My massage client was frantic. The severe hip and low-back pain wouldn’t stop. She was finding it impossible to work. But like many medical professionals, she has to. Her and others have another common problem:
They saw a team of doctors with no concrete answers.
This is how it can go with chronic hip pain. Most doctors are not skilled in the “secret pain” muscles of the human body. I am. That’s why I’m sharing my first secret pain muscle with you today.
Locating the Injured Muscles
Based on my clients complaint, I knew what the problem was. She had two hip muscles, notorious for causing debilatating pain. They’re called the “piriformis muscles.”
They’re located in either side of your buttocks. They start on your hip socket bone. They attach onto your sacrum in your lower-back. Here’s the problem with these secret pain muscles.
The tighter they get the worse the pain. You can weeks or months with no issues. Suddenly, the hip pain gets worse. It hurts to sit, stand or walk. You stretch any way you can. Nothing works. Here’s a little secret Nurses don’t know about muscles.
As a muscle tightens it creates knots or adhesions. Each knot shoots out levels pain into surrounding muscles. The “tsunami of pain” begins! Once I knew the source of your muscular pain, I went to work.
Massage for Hip Pain
Using neuromuscular techniques, I loosened her muscles doing three things:
- Focused on her hamstring muscles to lift them off another set of muscles. This helped to alleviate low-back pain and tension.
- Massage the surrounding gluteal muscles. This further alleviated low-back and hip pain.
- Finally, I loosened most of the knots in both of her piriformis (hip) muscles. This lessened the severe pain and tension she was experiencing.
The results? According to my client she was 60% better after this one massage!
If youre a Nurse you need to be aware of something. There are five signals you’re suffering from hip pain. Knowing them now will keep you of chronic hip pain.
Chronic Hip Pain Signals
1. Repetitive Use
Bending over a hospital bed. Staying in one position during surgery. Lifting someone with straight knees. These repetitive-use habits tighten your muscles over time.
2. Lower-Back Pain
This is a natural pain progression from hip pain. You may feel lower-back pain before the hip pain. Most medical professionals feel the lower-back throughout their workshift.
3. Frequently Taking Pain Medication
These include Ibuprofen, Tylenol and other pain meds. These over-the-counter “band aids” will help for awhile. But they wear off, because they don’t get to the source of your muscular pain.
4. Limited Mobility
Over time it’s harder to move. You compensate by limping. You need odd positions to put your shoes and clothes on. Even excessively stretching doesn’t work. Why? It hurts to stretch.
5. The Pain Increases
Finally, the hip and lower-back pain, increases. It gets worse by the day. Also, you will start to feel pain in other muscles. These include the muscles along your spine. Even into the base of your skull.
Stop Your Hip Pain
Sometimes your hip pain isn’t muscular. The source can be due to a developing condition or disease. Check with your doctor. Rule out other causes.
If it is muscular, neuromuscular massage can help. For 26-years, I’ve helped Nurses overcome their hip pain, due to muscle issues. I’m a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist.
I specialize in alleviating hidden muscle pain. Schedule your appointment today. I can help you get back to working without severe hip pain. I look forward to serving you!