Sports Therapist Shares Sciatica Test For People Working From Home
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With many people adjusting to the joys of working from home - forking out extra on bills, having no proper equipment and hardly clocking off - it's not uncommon to notice that your body is starting to suffer.
This is where one sports therapist has come in very handy, especially for sciatica sufferers, or those that don't know they have the lower back problem.
Taking to TikTok, Arun Gray decided to share a little tip to figure out whether people have got sciatica. It can be done at home and involves little effort.
First off you need to grab yourself a seat, then you need to perch on your hands (Arun keeps his palm side down). After this you want to tuck your chin and slouch over before straightening one leg at a time out in front of you.
Arun says that if you feel a pain up your leg which travels in to your back then you might be suffering with sciatica.
After sharing the video on his channel it really took off, with over 1.1 million views and hundreds of people asking him to share tips on treatment.
Speaking to LADbible, the 30-year-old, who also works as the sports therapist for Skegness Town FC, said: "I get quite a lot of sciatica patients anyway because it's a common condition. Then I looked into it a bit more and realised that it's prevalent in 40 percent of the whole population.
"Especially with people working from home at the minute, that's probably gone up a little bit. It was a quick idea and something people can do from home which could give them an indication of what's causing their pain. Since then it's gone pretty crazy."
If you're one of the unlucky people that may have sciatica, Arun recommends you go to see your GP and get a referral to a physiotherapist because there could be a number of things causing it.
Arun went on to explain that he's been busier than ever, adding: "I would say 60 or 70 percent are all lower back pain and sciatica conditions and injuries. It's definitely something to do with people being at home and maybe less active with the gyms not being open and things.
"People don't really have equipment at home because everyone's used to being in the office. You can sit at home on the sofa with the telly on in the background with your head kind of arched down and your whole posture changes."