So how did this journey begin?
What is Sciatica?
|When the foot pronates it causes a rotation up the leg which|
helps to dissipate force and maintain good motion of the back.
|When the foot remains supinated the foot remains rigid forcing|
the back to rotate more which decreases space for the nerves.
So when you foot hits the ground: is it supple (pronated) or rigid (supinated)?
You can even see from the pictures above the difference in the position of the pelvis.
After mobilizing the foot, it is important to retrain the muscles and joints in this new motion. This allows the newly acquired motion to be recognized as a movement path. If your body doesn't use this motion, the foot and ankle will become stiff again.
Here are examples of exercises which use the muscles and joints in all 3 planes of motion to retrain the body.
Please consult with a health care professional prior to performing these exercises. If it increases your pain, STOP!