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Recent episode of sciatica. Glute, hamstring, calf, heel and lateral portion of foot affected. Pain dissipated quickly and is gone, reduced sensation?

Recent episode of sciatica. Glute, hamstring, calf, heel and lateral portion of foot affected.  Pain dissipated quickly and is gone, reduced sensation?

L5-S1 disc bulge: An l5-s1 disc can have a full spectrum of the symptoms due to minor bulges from subtle tears in the annulus fibrosis to full blown disc hernia hernia causing more severe and more persistent symptoms.Rest and restricted activities leads to natural healing in most cases.The presence of severe persistent pain or muscle weakness signifies a more serious problem requiring medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Constant pain near base of spine and top of glute?

Constant pain near base of spine and top of glute?

Be seen: There are a lot of structures in that area that can cause pain including the intervertebral discs, the lumbar facet joints, and the SI joints. If it is causing you a lot of trouble, I would not hesitate to be seen and a detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is pain and swelling 3 days after a glute injection, but no redness, something to be worried about?

Is pain and swelling 3 days after a glute injection, but no redness, something to be worried about?

Can last 7 or more d: You can have localized pain at the injection site that can last 7 days or longer in some individuals. I suggest you observe the area with a mirror , and watch for any redness or swelling also feel the area and feel for any increased earth to the touch. If any of these occur than go back to your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Hi, I have picked up an injury, at first i thought it was my glute but i now believe it to be my glute. What's the best treatment? I'm a runner

Hi, I have  picked up an injury, at first i thought it was my glute but i now believe it to be my glute. What's the best treatment? I'm a runner

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What are some glute/thigh exercises that won't damage my knees?

What are some glute/thigh exercises that won't damage my knees?

Correct technique: Correct technique is the correct way to prevent joint, ligament, and other structure injury. Most exercises, including lifting, is safe provided you use correct technique. Get a coach, start with low weights/high repetitions, and avoid things that cause severe or sharp pain. Lunges, starting without weight, are great for the gluts/thighs. When doing this, keep the front knee behind the toes ...Read more

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I have severe LB/glute pain primarily on left side.l I noticed a (fluid like) lump on sacrum bilaterally but larger on left. What could this be?

 I have severe LB/glute pain primarily on left side.l I noticed a (fluid like) lump on sacrum bilaterally but larger on left. What could this be?

Get a scan: The differential diagnosis would include fat necrosis, partial or full disc herniation, sacrococcygeal mass, cutaneous tumors, and poorly exercised paraspinal muscles. I suggest you see a physical therapist to have the area evaluated and go from there, if the answer is not simple an MRI may be needed to identify what lies beneath the skin for diagnosis and therapy ...Read more

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Does glute bridging help stretch hip flexors?

Does glute bridging help stretch hip flexors?

Strengthen: The hip flexors pull the upper leg up at the hip, allows us to lift our knees and bend at the waist. There are five muscles that connect the femur to the pelvis. Stretching and strengthening the hip flexors is important to avoid injury and increase performance. ...Read more

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I am a dancer and i would love to know how to be able to relieve thigh and glute cramps. They are really painful and can stop me from dancing?

I am a dancer and i would love to know how to be able to relieve thigh and glute cramps. They are really painful and can stop me from dancing?

I would see your doc: You doc needs to run some lab tests. You may have a potassium depletion. You may just have a cramp. There is an over the counter remedy called "emergent - c" with glucosamine chond. Take this powdered vitamin with some gaterade and see if the cramps subside. ...Read more

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Can I use lidocane on a scar from a deep cut through my glute muscle?

Can I use lidocane on a scar from a deep cut through my glute muscle?

Ans: Why would you? I assume you are saying you still have pain from the injury? The lidocaine will not go through the scar tissue. Try more of a rub like voltaren (diclofenac) gel ...Read more

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