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Pain (R)lower back & front,hip,groin, at times gluteal muscles. Walk w a limp, at times feels like hip bone locked & have to wiggle it out. Hip issue?

Pain (R)lower back & front,hip,groin, at times gluteal muscles. Walk w a limp, at times feels like hip bone locked & have to wiggle it out. Hip issue?

Yes: Young female has "hip" discomfort & sense of "locking" + radiation of pain to groin. These symptoms are compatible w. sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder. Vertebral disk disorders do not radiate to groin, but SIJ does. Absent childbirth or mechanical injury of SIJ, there becomes a need to consider contribution of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, JHS. Osteopaths have diagnostic skills in this arena. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I have pain in my right gluteal muscles and a limp due to an open book pelvic fracture 2 months ago. What are the helpful exercises and recovery time?

I have pain in my right gluteal muscles and a limp due to an open book pelvic fracture 2 months ago. What are the helpful exercises and recovery time?

See doc: see an ortho trauma specialist and get X-rays- could be your pelvis is not properly aligned- some of this may not resolve ...Read more

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What causes weak thigh, hamstring, and gluteal muscles in older people?

What causes weak thigh, hamstring, and gluteal muscles in older people?

Natural history: Gait analysis studies show thigh (quad muscle) inhibition and weakness as we age. It is a natural cause of limping (or knee hyperextended walking), which aggravates the hamstring tendons. Exercises to retrain the quad muscles can help. These exercises include straight leg raises, exercise bicycle, and gentle stairclimbing. Forcing yourself not to limp will also help. ...Read more

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Mri shows 1.5 inch lipoma deep in left gulteal muscle - could this be causing pain in gluteal muscle and siatica pain in same leg?

Mri shows 1.5 inch lipoma deep in left gulteal muscle - could this be causing pain in  gluteal  muscle and siatica pain in same leg?

Yes or Piriformis: The sciatic nerve runs underneath the piriformis muscle and typically does not irritate the nerve. However if the muscle is irritated or the nerve runs through the belly of the muscle (5-10% of people) it can press on the sciatic nerve and cause the sciatica type pain in the buttock region but also radiate into the leg as well. Typically stretching and nsaids are mainstay for treatment. ...Read more

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What does "t1 and t2 hyperintense focus at L1 vertebral segment" suggest (from MRI reading)? Have pain, muscle spasms, hard tissue in low back/gluteal

What does "t1 and t2 hyperintense focus at L1 vertebral segment" suggest (from MRI reading)? Have pain, muscle spasms, hard tissue in low back/gluteal

May be inflammation: Hyper intensity my indicate inflammation or a hemangioma. Tough to say without looking at the images. I would see a spine specialist and get an opinion. The gluteal area is well below l1. So I do not believe those symptoms are related. ...Read more

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Had l5-c1 herniated disc yea. Sever gluteal muscle pain 4 weeks ago. Since 4 days i'm having lower back bone pain. Difficulty & Pain urinating. ?

Had l5-c1 herniated disc yea. Sever gluteal muscle pain 4 weeks ago. Since 4 days i'm having lower back bone pain.   Difficulty & Pain urinating. ?

Here are some ...: Go to confirm no UTI, poor bladder emptying, etc. by physical exam + testing UA & residual urine. As to managing the potential consequence from nerve compression affecting bladder nerve, work with Doc so to decide what and how. In the meantime, try to urinate on regular basis + using one of alpha-blockers to help relax bladder opening and prostate urethra. Hopefully, all things in lower spine will ...Read more

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Wht could b this if i m having rght side gluteal pain involving si region also. Is it gynaec or mucular?

Wht could b this if i m having rght side gluteal pain involving si region also. Is it gynaec or mucular?

SI region pain: Muscluoskeletal more than likely. Pain involving the sacral nerve compression or piriformis syndrome. See a physiatrist for help with these conditions. ...Read more

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What happens if you work out, how do you alleviate your pain in the muscles?

What happens if you work out, how do you alleviate your pain in the muscles?

NSAIDs, rest: Typically rest, stretching, modification of the workout program, ice/heat, massage (i.e. rollers), and/or use of NSAID medications (ibuprofen, naprosyn) will help. ...Read more