"Waist and hip pain sign of wallet syndrome" warning from expert
Medipol Mega University Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Assoc. Dr. Didem Sezgin Özcan, "If you have pain spreading to the waist, hips, back of the leg, numbness of the lower leg and foot, tingling and gait disorder, you may have wallet syndrome." used expressions.
Speaking in the Medipol Mega University Hospital statement, Özcan stated that wallet syndrome causes symptoms such as waist and hip pain, especially in men.
Stating that the piriformis muscle is a band-shaped muscle located deep in the hip and adhering to the thigh bone, Özcan said, "The sciatic nerve passes mostly under this muscle and extends down the back of the thigh. Trauma to the priformis muscle, edema and spasm cause compression of the sciatic nerve This syndrome, which is more common in men, is caused by the habit of carrying a wallet in the back pocket.This condition is also known as back pocket sciatica. Symptoms in patients usually occur when sitting, standing or lying for a long time. If a thick wallet is sitting with the back pocket, the pelvic bone, back and The posture of the lumbar vertebrae changes. Wallet syndrome can be confused with herniated disc, especially due to clinical similarity. " found the evaluation.
- Solution; in physical therapy, exercise and injection
Stating that exercise is an important part of the treatment, Özcan noted the following about 4 exercises that help stretch the priformis muscle in the hip:
"First, lie on your back. With one leg straight on the ground, bend the other knee towards your chest and stretch it for 10 to 30 seconds. Then, bend your knees and press your feet on the floor. Stretch the upper knee towards the opposite shoulder for 10 to 30 seconds. In our third movement, bend your knees and press your feet on the ground. Put your ankle on the opposite knee on the side you want to stretch. Grasp the leg where the foot touches the floor from the back of the thigh and pull it towards your abdomen for 10 to 30 seconds. Finally, while sitting on the chair with one foot touching the floor, put your ankle on the other side on your knee. Without disturbing this position, bend your torso forward, wait at least 10 to 30 seconds. "
Stating that many symptoms that disrupt the quality of life of patients may develop due to both muscle and nerve involvement, Özcan said, "People with these symptoms should be evaluated by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, and diagnosed and differential diagnosed with physical examination, medical history and diagnostic tests. First of all, triggering reasons should be avoided. As a treatment method, we can apply pain relievers, muscle relaxants, neuropathic pain medications, cold application from various physical therapy applications, superficial and deep heaters, laser, pain relieving electric currents.In addition, injections for the priformis muscle can be made if necessary. Stretching exercises for the hip circumference and hamstring muscles and strengthening exercises for the waist, abdominal and hip muscles should be performed. used expressions.
Karaman Haber - Source: AA