Injuries to benefit from massage:
The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body; it runs from each side of the lower spine through deep in the rear and back of the thigh and all the way down to the foot, connecting the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles.
Sciatica is pain, tingling, or numbness produced by an irritation of the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is formed by the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord into the lower back.
A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This pressure disrupts the nerve’s function, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness. A pinched nerve can occur at several sites in your body.
Can occur in the following areas:
– lower back (lumbar L4-L5-S)
– upper back (between shoulder blades)
– neck, occipital (cervical C5-C6-C7)
– rotator cuff (frozen shoulder)
Tennis elbow is caused by either abrupt or subtle injury of the muscle and tendon area around the outside of the elbow. Tennis elbowspecifically involves the area where the muscles and tendons of the forearm attach to the outside bony area (called the lateral epicondyle) of the elbow.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. The median nerve and several tendons run from your forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel .
A migraine is a severe, painful headache that can be preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The excruciating pain that migraines bring can last for hours or even days.
Medically termed sinusitis, a sinus infection occurs when the cavities around your nose become swollen and inflamed. Sinusitis is most often caused by a virus and often lasts long after the other upper respiratory symptoms are gone. Rarely, fungus or bacteria may cause a sinus infection.
Examples of common conditions causing neck pain are degenerative disc disease, neck strain, neck injury such as in whiplash, a herniated disc, or a pinched nerve. Neck pain can come from common infections, such as virus infection of the throat, leading to lymph node (gland) swelling and neck pain
Hamstrings & Calfs Pain
Pain in your calf and hamstring may result from a direct injury, such as landing on your knee, or from repetitive movements, like running on a slanted surface or kneeling down. Include a regular weight training program of leg exercises, such as squats and leg curls, into your daily routine to enhance the strength of your leg muscles, bones and joints, and reduce your risk of calf and hamstring pain.
Calf and hamstring pain can be caused by sciatica, a condition in which your sciatic nerve is irritated. A pulled hamstring muscle near your knee joint or a pulled calf muscle near the knee induces pain. The bursas lubricating and cushioning your knee joint and the pelvic attachment of your hamstring muscle can become irritated and swollen, causing pain. A complete rupture of your hamstring tendons near your knee joint generates pain in the hamstring and calf muscles.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder marked by widespread, unexplained pain in the muscles and joints. It’s not a disease. It’s a syndrome, which is a collection of symptoms that occur together. Although many people think of it as an arthritic condition due to the symptoms, it’s not a type of arthritis.
Lymphedema, lymphoedema, or lymphatic obstruction is a chronic (long-term) condition in which excess fluid (lymph) collects in tissues causing edema (swelling). Lymphedema can be very debilitating. In short, lymphedema is edema due to lymphatic fluid; a blockage of the lymphatic system.