Cyclist Syndrome involves the compression of the pudendal nerve from prolonged, incorrectly or poorly fitted bike seats. The pudendal nerve is a nerve which exits the spinal cord near the tailbone and delivers sensation and motor control to the groin area. Symptoms may include pain with bladder or bowel movements, erectile dysfunction in males, pain in the groin/saddle region and pins and needles/numbness from prolonged sitting. Read more
If you use a laptop occasionally, or as part of your everyday work life, you will probably be aware of the aches and pains often experienced from hunching over to use your laptop. This is commonly from the fact that the screen, keyboard and mouse are positioned compactly together for ease of transport, however not positioned for healthy and pain free necks and backs. Read more
Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Injury, otherwise known as Meralgia Paresthetica is one cause of outer thigh pain, tingling and numbness in the leg. The nerve exits the abdomen under the inguinal ligament close to the front of the hip bone.
Did you know that in pregnancy, weight gain and pressure in the groin area can cause compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve creating these symptoms. It can also affect people who have put on weight and wear tight compressive clothes, or be damaged from surgery or trauma. Read more