In today’s muscle of the day we have the sciatic nerve at some muscles that are very deep in the hip, they are called the superior gemellus muscles, they are considered part of the external rotators.
Adhesion in these muscles is very common and often a main contributor in pain that people would describe as “sciatica” like pain.
This muscle is very common for accumulating adhesion in the muscle, especially when we spend a lot of time sitting.
When we sit too much it puts a lot of stress on the area and the sciatic nerve gets stuck or glued to the area.
Nerves are built with some extra slack in them to help them glide and slide through muscles to get to their sources further down in the leg.
Often problems with this area can present with any of the following in the hip and hamstring:
Another problem that occurs with adhesion of the sciatic nerve to the muscles is it causes the hamstring to engage in what is called protective tension.
What is protective tension?
It is your bodies way of not loading the area any more and causing more damage to the nerve by getting the hamstring to contract, which ends up like feeling like it is always tight.
So if you are someone who always feels like they need to stretch out their hamstrings over and over again, with no long term results it might be time to get the real problem fixed by an expert at finding and fixing adhesion.
Adhesion is a big deal and is completely reversible with expert diagnosis and treatment.