I have already read a lot about piriformis syndrome because I know it is one of the posibilities. Thats not my problem. My burning sensation is very specific and allocated in the butt, thights and soles. Dosen' get better with rest or excercise or stretching. I can't avoid sitting, have drive, travell in airplane (live in PR, an island), work in the office or go to movies.
Few times in my life because of excercise or tension have experince sciatica pains. I'ts very diferent and go away with aspirin or Tylenol. My burning,(like fire) do not runs from hips to feet like sciatica and there's no electricity feeling.
I'st burnning! The only way to aliviate is with ice (no more heat!) or with freezing creams with menthol like Biofreeze or cool-gel Bengay. Eventualy have to take off the pressure by turning myself face down in bed or take my feet off the bed or chaise, for soles. Standing up or seat on ice or move from one butt to the other realiving the pressure is the only thing that relief the burn.
I went to the neurologist because my simptoms seem more like to be neuropathy eventough I'm no diabetic, nor have any vitamin diffeciency , illness on injury.
Because it only happen when preassure is aplied, I think have something to do with circulation, since always have problems with leg circulation, thats why I told you about my veins.
Please take some more time to study some other posibilities...
No. Once, about 5 year ago, get a bonescan. After I quit smoking, started to have lots of pains in diferent parts like feet, back shoulders, legs, hips. A family practioner thinks I may have fybromialgia or some kind of artrhitis, refer me to a reumathologist. I have a lot of test done, everything ok, he has no explanation, so told me to take aspirin for pain and go back if continues after 6 months. Eventually the pains disapear without doing nothing. Extrange!
Now, for few months try to ignore the burning and just move when it burns. but its getting wosrt, sometime can't sleep and being in heavy traffic is really a fire on my butt!
I'ts have been a while since looking for an answer, and in some blogs and sites like this, noticed there are a lot of people with my excaxtly same symtoms and lot of more test with no answer. Hope you can help me and with me many people.
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I noticed the relist. What else would you like to know?
I agree with the other expert. Sometimes these problems with the spine (discs, stenosis, etc) can come out of the blue and don't necessarily have to have a specific injury.
An MRI of the spine is indicated.
I would like to elaborate on his point a little. You should also get an EMG/nerve conduction study of the legs. In the even that this isn't a lumbar spine issue, the EMG will help elucidate the problem.