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How long for piriformis to heal

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Piriformis syndrome: Piriformis syndrome pain usually stops at about the knee. If it goes lower, you may want to have your sciatic nerves looked at.
Dr. Gail Rucker
Podiatry 37 years experience
Yes. : It's known as " pain in the butt" caused by a muscle located deep in the gluteal region. Initiated by running or walking due to muscleskeletal issues... Read More
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Piriformis syndrome: Because the piriformis muscle can compress the sciatic nerve, the symptoms of pain, tingling or numbness can trace down to the length of the sciatic n... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 25 years experience
Piriformis: Lots of stretching... although to have 'just' piriformis pain after dance is rare. It might just be pain from working out, depending on the dance, and... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 14 years experience
Yes: By treating an underlying cause of postural abnormality. Piriformis pain is an effect of pelvic imbalance either due to short leg syndrome or unequal ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 19 years experience
See below: The piriformis is a muscle in your hip that helps to externally rotate your leg. (turn your leg out). The sciatic nerve runs behind this muscle and s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Varies: The piriformis is a muscle that inserts into the proximal hip and assists in hip movement. There are a variety of reasons it may be being aggravated.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
No: It's pretty straightforward, but in my opinion it's an overdiagnosed condition, usually mistaken for actual sciatica.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 14 years experience
Several: Techniques. Stretches, facilitated positional release, injections, but the best treatment is one that addresses pelvic imbalance, usually with a heel ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Usually not much: Many people only get temporary relief, some get new types of 'confused' nerve sensations, and a few get great relief.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 25 years experience
No worries: A tumor is typcally a solid mass of tissue. It couldn't be broken up by someone massaging or manipulating it. For a young healthy person having a tumo... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
MRI: MRI of the hip would confirm this.
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