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Can Piriformis Syndrome Cause Knee Pain
Yes: The piriformis syndrome is caused by the piriformis muscle compressing the sciatic nerve. Usually it causes pain and tingling in the buttocks, but if the compression is severe enough it can cause pain down the length of the sciatic nerve in the leg. There are a number of treatments available to avoid surgery. An Orthopedic surgeon or Physiatrist can recommend such modalities ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends: If you already have sciatica and it involves your si joint too, this nerve goes all the way down to the foot, and can affect any part of the nerve that shoots off from it. To double check, you need to see a PCP/Dr. to get this checked out and see for sure. A sports medicine, or osteopathic (DO) physician are well trained to see this, as are neurologist or orthopedist. Start with your PCP first! ...Read more
In part but need mor: We would need more information. The piriformis muscle is in the gluteal region and sitting can irritate it but strengthen it. The piriformis muscle can press on the sciatic nerve and cause sciatica. You can see your physician and have this evaluated. You will benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more
Yes, but..: Although pain from an irritated nerve root can radiate into the heel, one would not have heel pain as an only symptoms. Sciatic pain is usually felt in the buttock, hamstring, calf and heel. If you are experiencing heel pain as the only symptom, it is extremely unlikely that it is coming from an irritated or inflamed spinal nerve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Significant arthritic damage on the back of your patella could be causing pain in that joint but, you are relatively young but you want to make sure nothing else could be causing your pain. I would suggest an orthopedic exam and xrays of the affected area. ...Read more
See below : Yes. If the knee swells this can cause swelling to the back of the knee which can cause an out pocketing which can cause pain from stretching of the tissue. Altered gait (walking)because of the associated knee pain and progressive limited range of motion causing further shortening of the calf muscles causing stiffness. . There are other reasons . Go seek medical attention good luck thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: There are certain types of arthritis that cause heel pain. If you have Osteoarthritis of the knee or ankle your gait can be altered which can cause abnormal biomechanics and that could cause heel pain. If your pain is in the back of the heel could be tendinitis if it's under your heel it could be plantar fasciitis. See you doctor. Good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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See below: What do you mean by knee problems? Although restless legs syndrome (rls) occurs in the calves ; feet, it is not unheard of for it to extend into the knees or arms. But it has to meet criteria to be rls, such as an urge to move that is worse @ night ; feels uneasy or discomforting. It is better w/ mov't ; worse w/ rest. If you have other symptoms it maybe something else. Please see you pcp for eval. ...Read more
I have lumbar hypolordosis, sacroiliac joint pain and sciatic nerve pain and numbness, can these symptoms be linked?
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