Is there anyone with diagnosed Piriformis Syndrome , who can tell me if my symptoms sound familiar? I’ve had terrible glute, hip, calf, foot, low back, and thigh pain for the past year . It gradually began 2 yrs ago and became worse over time. Triggered by sitting too long. Now, the pain is constant, and I have to take Tramadol and gabapentin to manage.
Chiropractor : Says hips are misaligned, one leg shorter than the other.
Neuro: I have budging disc with broad anular fistula at L4-L3 and L5-S5, mild stenosis.
Rheumatologist: I do not have the gene for ankolosying spondylitis or any autoimmune disorders. Says I’m hyper mobile, and could be the cause......
The pain is so deep and intense that I’m constantly digging and rolling my muscles which only seems to aggravate it. Huge lumps and knots In my quads, calves and hips.
Background: I’m 35, in good shape. I’ve had one fall at age 18, which broke my tail bone. I’ve been a group fitness, dance fitness instructor for 10 yrs and lift weights. On my feet all day at work as an RN and can hardly walk by lunch time. This pain has stopped me dead in my tracks. I’ve tried resting, pushing through it and nothing seems to help!! Best way I can describe it is my deep muscles painfully itch. Excerciss seems to help while my bloods flowing, but may increase the pain at rest.
Please let me know if anyone can relate, what’s helped you and what differential diagnosis you’ve gotten before getting to the root of the problem. Why are none of the docs mentioning Piriformis Syndrome??