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what do i do if I have sciatica, foot pain and pain shooting down the leg

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: All these symptoms may result from sciatica, but see a doc to make sure you don’t have disc disease , or other compression, that also can produce the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It can: Severe disc herniations that push straight backwards can put pressure on the nerves going down both legs. So you need to discuss with your neurosurge ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Knee calf foot : Yes - the component of the sciatic nerve ( that innervates the lower extremity) is where your problem lies. See your neuro or ortho doc for the right ... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Annular tear: Sometimes the herniated disk has annular tear that releases the spongier nucleus pulposus out that can cause a chemical neuritis on the nerves that is ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Any doctor should be able to easily make that differentiation. The symptoms are very different.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Generally you can't: Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than sciatica otherwise not very specific. I would suggest ruling out the clot ... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Most doctors can evaluate you and diagnose whether or not you have a blood clot .If there is any chance of a blood clot they can order a venous ultra ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Might be related: Skin pain can be from one of several possible causes. A doctor's exam is needed (primary care doctor or dermatologist). A person with shingles can hav ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get evaluated: Sciatic and low back pain can often coincide and there is a great range in the symptoms experienced by people. When pain and symptoms do not improve, ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Yes.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Consult a Doctor: Back pain shooting down your leg can be due to pressure on the nerves coming out of the spine or at the level of Sciatic Nerve.We do not have enough i ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Sciatica: Symptoms are suspicious for sciatica and herniated intervertebral disc. An MRI of your lumboscral spine is indicated, but consult your physician or a ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
Dr. Lee Stein answered
22 years experience Podiatry
Neuropathy: If you have years of foot pain then develop numbness in legs. You may need to be worked up for Peripheral Neuropathy. I see it in my office daily and ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Pain: Any time that pain is referred to as severe is an indication for an evaluation. See your neurologist or internist - whoever you can see first. Now ... Read More
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