Are you suffering from a ‘muscle knot’? These painful areas can limit range of motion and there may also be a burning sensation that radiates from the area where the ‘knot’ seems to be located.
‘Muscle-knots’ seem to often occur in the back and legs, but also occur in neck and shoulders. They end up causing a limitation in range of motion to the person experiencing them. Usually they are created by overwork, over use, injury to the area, or even sitting in a non-ergonomic chair for long periods of time.
Lower back-hip area ‘muscle-knots’ are also called sciatica.
In a case where the muscle knot is in the lower back- hip area if may be referred to as sciatica. Most sciatica nerve issues are typically an impingement to a nerve that is caused by a ‘muscle-knot’ which is deep in the buttocks area.
Relaxing the ‘muscle-knot’ is best way to get rid of it.
While often very painful, over the counter pain relievers are not a long term solution to the issue. They might bring about some temporary relief, but the underlying cause, the ‘muscle-knot’, is still there and the pain will return. The best way to get rid of a ‘muscle-knot’ is to relax it. But most likely once a ‘muscle-knot’ gets formed it becomes extremely difficult to relax it. Many of these types of ‘muscle-knots’ are very stubborn.
Acupuncture and ‘cupping’ can help tremendously to get rid of ‘muscle-knots’.
Acupuncture can help with a ‘muscle-knot’ conditions as the Acupuncture can get right to the center of the ‘muscle-knot’ and let it begin to relax. Some relief should be experienced in only a single Acupuncture treatment, but it may likely take multiple Acupuncture sessions to fully relax the ‘muscle-knot’ and allow the relaxation to take over.
Depending on the location and severity of the ‘muscle-knot’, another Traditional Chinese Medicine technique may be employed which is called ‘cupping’. Cups can help to break up the tissue that is contracting and help to restore blood flow to the affected area.
If you find yourself with ‘muscle-knots’, or sciatica, and are suffering with pain, give our office a call to schedule an appointment. Let Traditional Chinese Medicine help you get rid of the pain and on the road to recovery.