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Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
MRI: MRI of the hip would confirm this.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
36 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the kn ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories can be helpful. If the pain persists, be evaluated by a specialist to make sure you do not have a more serious problem ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories can be helpful. If the pain persists, be evaluated by a specialist to make sure you do not have a more serious problem ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Estrada Bernard
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Not directly: The sciatic nerve runs deep to the gluteus maximus and piriformis muscles after the nerve exits the pelvis. An injury mechanism that causes injury to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes,possibly: Patellar maltracking can cause knee pain and instability. Anything that causes knee pain may result in muscle spasms about the knee.See your ors for e ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: This is very plausible. To be sure, and due to the complex nature of the shoulder, and evaluation by an orthopedist would determine the exact cause of ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Not likely: It would depend on the size and location of the tear, but it seems awfully unlikely.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Rosarion
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Symptoms can be: similar but the pathology or cause is different. True SI joint pain does not actually compress the sciatic nerve but can irritate it. It causes pain ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
Not really: Ligaments connect bones to one another. Tendons are what attach your muscles to the bones. So there really is no correlation between a ligament tear ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roh
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sciatic heel pain: Sciatic pain localized to the heel and achilles tendon is most likely related to compression and/or irritation of the s1 nerve root. The dermatomal di ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Perhaps- not always: Not all hip labral tears develop gluteus medius tendinitis but it is possible If the symptoms from the labral tear cause an abnormal gait pattern, an ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Sometime: An annular tear may cause secondary muscle spasm.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Torn muscle: Healing depends on degree of trauma, type of muscle, location of joints, age, and degree of rest. Like wise so many variable. Some doesn't heal at all ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes Why do you ask?????? Ask question again with more info Dr Z
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Paraspinal spasm: It is when the muscles on either side of your spine become really tight. It can cause pain.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: That a pinched nerve would cause this problem. You would probably benefit from a good neurologic and muscle function exam.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience Family Medicine
Rest/ surgery: A partial tear my heal on its own. A complete tear mar require surgery.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Pain, weakness, etc: Stiffness can be a sign or symptom. If truly stiff/loss of motion, then the diagnosis could actually be a frozen shoulder or arthritis. If just percei ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dunbar
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Loss of hip motion: Inability to get the hip totally straight. The psoas muscle, which helps to flex the hip forward, may become shorted or contracted, either from a neur ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Any time there is enough inflammation in a tendon and with the right stress, the tendon can rupture. See a reputable orthopedist or sports medicine p ... Read More
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