rotate your thigh bone outwards. The muscle starts right about at your SI joint that's called the sacroiliac joint.
You can find it by looking for the dimples in your sacrum There's a little dimple here on the inner edgeof each buttock. so you take your balls and place it right thereon that dimple and then slowly start to shimmy you hips along the muscle from side to side.
the muscle the piriformis overlies the sciatic nerve and often when people have sciatic nerve painit's because the piriformis is so tight now because you're shimmying and your buttocksdo have some amount of size to them from time to time you're gonna have to resetthe balls because your buttocks are going to be pushing the balls out of the way and one more thing to do to get deeper intothat piriformis is to drop one knee the at a time as you shimmy
and he will definitely need to reset yourballs but oh my goodness this is so incredible What a massage, right into that piriformis.
Muscle Cramps Working Out WHAT REALLY CAUSES THEM
'Hey Jeff. This is Chris from Arkansas. I'm34 and I've been a member of ATHLEANX for the last 810 months. My AX JEFF Questionis What's the difference between a cramp anda contractioné During certain moves like Cable Crossovers, I'll get a bad cramp here undermy armpit. When I do things like Bicep Curls, I get abig cramp right here at the front of my arm, and when I try to do things like Barbell HipThrusts, I get Charley Horse cramps in my hamstrings. Now, keep in mind, I do an 812 minute DynamicWarmup prior to working out as well as a
Static Stretch Routine nightly. Thanks for all your information, and keepup the GREAT work.' Thanks Chris. It's actually a really goodquestion. You see, when people tighten up or cramp up during an exercise, the firstthing they think is going on is that they're tight. So they'll start stretching their musclesout. So if you're getting them in your chest, you'll start to stretch your chest out eventhe way I showed you a couple weeks ago. They'll stretch their bicep out, or they'llstretch their hamstring out. The problem a
lot of times is that the cramping is reallya substitution for stability where you're lacking strength. So, if you think about it this way, if youget cramping in your bicep, it might be that your actual bicep isn't able to handle theload that you're subjecting it to, so it cramps to provide stability to the joint,to the elbow, so that you can actually get through the movement without damaging it. But, a cramp isn't a good way to form stabilitybecause a cramp will hurt, as you well know. So, what we want to do is, we want to tryto strengthen the muscles that are cramping
more. And we do this not in a contracted position.So, if you're trying to strengthen the bicep, you would not do it in an exercise that placespeak tension at peak contraction. So, like with a Spider Curl where I'm leaningover, I'm getting peak contraction and peak tension at the same point. That's likely goingto lead to a lot of cramping. The same thing happens with a bridge, as youdescribe, bridging up at peak contraction of the gluts and maybe into the hamstrings.you'regetting a cramp. So what you do is, for the bicep, you tryto get an exercise that places peak tension
in the middle of the strength curve. So, for a Barbell Curl, we get it somewherearound here, but as I get to the very top where I'm fully contracted, I actually don'thave as much tension there. So, you try to increase your strength in allof the exercises that don't place that tension at its highest in the peak contraction state. Once you do that, you'll notice that whenyou build up your strength in those exercises, you go back to doing the exercises that werecausing the problem, and you should have no problems any more.At least you should find it to be dramatically
reduced. Of course, make sure you're drinkingenough and hydrating because a muscle can easily cramp at a lothigher rate and frequency when it's not hydrated, and it's in a dehydrated state, ok. So I hope you found this helpful, and rememberguys, if you want your AX JEFF Question answered here, all you've got to do is make sure yousend me one. Record a tutorial of you asking the questionthat's been most on your mind, and I will do my best to answer it here in a future AXJeff segment. In the meantime, guys, if you found this tutorialhelpful, make sure you leave a comment and
TMJ and Myofascial Pain Syndrome Animation
The temporomandibular joint â€“ the TMJ isthe joint between the lower jawbone the mandible and the temporal bone of the skull.The TMJ is responsible for jaw movement and enables chewing, talking and yawning. Temporomandibulardisorders, or TMD, refer to a group of conditions characterized by pain in the jaw area andlimited movement of the mandible. TMD may be caused by problems in the joint itselfor in the muscles surrounding the joint. Problems in the joint include: arthritis, inflammationand internal derangements. When the problem is in the muscles, the condition is calledmyofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is very common andcan occur in patients with a normal temporomandibular
joint. The syndrome is characterized by presenceof hyperirritable spots located in skeletal muscles called trigger points. A trigger pointcan be felt as a nodule of muscle with harder than normal consistency. Palpation of triggerpoints may elicit pain in a different location. This is called referred pain.Trigger points are developed as a result of muscle overuse. Commonly, the muscles of chewing,or mastication, are overworked when patients excessively clench or grind their teeth unconsciouslyduring sleep. The medical term for this condition is â€œnocturnal bruxismâ€�. A trigger pointis composed of many contraction knots where individual muscle fibers contract and cannotrelax. The sustained contraction of muscle
sarcomeres compresses local blood supply,resulting in energy shortage of the area. This metabolic crisis activates pain receptors,generating a regional pain pattern that follows a specific nerve passage. The pain patternsare therefore consistent and are well documented for various muscles.Trigger points in the masseter refer pain to the cheeks, lower jaw, upper and lowermolar teeth, eyebrow, inside the ear and around the TMJ area. Trigger points in the temporalisare also associated with headache and toothache from upper teeth. The main culprits of myofascialpain in the TMJ area are the pterygoid muscles. Trigger points in medial pterygoid refer painto the TMJ region in front of the ear, inside
the mouth and upper outside of the neck. Theymay also manifest as sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Pain from lateral pterygoid triggerpoints can be felt in front of the ear and on the upper jaw.Treatments aim to address bruxism, to relieve muscle spasm and release trigger points. Treatmentoptions include: Therapies: stress management, behavior therapy,biofeedback to encourage relaxation. Dental night guards: Splints and mouth guards to protect the teeth from damage. Medication: pain relievers, muscle relaxants,botox injections. Trigger points release techniques such asneedling and â€œspray and stretchâ€�.