Hamstring Tension and SI Joint Pain

Last week my SI joint popped out on the right side, sending chronic aching (like I was hit with a rubber mallet) to my hip, sciatica, and all the way down the outside of my leg. Thank heaven this doesn’t happen frequently because it’s tough to re-set your SI joint, but it can be done.

It’s a lot easier when you can totally release all of the muscles that are a part of the Julstro Protocol and then go to the chiropractor immediately to have him/her reset the joint. Time didn’t let me get to the chiropractor so I’ve been dealing with it myself. Having done this before I know it takes about a week to 10 days to get it to reverse, but I know it works.

So, I’ve been doing the Protocol a lot, and then lying on a foam roller to reset the joint. It’s been getting there, but still causing me a lot of pain. This morning I figured out something that has definitely helped and I wanted to share it with you.

I had worked on my quadriceps (rectus femoris to be exact) and was lying on the Perfect Ball on my tensor fascia lata (lateral hip) and around the top of my thigh bone (greater trocanter of the femur, in case you want to look it up). Then I decided to also treat my hamstrings longer, and I did the hamstring stretch that is in my Treat Yourself to Pain-Free Living book.

I couldn’t believe it, the pain is at least 75% better, and I think the SI joint has finally moved! I haven’t had any severe pain all day, just a bit of a nagging ache in my hip. As soon as I finish typing this blog I’m off to do it all again, I have a feeling this will be the last time.

I love what I do for a living, every time it works on me, I know that I’m helping people that I’ll likely never meet, which is very fulfilling.

Off to a party tomorrow, celebrating Memorial Day.

Have a fun holiday weekend,


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