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A 50-year-old member asked:

Advice to understand - pain down left hip/back of leg down to calfsome tingling at foot. had mri?

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Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 15 years experience
Sciatica?: This sounds like a nerve irritation in your back or leg that is causing tingling and pain. This nerve irritation can be caused by arthritis or a bulging disc in your back. The MRI is to see what problems, if any, are in your back so that appropriate treatment can begin. I recommend you ask your doctor for clarification as well.
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