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I have piriformis syndrome How long should I expect it to take to recover

A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Pyriformis syndrome: There are some excellent on line descriptions of the condition and necessary stretching exercises. Sitting on a tennis ball reproducing the pain help ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Several: Techniques. Stretches, facilitated positional release, injections, but the best treatment is one that addresses pelvic imbalance, usually with a heel ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Botox: Takes 2-5 days to kick in.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Sciatica.: Weight loss should definitely help your symptoms. Physical therapy will be a good idea as well. Analgesics should be of the non-narcotic variety and b ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
21 years experience Family Medicine
Time: If it is just a sprain, it can take 2-8 weeks depending on the severity and treatment. Rest, ice, compression and elevation (rice) is a good place to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Brown
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Acl: Many factors go in to return to sport. How the athlete has recovered from surgery, type of graft used, surgeon preference. This question best answer ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Laurence
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
The : The recovery time for breast augmentation surgery depends upon three factors. First, it depends upon the "tendency" of the individual patient. When ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
4-6 weeks: You should feel better after 4-6 weels. It is important that you take an active part in the rehab program
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
I'm not sure I understand: The specifics of this question but i can tell you that there are some wrist fractures that may not show up right away such as in the scaphoid and othe ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Puccio
Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Arthroscopic : Depending on what has been done during the arthroscopic procedure in your knee would determine whether or not you need to use the crutches, most commo ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Days-to-weeks.: Recovery following ventral hernia surgery is dependent on the operative approach (laparoscopic vs. Open), the size of the hernia, the health of the pa ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
Ask your doctor: Your operating surgeon should be able to answer your questions. You should ask your doctor whatever your concerns are. Good luck.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: It depends on the injury. Four months is a long time. Occasionally, depending on the injury, surgery is required. If you have not seen an orthopedic s ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: That would depend on what kind of reaction you are talking about. Need more information.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Lyme: Elisa test to determine if you're infected, if +, a Western Blot to confirm. I don't think Lyme endemic in Chile.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on age...: Someone in their fifties may 'fully' recover from hip replacement surgery as early as 6-8 wks. ( esp. W/ anterior exposure technique). Older patients ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor's orders: There are many potential complications to diphtheria and the recovery is slow. The most common complication is inflammation of the heart muscle (myoca ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Too vague...: So much depends on exactly what procedure is being performed - specifically whether it is a bone or soft tissue procedure.
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A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Depends type/Sugery: This question better be asked by the surgeon doing the surger.First of all we do not know whether you have Medial Epicondylitis (Golf Elbow) or Latera ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Nashawi
19 years experience Hospital-based practice
Need more info: Where is the mrsa. Are you a so called colonizer? Do you have frequent cellulitis? And how did you know you have mrsa?
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
18 months: After having a cesarean, it's best to wait 18 months before becoming pregnant again to allow your uterus to heal maximally. A shorter inter-pregnancy ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
If headaches: are related to concussion it's too early. If due to another issue like a concomitant whiplash ( neck ) injury you can ( and probably should ) do some ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examina ... Read More

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