Does anyone have sciatica problems. I sit so much of the day, that my butt really hurts and I have a difficult time standing/walking. x

Does anyone have sciatica problems. I sit so much of the day, that my butt really hurts and I have a difficult time standing/walking. x

I am unsteady when I walk and the only relief I get is when I lean over on my elbows. Recently my bursa sack in my right elbow ruptured and it got extremely infected. Had to have surgery twice to clean out all of the infection. Having a compromised immune system doesn't help in this type of situation. Does anyone know what I can do to help relieve this butt pain.

A myPHteam Member said:

Hi, sitting is one of the worst things we ALL are doing to ourselves!! It makes our muscles weak and throws our balance off so we easily Fall. Been there, Done that. Don't want to do that again!! You must make yourself do simple exercise everyday! If you don't you are going to loose your muscles in your legs n arms! Start slow n Simple n increase at your comfort level. It is so easy to get in a rut n not do any exercise. Your skin on your Butt starts breaking down first. Then you notice your body has more aches n pains from not being able to stretch out the muscles. If you wait to long to start moving around you will have open sores on the areas you have been sitting on because there has been no blood flow to the areas for to Long. Move around frequently to keep your body limber n not stiff! I am in Rehab now trying to build up my endurance AGAIN! It happens to all of us!

posted 5 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

When I feel tired (quite often) I lat down on cushions on the floor on my back. Then eventually I try to do leg lifts and knee bends I have to do something to strengthen the few muscles I still have left working before they turn into flab

posted 2 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

to relieve your sciatic pain, see a chiropractor for acupuncture. It works.

posted 3 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Hi I sit a lot more to. I try to get up and do things but I'm tired more. So of course this is not who I am used to being. Conditions change us but we have to live with this. Manage only what we are able to. Some days I could take on the world. But I have times where it's a me day! God Bless you. I'm here for you. I do understand.

posted 4 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I’d also look into different seat pads you can purchase. Check with a medical equipment company where they sell walkers crutches etc they have catalogs for all kinds of stuff I have the roll pillow you hang around your chair put on your lower back that does help help me! I got that from rehab on my back they sold them right there! Hope something helps you!

posted 5 months ago
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