Hip pain that may cause a limp during walking. Lying on the affected side may be too painful and result in disturbed sleep. Pain on rising from sitting and standing up straight. The pain in the hip area can be severe and constant with no let up either lying down or walking. As this muscle lies close to the Piriformis, the pain patterns are similar. Like the Piriformis it can cause SI joint dysfunction. But whereas the Piriformis pain pattern can extend down to the knee, the minimus pattern includes the calf and the thigh. Low back pain in the sacral and sacroiliac regions is most likely be due to problems in the gluteus medius. Pain referred from trigger points in the gluteus medius is less likely to involve the thigh; gluteus maximus trigger points restricts flexion at the hip whilst Piriformis trigger points restricts medial rotation.
One of the most commonly asked questions here at Stimrx is “What is the difference between TENS and EMS?” Most people assume that TENS and EMS are similar enough to be interchangeable. StimRx wants to make sure you know the differences in the two, and the importance of when to use each of the modes with our equipment. Both TENS and EMS devices use a power supply, lead wires and identical electrodes to supply the electrical impulses to the body. However, their purpose is quite different. Most machines offer both TENS and EMS programs to choose from. You can select not... read more