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A Royal Pain in the Butt

A Royal Pain in the Butt

Did you know?!

Sitting on your wallet can cause anatomical changes to your pelvic alignment leading to:

  1. Back pain
  2. Muscle soreness
  3. Sciatica- Compression of your sciatic nerve resulting in leg pain
  4. Muscle imbalances- Adaptive shortened muscles on the side your wallet is on and long and weak muscles on the opposite side
  5. Rotated pelvis- Tilting of the pelvis causing stress on ligaments and resultant pain in the hip, groin, and low back

Signs and Symptoms Include: 

  1. Low back pain slightly off the spine to one side or another
  2. Wrap around hip pain that may or may not go into the groin
  3. Pelvic Rotation- Pain that travels down the leg, but not past the knee
  4. Sciatica- Pain in the buttocks that radiates down the back of the leg to the calf or foot

Recommendations: 

  1. Carry only the essentials in your wallet
  2. When it is time to sit, move the wallet to your front pocket
  3. Change to a front pocket wallet