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1/19/2015 9:29:35 PM - Russell
I am 52, have been training for three years, and started doing sumo deadlifts about 8 weeks ago because they seem to be easier on my back. Looking for treatment options for a self-diagnosed minor case of Meralgia Paresthetica. Having some occassional numbness and slight pain on the outside of my left thigh. Thanks in advance for any feedback you can provide.

Any parathesia is a nerve pinch somewhere, This can occur from the disc at the nerve root to a peripheral nerve and muscle.
I start with stuff I can reach and go from there. First I like basic static stretching. This is your abcs or times tables of self care. It's like your introduction to self treatment.
For your region check into Hip flexors, hips, hamstrings, and calves. I always look at the antagonist muscles because sometimes a dysfunction there causes one in the symptomatic muscle and you don't see relief until both are addressed.
Next is lacrosse ball , roller type of stuff. Use these when you find those well defined tight spots. Make sure you check some distance from the symptomatic area because the main culprit might be somewhat removed, often times higher up in a case like yours.
Don't forget lumbar stabilization work like the McGill three. There is some chance that this is lumbar related. It's never a hd thing to do those exercises and even if it's not related to yiur symptoms it will be a benefit to your training.

Thomas Deebel D.C.

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