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Piriformis Syndrome Palos Hills and Mokena

Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located behind the gluteus maximus, spasms and causes pain in the buttock. The piriformis muscle is small and located deep in the buttock, connecting to the top of each femur. Its purpose is to rotate the hip and turn the leg and foot outward. (Spine Health)

Treat Flat Foot at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills & Mokena Locations

Flat Foot (Pes Planus)

You’ve probably seen the post: different foot shapes can reveal your personality type? While we can’t prove this to be true from a medical standpoint, we can affirm that different foot structures can reveal why you are in pain.

Flat foot is one type of foot structure that often causes discomfort or pain, especially during rigorous exercise. In this blog, we’ll discuss what causes flat foot, when you should consult a physician and some potential treatment options available at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills and Mokena clinics.

All About Kyphosis Palos Hills and Mokena

Kyphosis is a spinal disorder in which an excessively curved spine results in an abnormal rounding of the upper back. A normal spine, when viewed from the side, is not a straight line. The thoracic portion of the spine has a normal forward curvature with a range of 20 to 50 degrees. The forward curvature of the spine is matched by reverse curvatures (called “sway”) in the neck (cervical spine) and lower back (lumbar spine), and this combination of forward and reverse curves allows people to sit and stand. The term “kyphosis,” drawn from the Greek term “kyphos” meaning “hump”, most commonly refers to excess curvature - greater than 50 degrees - of the upper back. Kyphosis can be identified in those with a noticeable, stooped-forward posture.