Sciatica pain can become debilitating. The piriformis muscle is located deep within the gluteual muscles and when this region becomes contracted, it clamps down and can entrap the nerve. Trigger Points develop in the piriformis at the hip joint and the sacrum. Applying pressure using a tennis ball or baseball will release the contracted state it is in causing it to clamp down on the Sciatica nerve.
In 1996, Cory Foulk finished Ironman Hawaii riding a 61-pound beach cruiser. Today, after a hip resurfacing operation, he's totaled 47 Ironman and 21 Ultraman events and still thinks the hard way is more fun.
Unlike traditional total hip replacement, in hip resurfacing, the femoral head is not removed. It is instead trimmed and capped with a smooth metal covering. The damaged hip socket is replaced with a metal shell, just as in a traditional total hip replacement.