A 40-year-old female asked:
What is piriformis syndrome.what does it cause and how could you get relieved of.does it cause pain in the whole leg.?please help me.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Kurzweilanswered
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Excellemt Question: Many cases, more than many doctors can imagine, of so called 'sciatica' and due to piriformis syndrome, which is a compression of the sciatic nerve as it travels thru buttock, into leg. A form of 'entrapment syndrome'. Clinical exam makes dx. My mantra: best diagnostic tool between the ears). Causes pain down lower leg; rx is specific stretching exercises+. C a trained physical therapist.
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Dr. Andrew Germanovichanswered
Pain Management 15 years experience
Piriformis syndrome: Is usually due to imbalance of your pelvis and altered biomechanics putting constant strain on your piriformis. See an osteopath or a physiatrist or even a podiatrist for another opinion.
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Last updated Sep 30, 2018
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