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how would a herniated disc cause pain on the bottom of the feet

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Radiculopathy: Irritation to certain nerves (commonly the s1 nerve roots) from a herniated disc can manifest as pain radiating to the sole of the foot.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor.: Distal weakness that is the result of neural compression due to herniated disc needs evaluation and monitoring by a physician. If it is progressing o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noahleen Betts
18 years experience Podiatry
Herniated Disc: Please consult with you physician - some patients opt for pain management based on the severity of the pain, other opt for physical therapy to regain ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Betts
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Herniated discs: Herniated discs at the spinal cord level especially in the center to right side could definitely cause your symptoms. At age 20 you should definitely ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Can be intermittent: If a herniated disc causes signs like straight leg raising or sciatic nerve tenderness, it can be intermittent. So can any neurological or muscular si ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fedak
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Many possible causes: There are many possible causes of numbness in your legs and feet. I know nothing of your health but diabetes can cause this, vitamin B12 deficiency, h ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Correct PT?: When people let me know that pt is not working my first question is who, where, and what was done during therapy. More often that not the treatment d ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not typically: Typically due to compressive pathology of the L4 nerve root or L5 -- most commonly at the l4-5 level. Not just a small herniated disc. There are other ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Absolutely: A herniation at l5-s1 can affect the L5 and s1nerve roots, both of which run down the leg into the foot. I have definitely had patients present to me ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Symmetry: Often disc disease starts on one side and then with time the opposite side becomes involved especially if the discussion bulge or protrusion is not af ... Read More
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