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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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I had a stroke one year ago which affected my left side physically.

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I had a stroke one year ago which affected my left side physically. The last eight months I have suffered from piriformas syndrome (left side). Stretching alone doesn't fix it, massage also doesn't fix it. Do I need to strengthen the piriformas? I cannot find anybody that knows the answers. My problem is more foot related (pain when walking after sitting) than butt related (only discomfort)
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi. There's more to the therapy than merely strengthening and stretching the piriformis. And Botox and cortisone injections can also help.

I suggest you get a referral to a physiatrist--a physical medicine and rehabilitation MD specialist for hands-on treatment that should be very effective for you

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I live in the UK, I will try and persuade my NHS doctor to refer me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Let me know how it goes and please remember to rate my service to you Chris