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Doctor insights on: Piriformis Syndrome Or Si Joint

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Can Lupus cause Achiles Tendonitis or Retrocalcaneal Bursitis, Runner's or Jumper's knee, or Cubital Tunnel Sydrome?

Can Lupus cause Achiles Tendonitis or Retrocalcaneal Bursitis, Runner's or Jumper's knee, or Cubital Tunnel Sydrome?

Autoimmune diseases: Autoimmune diseases can sometimes be associated with inflammatory joints and result in laxity. This can can create instability and can create abnormal pull/strain in some muscles - particularly those that are responsible for balance. ...Read more

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Would sacrolilitis or SI joint dysfuncation cause sciatica? Or is Piriformis syndrome more likely, Had MRI of spine and no disk problems found.

Would sacrolilitis or SI joint dysfuncation cause sciatica? Or is Piriformis syndrome more likely, Had MRI of spine and no disk problems found.

Yes : An abnormality of the SI joint such as an inflammatory condition, for example can cause a "sciatica". This is because the L5 nerve, which forms part of the sciatic nerve, runs right over the SI joint. Piriformis syndrome is another example of a condition that is not spine related but can cause sciatica. A detailed exam can usually destinguish the cause. ...Read more

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What is joint hypermobility syndrome?

What is  joint hypermobility syndrome?

Fingers bend back: Hypermobility is diagnosed when several joints extend ( move backwards ) more than they should, elbows small knucles and knees are common. It is not serious generally, and found in many gymnasts and indian rubber circus people. ...Read more

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What is joint hypermobility syndrome?

What is joint hypermobility syndrome?

Painful Joints: Joints that exceed their normal range of motion are "hypermobile". The condition is found mostly in women and has genetic relationships. There is an association of joint hypermobility and #fibromyalgia. Hypermobile joints potentiate people who have this condition to mechanical injury. ...Read more

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Can sacroiliitis or bursitis cause hip to lock?

Not usually: Depends on what you mean by locking. In can be from an internal hip problem (like a labral tear or osteoarthritis) or from an external hip problem like "snapping hip syndrome" or something completely different depending on what you mean by "hip locking" . Sacroilitis usually causes very focal pain over the sacroiliac joint and can sometimes cause radiation into the buttocks, groin, hip, or leg. ...Read more

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Can si joint inflammation cause calf nerve pain?

Can si joint inflammation cause calf nerve pain?

Depends: If you already have sciatica and it involves your si joint too, this nerve goes all the way down to the foot, and can affect any part of the nerve that shoots off from it. To double check, you need to see a PCP/Dr. to get this checked out and see for sure. A sports medicine, or osteopathic (DO) physician are well trained to see this, as are neurologist or orthopedist. Start with your PCP first! ...Read more

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Can inflammation around the si joint cause sciatica pain? Or muscle spasms of piriformis muscle?

Can inflammation around the si  joint cause sciatica pain? Or muscle spasms of piriformis muscle?

Yes/No: Rare that the SI joint can cause true sciatica, however it can cause a referred pattern of pain that is known to radiate down the back of the leg up to about the calf. Traditionally SI Joint pain most often causes tenderness and pain in the buttock area. Piriformis muscle may cause sciatica, but that is also not common. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to determine which is occurring. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause patello femoral syndrome?

Can arthritis cause patello femoral syndrome?

Yes: Significant arthritic damage on the back of your patella could be causing pain in that joint but, you are relatively young but you want to make sure nothing else could be causing your pain. I would suggest an orthopedic exam and xrays of the affected area. ...Read more

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Can facet joint syndrome cause bad posture?

Can facet joint syndrome cause bad posture?

Facet joint: You may be avoiding painful positions. This could affect your posture. ...Read more

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Cubital tunnel syndrome involves which tendons or muscles?

Cubital tunnel syndrome involves which tendons or muscles?

Nerves: Cubital tunnel syndrome is compression of the ulnar nerve as it crosses the inside (or medial) portion of the elbow. The symptoms usually involves numbness or tingling in the medial part of the hand (4th and 5th fingers). ...Read more

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Can joint hypermobility syndrome cause referred pain? Ex shoulder to collar bone or ankle or knee to shin bone?

Can joint hypermobility syndrome cause referred pain? Ex shoulder to collar bone or ankle or knee to shin bone?

Indeed: 28 y female queries whether Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, JHS, causes referred pain. Many w. hypermobile sacroiliac joint, largest joint in axial spine, suffer sciatica. Medical literature reports association of JHS & fibromyalgia, a widespread pain syndrome. ...Read more

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Is exophoria, sacroiliac joint dysfunction/ pain, swelling possibly related to Multiple Sclerosis?

Is exophoria, sacroiliac joint dysfunction/ pain, swelling possibly related to Multiple Sclerosis?

Not really: What you describe can be caused partly by rheumatological condition, and the eye issues could be congenital. Nothing you describe is classical of MS. See your doctor and uncover your problems, as treatments can be very reassuring. ...Read more

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Tcan you have cervical facet joint syndrome and occipital neuralgia

Tcan you have cervical facet joint syndrome and occipital  neuralgia

Yes: and Yes. Sometimes the facet joint nerves can connect with the occipital nerve causing both. Sometimes they are separate issues altogether. ...Read more

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What is sacroiliac joint dysfunction hereditary?

What is sacroiliac joint dysfunction hereditary?

Can be: Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction is hereditary; known concurrent with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). About 1:7 women have benign JHS, i.e., are limber & "double jointed". Hypermobility is evolution-derived safety of rapid birthing. Relaxin hormone secretion intensifies menses pain, & during childbirth Relaxin-exposed pelvic ligaments often biomechanically injured; with permanent weakness. ...Read more

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Iliopsoas syndrome , low back is being twisted causing pinched nerve , pelvis inflammation, spinal tilt, hip pain, constipation, stretching seems to hep?

Iliopsoas syndrome , low back is being twisted causing pinched nerve , pelvis inflammation, spinal tilt, hip pain, constipation, stretching seems to hep?

Consider these: http://www.merckmedicus.com/patient-handouts/hip-flexor-strain-exercises also think about taking an anti-inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen if you are not allergic nor have kidney disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, or diabetic (ask for personal doctors' advice). ...Read more

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How to deal with patellofemoral pain syndrome or chondromalacia patella?

How to deal with patellofemoral pain syndrome or chondromalacia patella?

Be patient: Exercize wizely. Wear a patella tracking brace for the activities that cause the pain. Good nutrition. Lose weight if you have too much. Strengthe the inner quad muscles preferentially. ...Read more

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Could a knee replacement surgery treat patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella?

Could a knee replacement surgery treat patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella?

Sometimes: Patellofemoral syndrome is often successfully treated with aggressive, committed physical therapy aimed at strengthening the inside portion of your quadricep muscle. Damage of the smooth articular cartilage on the undersurface of the knee cap is called chondromalacia patella. If this damage is severe enough, then either a partial or total knee replacement may be indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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