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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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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Piriformis Syndrome (Definition)

Piriformis syndrome describes pain experienced in the buttock which may travel down the thigh or up toward the lower back, most commonly made worse by sitting. The pain results from flexing of the piriformis muscle that places pressure on the sciatic nerve which ...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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What is piriformis syndrome.What does it cause and how could you get relieved of.Does it cause pain in the whole leg.?Please help me.

What is piriformis syndrome.What does it cause and how could you get relieved of.Does it cause pain in the whole leg.?Please help me.

Excellemt Question: Many cases, more than many doctors can imagine, of so called 'sciatica' and due to piriformis syndrome, which is a compression of the sciatic nerve as it travels thru buttock, into leg. A form of 'entrapment syndrome'. Clinical exam makes dx. My mantra: best diagnostic tool between the ears). Causes pain down lower leg; rx is specific stretching exercises+. C a trained physical therapist. ...Read more

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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 more

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If my sciatica was caused by piriformis syndrome wouldnt i feel themmuscle spasm pain in my buttocks?

If my sciatica was caused by piriformis syndrome wouldnt i feel themmuscle spasm pain in my buttocks?

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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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

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How common is piriformis syndrome? Can it cause neuropathic symptoms too such as numbness, tingling, burning?

How common is piriformis syndrome? Can it cause neuropathic symptoms too such as numbness, tingling, burning?

Fairly uncommon: It is a disorder that is fairly difficult to diagnose without injections and thought to be relatively uncommon. It is a cause of sciatic nerve compression and can cause all the symptoms you mentioned ...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