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Hamstring Glute Pain
I've been having pain in my right upper hamstring/lower glute for over a year. I primarily feel it when running. When does it make sense to get a MRI?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why does my left leg always hurt? It seems to never stop. It's in my left hip/glute my whole leg. Which test could help pint point where coming from?
Got a small lump on my tibia two weeks ago. It moves with the skin, not attached to the bone. Causes other pain in my leg, as high as my glute.
How small?: If not attached to bone, this my be a skin cyst or small skin growth called dermatofibroma. It would be unusual for a small growth on the tibia, to cause pain going up to your glut in your buttocks. IS it red or warm? Any pain that persists deserves to be examined by a docctor. Read more
I reherniated the same disc, L5, S1, 8 months after a microdiscectomy, and now have a lot of pain in my left leg and glute after sleeping. What do I do?
Varies: Approximately 80-90 percent of herniations will heal over time, even in patients with previous surgery. Choices would essentially be the same as before you had surgery: give time with possibly use of medications, or do noninvasive treatments to see if they will help (therapy, chiropractic, traction, modalities), or do interventional procedures such as esi, or consider more surgery. Read more
Pain/tightness top of glute from LHS coccyx to hip. Not radiating down leg. Worse when arch with sway back- like sharp nerve pain deep in glute? Why?
Piriformis Syndrome: You appear to be describing symptoms that can correlate with prirformis syndrome, whereby the sciatic nerve can become trapped and compressed between the short hip external rotator muscles. The diagnosis is often made as a diagnosis of exclusion after true sciatica or a nerve compression at lumbar spine region is ruled out. Thorough exam by orthopaedic surgeon focusing on hip pain Read more
Had a laminectomy/disectomy in dec 2014 for a pinched sciatic nerve in my right leg 2 month later I have a dural leak and pain/numbness in labia/glute?
Odd symptoms on Rt side of body: throat feels tight, red spot on tongue, tongue goes right when stuck out, sharp/ache in glute and leg. All right side?
See physician: It is possibly something neurological. You should be checked. That is the prudent thing to do. It is hard to give you an answer without an examination. Read more
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
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
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
Glute Ham Raise:
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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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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