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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
45 years experience in Sports Medicine
Refer to answer: This is very rare. I have found no cause for this yet. However our experience points to inflammatory conditions.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: It's pretty straightforward, but in my opinion it's an overdiagnosed condition, usually mistaken for actual sciatica.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience in 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 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Pain, burning: Tarsal tunnel syndrome is an injury or compression of the posterior tibial nerve. This runs behind the inside ankle bone into the foot at the level o ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
To some extent: Compression of the structures in the tarsal tunnel can cause muscular spasm of the medial aspect of the foot. On the other hand, if it is particularl ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Fairly common: Cubital tunnel problems can occur fro many reasons and are fairly common. Most causes can be treated conservatively and it is worth taking the time wi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
Piriformis Pain: The sciatic nerve runs underneath the piriformis muscle and typically does not irritate the nerve. However if the muscle is irritated or the nerve r ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Elevated pressure: In the body, muscles are separated into different compartments and covered with fascia. If there is trauma to the compartment, the swelling and press ... Read More
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Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience in Podiatry
NO: There are both non-surgical and surgical options.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Different areas: Wrist carpal tunnel- median nerve pinched. Thoracic outlet: first rib, clavicle and muscles tight on vein, artery and nerves both cause neuropath ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience in Podiatry
Nerve compression: Is a compression neuropathy and painful foot condition in which the tibial nerve is compressed as it travels through the tarsal tunnel on the medial s ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No : Slipping rib syndrome is related to costochondritis.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Pinched nerve: I think you are referring to the lateral cutaneous femoral nerve syndrome. This is a situation where a nerve branch gets entrapped and can lead to num ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely disc : The symptoms of piriformis syndrome some time look like disc problem, when you sign of numbness going down to chin this tell me most likely it is a d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Golder Wilson
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
No: Underlying renal disease that often causes restless leg syndrome may be genetic.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Muscle imbalances: Imo tos results from superior trapezius (st) weak & collar bone droops toward first rib closing costoclavicular space (between these bones) clipping a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience in Neurology
Auto-immune reaction: A triggered auto-immune reaction usually against the myelin of peripheral nerves. In a subset of individuals, the response is also directed at the ner ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Comp. of median n.: Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in the carpal canal.Nerve runs in canal w/ all the flexor tendons of your fingers and can be ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
32 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerves: Cubital tunnel syndrome is compression of the ulnar nerve as it crosses the inside (or medial) portion of the elbow. The symptoms usually involves num ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Common in runners: The piriformis muscle can hypertrophy (get thicker) in long-distance runners and other athletes. When the muscle hypertrophies, it pushes against the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience in Sports Medicine
Same as exertional: Chronic compartment syndrome is the same as exertional compartment syndrome. It is when the pressure from the muscle compartment in the shin is high. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Crowding: Pressure on brachial plexus the nerves from the spinal cord to arm become a group of nerves called the brachial plexus it is compressed by a crowding ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Many things.: Jumping can do it. Patellar mistracking can do it. Hypermobility can do it. Cycling with to short a seat can do it. There are many causes I have not ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
From my blog...: "although early research suggested the iliotibial band produced injury by snapping back and forth over the lateral femoral condyle (traumatizing the b ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
PFS can happen: Marfan syndrome patients can get aches and pains in many joints because of the looser ligaments trying to hold the joints together at rest and under p ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Who diagnosed ?: Compression or entrapment of sciatic nerve by piriform muscle is called P. synd. usually diagnosis is confirmed by CT , MRI & nerve conduction st ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
OMM: Piriformis syndrome is caused by a spasm in a muscle called piriformis. This puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing the symptoms. Osteopathic man ... Read More
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