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Colorado Springs, CO
A 41-year-old female asked:

Can a sciatic nerve cause you to have excessive water in the knee and pain swelling in ankle and foot? or a torn acl?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Not directly. Tho --: The nerve injury can affect the whole leg resulting in weakness, inability to stand on it. Such situation can cause a fall or injury with pain/swelling of joints of the foot/ankle/knee. Torn acl is not particularly associated with nerve injury.
Last updated Dec 7, 2013

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