Piriformis syndrome and gout …?
I have piriformis syndrome (sciatica). I also had gout before. PS I've heard is when the sciatic nerve is pinched or compressed by the gluteal muscles. Before I had this PS, I suffered an attack of acute gout in several occasions. 4 years ago I think he had PS and misdiagnosed. But eventually cured itself. And now the recurrment right before my PS, I had an attack of gout. My journey has been the drop of a joint to another and I feel that my PS is due to my gout. Because the crystal formations on my pelvis, my sciatic nerve is pinched. I have not seen in any situation involving anywhere. But I feel my PS is due to the drop. You think it's possible? or is it due to weak gluteal muscles, as they always say .. I need to good or atleast feel better than I can walk straight. 3 days from now I will graduate and have to walk on stage. My parents have been waiting for this moment and I do not want to mess up for them.
Gout is caused by uric acid crystals in the synovial membrane of joints and cause painful crystals irritate the synovial lining. Piriformis syndrome is a syndrome of muscle pain induced. But sometimes the sciatic nerve impingement or is not on the level of muscle the buttocks, but in the lumbar vertebrae, where the branches of the nerves of the exit holes. This is called radiculopathy. The symptoms of radiculopathy can be very difficult to distinguish from piriformis syndrome, because both are caused by irritation of the nerve, but for different reasons. Treatment may be different too. I have not heard of any connection between the drop and either PS or lumbar radiculopathy (LS). Gout is a metabolic disease, elimination, either a uric acid production or decreased. LS can be caused by many factors, including the formation of a spur, mechanical compression, the metastatic disease, osteoporosis and pathological fractures. PS is also a neurological manifestation of muscle compression syndrome. Typically, massage, analgesics and physical therapy will improve the PS. LS may be difficult to treat depending on etiology. Gout can be treated with analgesics (NSAIDs), colchicine, probenecid, allopurinol, and in severe cases corticosteroids.
Arthritis and Muskuloskeletal Disorders