Running with Sciatica | Manhattan Sports Therapist
Sciatica and Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatment for Runners in Manhattan
Sciatica may be painful, but it doesn’t have to disrupt your fitness routine or keep you from running. There are a number of things you can do to eliminate or reduce that radiating, burning sciatic pain shooting through your leg(s) and back:
- Turn up the heat: Some people have successfully reduced sciatic pain to a tolerable level by applying heat to the lower back for 15-20 minutes near the site of the sciatic nerve. If you try heat therapy at home, exercise caution when applying heat in order to avoid scalding or burning.
- Take up yoga: Yoga offers a number of great benefits, including increased flexibility and strength in. Be careful with this one as well, and don’t jump into complex or advanced yoga poses immediately. Take your time building up to more challenging poses and ensure your instructor is trained or certified to work with people suffering from sciatica.
- Consult a sports therapist: Sometimes sciatica and sciatic nerve pain can be made worse through poor form, weakness in supporting muscles, or other things you may not be able to diagnose without a little help. By inviting an experienced therapist in, you increase the likelihood and speed of your return to pain-free running.
Sports Therapy & Sciatica Treatment in New York
Our practice at Manhattan Sports Therapy starts with a focus on compassionate, effective client care. From the moment you walk through our doors until the day you conclude your treatment, we make it our mission to serve you to the best of our ability and be the reliable support you need on your journey toward recovery.
Don’t let your pain keep you from doing what you love—let us help. Our Manhattan sciatica pain specialist has years of experience helping people like you overcome the painful symptoms of sciatica. Dr. Rolland Nemirovsky, our leading sports physician, is here to help you achieve recovery, mobility, and successful pain management.
Call (646) 798-1330 today to schedule an appointment with our sports therapist in New York.