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Can tight hamstrings cause sciatica without any involvement of the piriformis muscle? (pain in the upper part of my leg after sitting over 3 hours)

Can tight hamstrings cause sciatica without any involvement of the piriformis muscle? (pain in the upper part of my leg after sitting over 3 hours)

Opposite: It is actually more likely the.other way around. Chronic "sciatica" will cause a person to lean forward and not fully straighten out at the hip and knee which can potentially lead to hip flexor and knee flex ion (hamstring) contractures; not typically the other way around. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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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What causes severe muscle cramping in various muscles in the absence of exercise?

What causes severe muscle cramping in various muscles  in the absence of exercise?

Cramping: It may be an electrolyte imbalance need to get some lab work it may also be related to some of the medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Sudden pain and loss of strength in arms due to deconditioning?

Sudden pain and loss of strength in arms due to deconditioning?

No: Sudden anything is not deconditioning- that takes a long time. Sudden pain and loss of strength needs prompt evaluation. You need to see your family md as soon as possible or it may become permanent. Please do not delay. ...Read more

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Massive pain isolated in middle of back. Constant muscle twitching all over body primarily in legs. Weakness in left leg and arm. mri of neck normal?

Back pain: There is concern for spinal cord damage in your thoracic spine and an MRI is needed of the thoracic spine immediately. Pressure on the spinal cord can cause irreversible damage including paralysis. Please go to the ER. ...Read more

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Can a torn rotator cuff muscle result in aching in the shoulder and arm without any real restrictions in movement?

Can a torn rotator cuff muscle result in aching in the shoulder and arm without any real restrictions in movement?

Not likely: A torn rotator cuff can definitely cause pain in the shoulder and arm, but the vast majority of the time the pain will be worse with motions like lifting your head over your arm or reaching behind your back. If you have absolutely no increased pain when you move your arm, it does bring the diagnosis into question. A pinched nerve in the neck can cause shoulder that is not worse with motion. ...Read more

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Pain in the back of the head when doing compound movements in the gym? Is it exertion headache or a strained muscle?

Pain in the back of the head when doing compound movements in the gym? Is it exertion headache or a strained muscle?

Either: It can be either. Although, if it occurs only in the gym, it is more likely exertional HA. Might also be high blood pressure, brain aneurysm. It is important to get that symptom checked soon, and avoid straining until you do! ...Read more

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Can a compressed nerve in the back cause you to have muscle weakness and wasting in your upper body and lower body. Arms and legs muscle.

Can a compressed nerve in the back cause you to have muscle weakness and wasting in your upper body and lower body. Arms and legs muscle.

Nerve Compression: Nerve compression can cause weakness and muscle wasting in the extremities. The nerves coming out of your neck go down the arm. The nerves coming out of the back go down your legs. If there is wasting in both the arms and the legs, their is likely a problem with both back and neck. See your chiropractor, for spine manipulation and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Can a herniated L-5 with annular tear plus oa in the spine cause pain and spasm in calf muscle In the leg?

Can a herniated L-5 with annular tear plus oa in the spine cause pain and spasm in calf muscle In the leg?

Possibly: If your disc rupture is compressing the S-1 nerve root, just below L-5, referred pain in both calf and foot might be experienced. If this is an underlying progression, your doctor needs to know so that preventative treatment can be started. ...Read more

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Does any part in the thoracic spine region cause muscle weakness in both arm and leg?

Does any part in the thoracic spine region cause muscle weakness in both arm and leg?

No: The nerves to the arms arise from the cervical region. The nerves to the legs arise from the lumbar region. I would go see a neurologist for ongoing problems ...Read more

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Is their no pain relief in deterioration of bones and muscles and nerves?

Is their no pain relief in deterioration of bones and muscles and nerves?

Causes need to be : Your problem seems to be overwhelming toxicity in the body that is creating the pain. You need to find a doctor who respects the toxic causes of pain and who can try to put you on a program to lower your toxic levels of heavy metals, solvent , pesticides and industrial chemicals. ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle, stiffness, pain and swelling in the thigh area?

What are the causes of muscle, stiffness, pain and swelling in the thigh area?

See physician : Swelling of the muscle can indicate myosotis - this can be related to injury or systemic reaction. Best to get it looked at. ...Read more

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Over time does exertional compartment syndrome cause all of the compartments in the lower leg to be affected? Smaller tenser muscles?

Over time does exertional compartment syndrome cause all of the compartments in the lower leg to be affected? Smaller tenser muscles?

Not likely: The anterior compartment is the tightest, and when you're having pain there you usually stop exerting yourself, reducing the pressure there and in all the compartments. It is possible in other compartments though, and the syndrome has been described in every compartment of arms and legs. In my experience it's limited to one compartment at t time just the same. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot in the leg cause involuntary muscle movements in the leg and ankle pain?

Can a blood clot in the leg cause involuntary muscle movements in the leg and ankle pain?

It's possible: As poor venous outflow from the muscles in the lower(distal) leg due to a blood clot(DVT) could lead to spasms, but it's not the most common symptom. The swelling often associated can lead to ankle pain. ...Read more

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Pain in calfs with severe Right knee pain that travels through the whole leg and to the buttocks and severe pain in feet when walking ?

Sounds Sciatic: Radiating pain up and down the legs sounds like a nerve issue. The sciatic nerve and its branches would be the likely culprit. The important question is what's causing the irritation? It could be a space occupying lesion, bakers cyst, related to increased facial compartment pressures or an issue with the nerve itself. It definitely deserves a thorough evaluation. Dr.R ...Read more

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Lose of mass in leg with pain and sweelling in knee area why?

Lose of mass in leg with pain and sweelling in knee area why?

See orthopedics : Because of your past history of giant cell tumor it is important to find out why the knee is swollen. It is normal for muscles around a joint to become weak and lose mass if the joint is painful or has loss of function. You should see an orthopedics surgeon soon. ...Read more

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Can sciatica cause localized pain? Example: more in the calf or back of thigh..also can it cause muscle spasms in leg?

Can sciatica cause localized pain? Example:  more in the calf or back of thigh..also can it cause muscle spasms in leg?

It can present : In all the ways you describe. Sometimes it is best to have it checked out to make sure there are not two different independent problems occuring simultaneously. ...Read more

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Can muscle strain and pain in the hip radiate to thigh?

Yes it can: Pain radiate to thigh from hip problem is not unusall. ...Read more

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Burning pain in top of leg,calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor,tingle in side of face,hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?

Burning pain in top of leg,calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor,tingle in side of face,hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?

MRI brain with FLAIR: The facial tingling and response to hot shower is concerning. Your neurologist will want to do a good exam and get an MRI of the head to exclude MS or clinically isolated syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more