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How is a DX of Piriformis Syndrone made? Is it merely Sciatic Nerve irratation that radiates to buttocks. What is the Treatment?

How is a DX of Piriformis Syndrone made? Is it merely Sciatic Nerve irratation that radiates to buttocks. What is the Treatment?

Exam: The primary diagnostic tool is a detailed exam. A nerve conduction test specifically looking for piriformis syndrome can confirm. An injection in the piriformis area is used and can be both therapeutic and diagnostic. Physical therapy can be helpful in many cases. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my piriformis hurts from dance?

What do you suggest if my piriformis hurts from dance?

Piriformis: Lots of stretching... although to have 'just' piriformis pain after dance is rare. It might just be pain from working out, depending on the dance, and your hip rotators all might be sore. Drink plenty of water and stretch all rotators and hip muscles just after warm-up, and also during cooling down if possible. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Does the clamshell, exercises the piriformis? When doing the exercise I lots of pain later on.

Does the clamshell, exercises the piriformis? When doing the exercise I lots of pain later on.

It does: but it's just one part of several treatments... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piriformis_syndrome#Treatment my advice? don't do any one exercise/maneuver to the point your pain is significantly exacerbated. you have to pick and choose to do your exercises at the right time and at the right intensity/amount. one tip I suggest is walking in the pool in waist deep water: side ways/backwards/forward ...Read more

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What causes your piriformis to have issues, and how do you treat the discomfort and lead a normal life? Is it possible to fix it 100%?

What causes your piriformis to have issues, and how do you treat the discomfort and lead a normal life? Is it possible to fix it 100%?

Yes: By treating an underlying cause of postural abnormality. Piriformis pain is an effect of pelvic imbalance either due to short leg syndrome or unequal muscle tone in the spine or pelvis. This can be done with heel lifts. You need a good thorough physical exam by someone who understands postural biomechanics. ...Read more

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Piriformis trapped nerve dangerous?

Piriformis trapped nerve dangerous?

Piriformis sciatica: I'm not sure what you mean by "dangerous". Most cases of piriformis syndrome with intermittent sciatica are painful, but not at all what i'd consider dangerous. As you can see from the image attached, the sciatic nerve can pass behind the muscle or split the muscle (just butt pain then), or one or both parts of the nerve can pierce the muscle which can cause the shooting pain down the leg. ...Read more

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Why does my piriformis hurt from dancing?

Why does my piriformis hurt from dancing?

Varies: The piriformis is a muscle that inserts into the proximal hip and assists in hip movement. There are a variety of reasons it may be being aggravated. Doing a good warmup and stretch before dancing at help. A physical therapist can give you good exercises for it as well. If it does not improve, see a doctor to verify diagnosis and discuss treatment directly. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of piriformis syndrome?

What is the main cause of piriformis syndrome?

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 more

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Are there usually many symptoms when you have piriformis syndrome?

Are there usually many symptoms when you have piriformis syndrome?

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

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How is piriformis syndrome treated? And how long does it take to go away?

How is piriformis syndrome treated? And how long does it take to go away?

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 more

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I have piriformis syndrome. How long should I expect it to take to recover?

I have piriformis syndrome.  How long should I expect  it to take to recover?

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 more

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