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Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday Mom Mews by Madi

Since early September mom has been whining suffering with a screaming sciatica...
Well lo and behold she got that under control but she still had a big OUCHIE along her  hip.
She crosses her ankle over her knee to put on her socks.  The right side was so sore she could cross the ankle but could not put press on it her hip to get her sock on. 
Well GUESS what friends..... not only did she have sciatica she had iliotibial band aka
T-band syndrome: Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is one of the most common overuse injuries among runners, mom isn't a runner (unless she is being chased) but she is an avid walker.. It occurs when the iliotibial band, the ligament that runs down the outside of the thigh from the hip to the shin, is tight or inflamed. The IT band attaches to the knee and helps stabilize and move the joint.  Mom is pretty sure the nasty cussing sciatica contributed to this event.  All along mom thought the pain was all sciatica when that was better and she still had the pain when she applied pressure to her foot she asked her Doc 
Doc, What is Up with this?

He told mom to but a 18" foam roller pictured below.  I sure do wish I had thumbs I'd take photos of mom on the floor rolling around on this thing.  No Dad will not take pictures...he said he knows who butters his bread and makes his toast so he is staying out of this..



Any way each time mom does this exercise her T-band feels less like a vise squeezing her hip.



30 comments:

  1. One more thing to worry about...dang! The problem in this house with rolling around on that foam roller is trying to get up afterwards!

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  2. My human has a couple of foam rollers - mostly her boyfriend uses them. But they are not fun exercise tools! They do hurt if you are using them as rehab. You just have to bear with it, I guess.

    Makes me glad I'm a kitty!

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  3. Oh I hope the roller will help your mom to feel better... the mama bought some wonder-tools too... there was a ball what should help her back, butt it back-fired somehow and a thing for her belly what attached itself to her skin and was only removable with brute force...the best we have for such painful cases is the link to the special moves your mom send once...it still does the trick...

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  4. Hope your momma starts feelin better soon!

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  5. Gail and I are thinking your Dad is most wise not to video your Mom with that roller thing, and we sure home your Mom's hip is feeling better soon (and the nasty sciatica does not return).
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  6. Your poor mom. We sure hope this roller thingie helps! It kinda looks like a fun toy for you, Madi!

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  7. Glad your Mom knows now ALL the things that were causing her that pain! My Mom looked like a wounded crab trying to use that roller thing at the gym. Tee Hee

    Hugs, Teddy

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  8. Poor Mom with all that pain. That does not sound good.Glad she might be getting a little relief. Madi, you make sure she takes it easy. Have a good day.

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  9. Hari OM
    The trouble with old buildings is they require never-ending maintenance... Madi, you be sure to record everything in your kitty memory at the very least! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  10. How very interesting... I have never heard of this. My knees protest quite a bit when CH and I walk. The pain makes the outside of my left ankle hurt a tiny bit. I am so happy your Doc found a way to help alleviate your pain. I think he sounds like a wonderful Dr. He has managed to figure it all out! Madi, I wish your Dad would take pictures but he is wise to realize who butters his bread and makes his toast!!!! Hahah!!!!

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  11. OH PLEASE, I wish you had not told me about this, it is news to me and after I hear about something I almost alwys GET it... at least I know someone who owns a roller. hope the roller has you rocking and rolling pain free soon.

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  12. We're glad your mom's sciatica is better but sorry to hear she now has an IT problem too. We just know you will help her when she is using her new roller. Did you have any fun playing with the box?

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  13. I have not heard of that. I hope she feels better soon. XO

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  14. We hope it helps! Ghostwriter gets several new exercises for her knee whenever the PT lady comes over. There are many videos on Youtube that feature two physical therapy guys who deal with all kinds of issues, and seem to be right on from a medical point of view. Here's one of them for starters:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6ZX1yAjXuc

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  15. Our mom wants to know what our mom did to relieve her sciatica? Is the roller helping the other problem??
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  16. WoW! I think my Mommy is going to run out and get one of those rollers! Her sciatica is really bothering her since she wrenched her back.
    She says its the pits getting old. I, Marvelous, just want her to get better so she can chase me up the stairs again!
    Purrs
    Marv

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  17. Clearly, your Dad is a very wise man.

    Our Dad said that.

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  18. Our Mom has that roller band too. We sure hope it helps your Mom a lot. Those exercises are tough, but in the end they will make things better.

    Hugs and Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  19. We sure hope that helps the pain go away! Hey Madi, you need to sprinkle some catnip on the floor for Mom!

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  20. Ouch! We sure hope your mom gets over this soon. And yeah, you have a very smart dad.

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  21. Your dad is a very smart man, Madi! Glad your mom has figured out a way to make the pain go 'way.

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  22. OUCH! Mom does a similar exercise for her hips and some for her bum knee. We know where our food comes from so they'll be no photos of her either. MOL!

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  23. Oh no! That is a long time to have been suffering with that pain. I hope the roller helps.

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  24. Lady has a longer one she has to lay on with the long wat running up here spine and has to do thinks like lift a leg. It is funny to watch her!

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  25. Oh my goodness. We are pretty sure our Mama would hurt herself on one of those roller things.We sure hope it is helping your Mama feel all better!!
    xoxo,
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

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  26. Hope these exercises get your Mom pain free soon. Wish we had pics. ~ˆ..ˆ~

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  27. Oh no! Your poor mom. We sure hope she can get some relief.

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  28. Sorry your mom is in pain. We hope she is on the speedy road to relief!
    ♥♥

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  29. We know where our food comes from so they'll be no photos of her either. MOL!


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