Tag Archives: back pain

From Little Things Big Things Grow

Recently I discovered that I have had a break in my ankle. As you can imagine it has been a bit of an impediment.

Once I knew what was causing the pain a lack of mobility I could take affirmative action to help rectify the issues. I followed the path of finding a good Podiatrist, following his direction and purchasing some very sensible shoes and orthotics.

Yes, they did help. They were the big things. The things that looked like they would make the biggest difference.

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Hamstring Stretches To Relieve Back Pain

Stay in each position for about 1 minute

Stay in each position for about 1 minute

This gentle and supported hamstring stretch is a favourite with many of my back pain clients who suffer from lower back pain.

You will need:

  • a folded towel or small blanket. I have used a polar fleece throw in this example.
  • a yoga mat or blanket to protect you from the floor
  • a small pillow for your head. Not everyone needs this, but if your neck feels a little strain it is better to elevate it with a small pillow or folded towel
  • a blank piece of wall
  • 10 minutes of your time

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