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Torn piriformis muscle

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Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
MRI: MRI of the hip would confirm this.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 37 years experience
Possible sciatica: if you have problems with the piriformis tendon, it may irritate the sciatic nerve. This in turn may cause pain in the buttock and/or aim down the leg... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Piriformis: Heat and/or ice applications. Specific exercises given you by the therapist. Avoid lifting and activity that irritates the pain. A therapist can us... Read More
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Many things: First of all it is important to get a good physical examination to confirm the diagnosis of piriformis syndrome. A physiatrist is probably best for th... Read More
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Find a cause: 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Hip rotation: Theoretically internal rotation of the hip may help to determine tightness, but this would be nonspecific since there are multiple external rotators o... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: You can rest.Take care with muscle relaxing and hot pack.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
May be related: Piriformis muscles are primarily involved in external rotation and weak abductors of the hip. They do not cross into the back. That being said, incr... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Piriformis syndrome describes the set of symptoms that can occur from an abnormal piriformis muscle/tendon. The piriformis begins in the pelvis and i... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
Pain Management 29 years experience
Yes: certainly with time piriformis syndrome causes pain which may lead to an asymmetric gait - which will over time result in SI disease.
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lervasen Pillay
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Pain: this can be the cause. hip and back srthritis can also cause nerve impingement. as a sports physician we see this often and need a good clinical asses... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Suggestions: Yes, if sciatic is caught by buttock muscles, pain can simulate a pinched nerve from the back, BUT you describe issues in "legs", and the bilaterality... Read More

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