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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Piriformis Syndrome

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What are the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Median Nerve: Cts is due to irritation of the median nerve in the wrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Piriformis Syndrome (Definition)

A condition characterized by pain in the buttucks, which may travel down the thigh or up the lower back. Made worse by sitting, the pain is from a muscle putting pressure on an important ...Read more


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What is the main cause of piriformis syndrome?

What is the main cause of piriformis syndrome?

Irritation of muscle: Piriformis syndrome is caused when the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve. Since piriformis syndrome is usually caused by sports or movement that repeatedly stresses the piriformis muscle, such as running or lunging, prevention is often related to good form. Avoid running or exercising on hills or uneven surfaces. Warm up properly before activity and increase intensity gradually. ...Read more

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What causes "post-polio syndrome"?

What causes "post-polio syndrome"?

Polio + aging: Post-polio syndrome results in spinal motor neurons (those that supply voluntary muscles) which were affected often decades earlier by polio virus to degenerate & stop functioning normally. Theory is that the neuron is weakened & now succumbing to continuing muscle use which overtaxes the neuron metabolism. Reduced activity is the only remedy but won't reverse damage already done. ...Read more

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Could periformis syndrome cause weakness in leg.?

Could periformis syndrome cause weakness in leg.?

Rarely: First, this syndrome should be a diagnosis of exclusion when sciatica has no other discernible cause. Pain, the typical symptom, could cause disuse and secondary weakness over time. Weakness of sciatic nerve driven muscles is rare in pirformis syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the causes of irritable bowel syndrome?

What are the causes of irritable bowel syndrome?

Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of restless leg syndrome?

What are possible causes of restless leg syndrome?

Often not clear: Some patients have low iron levels and those that do can have symptom relief when iron is supplemented. There is a genetic component to restless legs syndrome as it often runs in families. Many patients don't have an underlying cause. ...Read more

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What are the treatments of fascia herniation and chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

What are the treatments of fascia herniation and chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

Myofascial pain: Myofascial pain syndromes arise from chronic inflammation of the fibrous sheaths that attach broad muscle groups to other muscles and bone. They include myofasciitis of the trapezius muscle, lumbodorsal fascia, IT bands and plantar fascia. I have practiced sports and ER med for the SF Giants. Compartment syndrome occurs when swelling in injured muscle constricts blood flow causing death of tissue. ...Read more

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Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Pyriformis/sciatic: Yes thigh stiffness in the back of the thigh can certainly be present in the conditions above. Pain should also be present to some extent. ...Read more

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What are the causes of raynauds syndrome?

What are the causes of raynauds syndrome?

Usually cold: Raynauds involves cold or stress induced vasospasm of small vessels in hands and feet. It is really more of an annoyance than a harmful problem. Calcium channel blockers are the most common medication that physicians use to treat the symptoms of raynauds. The main drawback is the side effects from these medicines. Keeping your hands and feet warm remains the best treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of short bowel syndrome?

What are the causes of short bowel syndrome?

Surgery: Surgical removal of the majority of the small intestine is what causes short bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome?

What are the symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome?

Many : Headache, jaw or neck pain are common. Limitations in motion as well. The distinguishing feature is the absence of unusual sounds (clicking or popping) coming from the joints. This is a muscle condition, and the joints are not damaged internally. ...Read more

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What causes patella femoral syndrome?

What causes patella femoral syndrome?

Many things.: Jumping can do it. Patellar mistracking can do it. Hypermobility can do it. Cycling with to short a seat can do it. There are many causes I have not mentioned. And finally, any combination of factors make it more likely. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of exertional compartment syndrome?

What are some symptoms of exertional compartment syndrome?

Pain: Discomfort and pain in the legs and feet are most common. Typically occurs after running or performing an activity for a set amount of time. Will get better after stopping activity. You may also have numbness and tingling in the legs/feet. ...Read more

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Does piriformis syndrome cause pain at back of knee?

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 more

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Is fatigue one of the common symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

Is fatigue one of the common symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

No: Common symptoms include subluxation or dislocation of shoulders and patella. Generalized fatigue is not a part of this syndrome. If this persists you should see your primary care doctor to look into your fatigue. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms and causes of stevens-johnson syndrome?

What're the symptoms and causes of stevens-johnson syndrome?

Severe rash from med: Severe skin rash often from drug allergy, esp sulfa drugs, but also can be from connective tissue diseases. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

What are the symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

Loose Joints: Sometimes referred to as "loose joints, " and those affected are referred to as being "double jointed." often joint hypermobility causes no symptoms and requires no treatment. When present symptoms of the joint hypermobility include pain and instability in the hypermobile joints such as the: knees, fingers, hips, and elbows. Treatments are customized for each individual based on symptoms. ...Read more

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Symptoms and causes for entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh?

Symptoms and causes for entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh?

Meralgia: Impingement of the lateral cutaneous nerve is termed meralgia paresthetica; it involves numbness and/or burning pain down the distribution of the nerve. It is caused by, usually, an overweight individual's soft tissue compressing down on the nerve when sitting down, causing injury. ...Read more

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What causes turner syndrome?

What causes turner syndrome?

Lack of chromosome: Normal humans have 22 pairs of regular chromosomes (chms) and one pair of sex chms .At conception you are supposed to get one of each pair from each parent. If one of the sex (X) chms is lost from the egg, the fetus (which can survive the mistake) will be born with 22 pr of regular chms and only one X.The defect occurs in the formation of the egg. The effect on the kid varies. ...Read more

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