Osteoarthritis in hip

Posted by lesb0298 @lesb0298, Sep 20 3:40pm

I think I have piriformis syndrome but doctor (from MRI) says it’s Osteoarthritis in hip. Doctors are not believers in Sciatica resting on piriformis muscle. HELP

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@lesb0298, what leads you to believe it is not osteoarthritis? What next steps does your doctor suggest?

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@colleenyoung

@lesb0298, what leads you to believe it is not osteoarthritis? What next steps does your doctor suggest?

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Colleen, my ortho did a MRI and X-ray and diagnosed this as Osteoarthritis, however I had a diagnosis many years ago that I had piriformis syndrome and I’m convinced it’s back. I just don’t have a lot of faith in these doctors where I am. My ortho wants to replace my hip. I don’t want to do something that is not necessary, I need to get this piriformis bug out of my head first. I need a piriformis specialist to diagnose that I don’t have it. That’s when I’ll be content and do hip surgery. I’ve found that the ortho’s here do not really believe in the piriformis being an issue.

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