Pain radiating into the leg is common and often associated with the sciatic nerve. Patients report of pain in the buttock area that can radiated through the back of the thigh into the knee and even the calf. Medical professionals refer to these symptoms as the piriformis syndrome. The pain is stabbing and may be associated with tingling or numbness. Pain in the lumbar region is also a frequent concomitant feature. This is caused by the irritated and, when hardened, pear-shaped piriformis muscle that in this state presses on the sciatic nerve.
TREATMENT OF PELVIS AND BUTTOCKS
Treatment of the pelvis and buttocks
The NOVAFON device can be used for the regulation of muscle tone and treatment of the sore areas in the pelvis and buttocks region. NOVAFON treatment takes a total of 10–15 minutes per side and can be repeated up to twice daily. Before you start, plug your NOVAFON into the socket and lie down on your side. If your mobility is impaired, seek assistance from a second person. Carry out the treatment on the affected side, or both sides if required. Make sure to follow the steps outlined here precisely.
1 – TREATMENT OF THE PELVIS AND BUTTOCK MUSCLES
You should ideally lie on your stomach to treat the pelvis and buttocks. Select the plate attachment, switch the device to level II and move the device over the affected side in long, linear strokes, from the hip region to the gluteal cleft and back. Perform this treatment for 2–3 minutes.
2 – TREATMENT OF THE THIGHS
Next, treat the thigh for 3–5 minutes. Slowly pass the device over the entire area between the popliteal fossa and the buttocks in both directions. Then, repeat the same treatment on the outside of the thigh. Treat the area from the hip region to the outside of the knee.
3 – TREATMENT OF PELVIC SORE AREAS
Switch to the ball attachment and level I, and treat the sore areas along the buttock muscles. Focus there for 30–60 seconds. You can spot-treat the main pain point intensively for up to 3 minutes, or use a gentle circular motion. Repeat this treatment up to twice a day.
I play a lot of sport, particularly table tennis, so I always have major problems with muscle tension. The new NOVAFON pro is a great help for loosening my tense muscles. I use it almost every day. 1, 2 User U., 07/03/2018, NOVAFON pro