A 38-year-old male asked:
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can tight hamstrings cause sciatica without any involvement of the piriformis muscle? (pain in the upper part of my leg after sitting over 3 hours)

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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Opposite: It is actually more likely the.other way around. Chronic "sciatica" will cause a person to lean forward and not fully straighten out at the hip and knee which can potentially lead to hip flexor and knee flex ion (hamstring) contractures; not typically the other way around.
Answered on Mar 21, 2017
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