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Piriformis Syndrome Recovery Time
How much time is the recovery after having a fasciotomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome?
Depends: Depends on location of fasciotomy (arm or leg), was it open or closed, was the exposed muscle grafted if it was an open fasciotomy? The best person to answer this question is the surgeon who did the procedure. If it was done in a timely manner, with no nerve or muscle injury, recovery is usually quick, a month or two. ...Read more
CTR recovery: In my practice the patient has a soft dressing for 1 week and they start mobilizing in the second week. Recovery from the carpal tunnel surgery can be as quick as two weeks but the nerve recovery may take 6 months if the nerve compression was severe. Scar matures over 6-9 months. Your hand surgeon is the best person to give you detailed information about recovery specific to your condition. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
4-6 weeks: It take that time to heal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Days to weeks: An endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ctr) requires a very small incision on the wrist. It is common to have some soreness in the wrist and/or palm after surgery. Post-operative immobilization is brief and the hand can be used almost immediately after surgery. More rigorous activities may take 2-6 weeks of recovery time. Therapy is needed only for severe cases or significant pain/swelling post-op. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
When other treatment: When other treatment has not helped, evaluating any other medical problems, avoiding activities that may be causing symptoms, using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory wearing a wrist splint to keep your wrist straight, in some cases, oral corticosteroids or corticosteroid injections into the carpal tunnel and some emergency conditions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Upto a year: Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a compression neuropathy in which the tibial nerve is compressed as it travels through the tarsal tunnel. Patients complain of numbness in the foot radiating to the big toe and the first three toes, pain, burning, shooting sensations, and tingling over the base of the foot and the heel. Long standing problem takes longer to recover even up to a year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can the be expected for recovery time from medial epicondylar release with ulnar nerve decompression possible transposition?
Surgery: It may take up to three months for you surgery to heal. ...Read more
How effective is MRI at diagnosing compartment syndrome or chronic exertional compartment syndrome?
Depnds on swel/pain: This is exercised induced compartment syn. Most people stop due 2 pain, and rest. It goes away fairly soon. If bad poeple go 2 their ortho guy and get worked up & can have a prophylactic compartment releas with minimal incisions, as compared 2 knee 2 ankle 4 severe compt syn. ...Read more
3+ months: Total recovery can take up to 1 year, but most of the recovery is accomplished by 3 months post-op. It usually involves 2-3 days in the hospital, early mobilization with full weight-bearing, driving within 6 wks, back to work on average 2 months after surgery. ...Read more
What's the difference symptom wise, of carpel tunnel syndrome and median nerve injury ? Can cervical rf procedure cause median nerve injury?
How long will FULL recovery take after dual - ulnar osteotomy & de Quervain's release surgeries? Job=continuous hours of mvement of fingers/wrist/arms
Weeks: Talk to your surgeon, but it sounds like you have had extensive surgery. This will take weeks to recover. ...Read more
Depend on surgery: it really depend on why a patient had surgery most of thoracic outlet syndrome cases does not required surgery specially the neurogenic because the outcome is not very encouraging the only time surgery is warranted if the presence of the cervical rib or the space between the rib and the clavicle is narrower from previous accident or fracture and that cause pressure against mostly blood vessel ...Read more
I have suffered for two years with piriformis syndrome and tried everything except surgery but I am worried as to the recovery time and after effects?
Hi, can piriformis syndrome cause the SI joints to become unstable with its Constance pulling on them. Thanks for taking the time to answer. ?
What are suggested remedies for piriformis syndrome? I have had physical therapy and a cortisone shot. The pain still remains and can be quite debilitating at times. I am only 60 years of age. Are there other recommendations that i can try or return t
How can I tell if my l side sciatic px is from piriformis syndrome or herniated disk? The pain intensity varies & at time only in my l low back/buttock. When I have leg pain to my left foot goes cold.
Sometimes : It's very difficult to differentiate between those two. A good physical exam and history necessary. Avoid positions that worse the pain. An MRI sometimes necessary to r/o hnp. Ice, rest and stretching exercises will improved a piriformis syndrome. Also the use of nsaids meds sometimes indicated. Can take long. I went through ps symptoms in the past. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Irritation of muscle: Piriformis syndrome is caused when the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve. Since piriformis syndrome is usually caused by sports or movement that repeatedly stresses the piriformis muscle, such as running or lunging, prevention is often related to good form. Avoid running or exercising on hills or uneven surfaces. Warm up properly before activity and increase intensity gradually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Piriformis Pain: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Piriformis symdrome: manifests when the sciatic nerve is compressed by a muscle in the buttocks called the piriformis uscle. you can have lower back pain and also in the hip (or sciatic notch). worse with sitting, running or cycling. You can reduce pain by various exercises, stretches, and anti inflammatories. It can take up to 4 to 6 weeks to get relief. see a doctor ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Wrong Question: Piriformis synd rarely goes away by itself.The question is 'What can be done to get rid of piriformis synd.?' Some people advocate stretching the piriformis muscle, but in my pain practice that rarely works.A simple, gentle osteopathic technique which you can be taught to do at home may help. I recommend seeing an osteopathic dr. trained in hands-on diagnosis & manipulation to get proper treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sciatica refers to ANY cause of irritation ,injury or trauma to the sciatic nerve, at any point in its anatomic course. This can be from a stretch injury ,fall, surgery, or direct trauma. Piriformis syndrome is a irritability and spasm of the piriformis muscle ,which directly overlies the sciatic nerve. In rare cases the sciatic nerve passes through the muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skilled Examiner: Piriformis Synd often causes pain in the buttock region & can also cause sciatica-type symptoms with pain down the back of the thigh to just above the knee. Sacroilitis is not known to cause pain down the back of the thigh. A skilled examiner, such as an osteopath trained in hands-on diagnosis & manipulation can easily tell the diff: tenderness over the piriformis vs. tenderness along the SI jt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Piriformis Pain: 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
Will i be in constant pain with piriformis syndrome? Been reading peoples horror stories about. Now really worried and scared.
Piriformis: May or may not be. Get it checked by rehab, ortho, or spine surgeon. Piriformis syndrome may not be the problem. Stretch your hams, check for bulging discs. ...Read more
I've been doing stretches that are supposed to be good for sciatica and piriformis syndrome, but i always hurt more later, what could be the cause?
Pelvis joints: The idea that you have pyriformis syndrome is a speculation. You might have a dysfunctional sacroiliac joint, and the exercises might be stretching these joints. An osteopth can help you to figure this out. See my chronic pain board at quora.Com (free) where i discuss these issues. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does piriformis syndrome or sciatica ever go away and let me be normal again? how long? how can I relieve pain and stop it? I am working on my weight
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