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NHL Truth & Rumors: Oct. 12, 2006 

Sports Illustrated - 1 hour, 33 minutes ago
Flyers goaltender Robert Esche is clearly unhappy about sitting out for three straight games, but he has taken the high road and not complained. Esche did not look good in the 4-0 loss in Pittsburgh.   -- Philadelphia Inquirer

Aebischer, Canadiens defeat Flyers 3-1 
AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 11 8:08 PM
No way this game was going one second longer than needed for Montreal, not with David Aebischer simply sensational in regulation time.

Philadelphia Daily News - Oct 12 12:51 AM
AS THE Flyers were skating around the puck on the ice in the Wachovia Center, the medical staff was in the back room trying to get the mumbo jumbo out of a complex medical report.

Flyers Notes | Tentative diagnosis on Rathje's back 
Philly.com - Oct 12 12:41 AM
The strange injury saga of Mike Rathje continues. The Flyers defenseman still does not have a conclusive diagnosis as to what is wrong with his ailing back.

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Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or otherwise irritated piriformis syndrom by the piriformis muscle. This causes pain, tingling and numbness in the buttocks and along the course of the piroformis syndrome sciatic nerve. The syndrome may result from piriformus syndrome anatomical variations in the muscle-nerve relationship, or from overuse or strain.


  • 1 Pathophysiology
  • 2 Other piriforms syndrome presentations
  • 3 Treatment
  • 4 External piraformis syndrome links
  • 5 See also


In 15% of the population the sciatic nerve passes through the piriformis muscle, rather piriformis syndrome and knots in the lower back than underneath it. These people have a far greater incidence of piriformis syndrome than piriformis muscle syndrome does the general population.

Inactive gluteal muscles also facilitate development of the syndrome. These are important rotated hip can cause piriformis syndrome in both hip extension and in aiding the piriformis in external rotation of symptoms of piriformis syndrome the femur. A major cause for inactive gluteals is icd 9 piriformis syndrome unwanted reciprocal inhibition from overactive hip flexors (psoas major, iliacus, and rectus femorus). This imbalance usually occurs where the hip piriformis syndrome and dallas flexors have been trained to be too piriformis syndrome exercises short and tight, such as when someone sits with hips flexed, as in sitting, all day piriformis syndrome treatment at work. This deprives the gluteals of activation, piriformis syndrome and exercise and the synergists to the gluteals (hamstrings, adductor magnus, and piriformis) then have to piriformis syndrome duration perform extra roles they were not designed to do. Resulting hypertrophy of the piriformis syndrome knee replacement surgery piriformis then produces the typical symptoms.

Other presentations

In addition to causing gluteal pain that may radiate piriformis syndrome misdiagnosis down the leg, the syndrome may present with pain that is relieved by walking with the foot on piriformis syndrome symptoms pushing on trigger points for piriformis syndrome the involved side pointing outward. This position externally rotates the hip, lessening the stretch on the piriformis and relieving icd-9 for piriformis syndrome the pain slightly. Piriformis syndrome is also known as 'wallet sciatica' or 'fat wallet syndrome,' as the condition can piriformis syndrome exercise be caused or aggravated piriformis syndrome in runners by sitting with a large wallet in the rear pocket. [1]


Treatment begins with stretching exercises and massage, and piriformis syndrome misdiagnosed as torn labrum the avoidance of contributary piriformis syndrome or sciatica activities such as running and bicycling. Some clinicians recommend formal physical therapy, including the piriformis syndrome therapy teaching of stretching techniques, manual massage, and strengthening of the core muscles (abs, back, etc.) to reduce posttraumatic piriformis syndrome strain on the piriformis muscle. Anti-inflammatory drugs, Botox, and/or corticosteroid injections can be used. Occasionally surgery may be recommended. The prognosis with treatment is generally good.

External links

  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders NINDS Piriformis Syndrome Information Page
  • Neurography Institute provides the patented neurographic MRI (NMR), the only sure method to diagnose Piriformis Syndrome
  • Dr. Aaron Filler, PhD, MD, Neurosurgeon, authority on Piriformis Syndrome surgery
  • e-medicine Piriformis Syndrome
  • Stretching and Strengthening

See also


Search Term: "Piriformis_syndrome"

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