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Doctor insights on: Piriformis Syndrome Sciatica

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Can prolonged sitting cause sciatica or piriformis syndrome?

Can prolonged sitting cause sciatica or piriformis syndrome?

In part but need mor: We would need more information. The piriformis muscle is in the gluteal region and sitting can irritate it but strengthen it. The piriformis muscle can press on the sciatic nerve and cause sciatica. You can see your physician and have this evaluated. You will benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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


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Describe tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Describe tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Pain, burning: Tarsal tunnel syndrome is an injury or compression of the posterior tibial nerve. This runs behind the inside ankle bone into the foot at the level of the heel bone. Most symptoms will be pain and burning from the level of the ankle to the bottom of the foot depending on which nerve branches are involved. ...Read more

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Can you explain what's this is diabetic radiculopothy sciatica piriformis syndrome?

Can you explain what's this is diabetic radiculopothy sciatica piriformis syndrome?

Diabetic radiculopat: Diabetes is a systemic disease with widespread effects throughout the body. Neuropathy is nerve damage, anywhere. Either the myelin or the nerve fiber can be affected causing a demyelinating or axonal neuropathy respectively. A radiculopathy is a pinched nerve as the nerve root exits the neck or lower back. In piriformis syndrome there is pinching of sciatic nerve under the piriformis muscle. ...Read more

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What is abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome?

What is abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome?

Pinched nerve: I think you are referring to the lateral cutaneous femoral nerve syndrome. This is a situation where a nerve branch gets entrapped and can lead to numbness and sometimes pain in the anterior thigh. ...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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Spasticity common with tarsal tunnel syndrome???

Spasticity common with tarsal tunnel syndrome???

To some extent: Compression of the structures in the tarsal tunnel can cause muscular spasm of the medial aspect of the foot. On the other hand, if it is particularly severe, there may be something else going on. ...Read more

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Does piriformis syndrome cause pain at back of knee?

Yes: The piriformis syndrome is caused by the piriformis muscle compressing the sciatic nerve. Usually it causes pain and tingling in the buttocks, but if the compression is severe enough it can cause pain down the length of the sciatic nerve in the leg. There are a number of treatments available to avoid surgery. An Orthopedic surgeon or Physiatrist can recommend such modalities ...Read more

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Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Pyriformis/sciatic: Yes thigh stiffness in the back of the thigh can certainly be present in the conditions above. Pain should also be present to some extent. ...Read more

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Is carpal tunnel syndrome linked with bulging cervical discs?

Is carpal tunnel syndrome linked with bulging cervical discs?

No: Carapal tunnel refers to the "tunnel" through which the median nerve travels as it enters the hand at the wrist. This is a site of compression on the median nerve and is considered a focal entrapment neuropathy. Pinched nerves at the neck from bulging discs are a different location entirely. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are neuritis, radiculitis, radiculopathy, sciatica and cauda equina?

Can you explain what are neuritis, radiculitis, radiculopathy, sciatica and cauda equina?

Ill try: These are all similar terms neuritis is inflamation of a peripheral nervec radiculitis is inflation of a nerve rootr adiculopathy is chacteristic pain pattetn from a radiculitis siatica is ageneral term that describesva chacteristic pain in buttocks and leg often caused by a radiculits or neuritis of siatic nerve. Cauda equina is the name of the large group of nerves that comes off spinal cord tip. ...Read more

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What eases restless leg syndrome?

What eases restless leg syndrome?

Multiple: Dopamine agonists work best and include ropinorole, pramipexole, the new Neupro (rotigotine) patch. More traditional meds have included l-dopa, and clonazepam. If you have anemia or kidney disease, better treatment of these conditions may work. Check serum ferritin as some folks may have issues with iron metabolism. Rls is occasionally associated with ms>. ...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 cortisone shot alleviate piriformis syndrome?

Can cortisone shot alleviate piriformis syndrome?

Potentially: This is very possible. Sometimes physical therapy focused on stretching and flexibility is enough. Sometimes this along with a steroid injection can alleviate the symptoms. Consult with your physician to see if you are a candidate for this. ...Read more

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Could periformis syndrome cause weakness in leg.?

Could periformis syndrome cause weakness in leg.?

Rarely: First, this syndrome should be a diagnosis of exclusion when sciatica has no other discernible cause. Pain, the typical symptom, could cause disuse and secondary weakness over time. Weakness of sciatic nerve driven muscles is rare in pirformis syndrome. ...Read more

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Difference between herniated discs, nerve compression, radiculopathy, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylosis and osteoarthritis. I get various diagnosis?

Difference between herniated discs, nerve compression, radiculopathy, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylosis and osteoarthritis. I get various diagnosis?

It may be that you : Have them all as everyone ages so by 49 as a male, there are degenerative or arthritis changes in the spine termed spondylosis. By age 60, 20% have some narrowing or stenosis of the spinal canal. Disc herniation can lead to it too all resulting in nerve compression which can cause arm/leg symptoms termed a radiculopathy or in leg also known as a sciatica. ...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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Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

On occasion: But more often is sporadic without family history. May be related to problems with iron metabolism. ...Read more

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Can piriformis syndrome cause lower back pain?

Yes: Yes it can. If my opinion, this condition is overdiagnosed and there are several more common causes of back pain, especially in a young person. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more