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.
Yes. It depend upon whether is compresing the sciatic nerve or not (the piriform muscle)
Yes. Yes. Nerve irritation or sciatica often accompany pirifirmis syndrome. Leg pain and also back pain can be present. Radiation to the back of the knee is not uncommon. Your profile indicates the presence of spinal stenosis. This, along with sciatica associated with pirifirmis syndrome, can cause knee pain. If your symptoms progress get rechecked by your doctor for treatment recommendations. .
Possibly. Piriformis syndrome can result in buttock as well as sciatic nerve pain. It is therefore possible to experience pain behind the knee from piriformis syndrome.

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What causes piriformis syndrome. Could it cause pain in the whole leg and knee? Does it cause difficulty in stepping on foot. Please help?

Pyriformis syndrome. Pyriformis syndrome is pain in the buttocks cause by imbalance of the pyriformis muscle that crosses near the sciatic nerve that can cause sciatica just like a herniated disc. I have had this and there are some great online stretching exercises to help as well as to diagnose this condition. See your pcp and ask to see a good physical therapist who may help you sort things out. Read more...

Diagnosed with piriformis syndrome. Pain has moved from the middle left buttocks, groin, quadriceps. Now I have hypersensitive skin on knee, & sheen.?

Most likely disc . The symptoms of piriformis syndrome some time look like disc problem, when you sign of numbness going down to chin this tell me most likely it is a disc problem in the lumber area. Check it out. Read more...

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...
Piriformis syndrome. Is usually due to imbalance of your pelvis and altered biomechanics putting constant strain on your piriformis. See an osteopath or a physiatrist or even a podiatrist for another opinion. Read more...

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 more...
EMG. There are two options.First one is to do and emg(electromyogram)this test should tell you if the sciatica is due to a radiculopathy or due to others causes such as the piriform syndrome.Second one is more delicate and involves doing a piriform block(requires using an ultrasound guided inyection.Person doing it have to be expirienced using the ultrasound in that area. Read more...
Clinical exam. A good medical doctor will examine you and find out what is going on. Usually, straight leg raise testing will make it clear if this is from the nerve roots or from the nerve being pinched by the muscles (eg piriformis). Read more...

Can Piriformis Syndrome be in both legs? Sometimes in 1 leg then subsides then another. Comes on when walking. Legs ache and pain in calves too.

Piriformis Syndrome. Yes it can be in both legs. This could be other things including vascular ( circulation issues). Concerned because it comes on with walking. Suggest you be evaluated by a physician right away. Read more...

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...

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...

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...