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Pomfret, MD
A 23-year-old male asked:

hamstring, lower back, inner thigh pain, & and pain right above foot. compartment syndrome or sciatica issue?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 11 years experience
Need an exam to tell: Sounds like it has components of muscular, joint, and nerve compression and unlikely to be as simple as a one word description. You are a little young for degenerative spine conditions and Radiation of sciatica to the inner thigh is rare. With your history of type1 diabetes you should see someone for an exam if the pain continues.
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Sciatica: The pain that you describe is likely due to a pinched nerve root in the low back (sciatica). Compartment syndrome occurs after trauma to the lower leg or arm and is a medical emergency. Bleeding occurs in a fascial compartment of the arm or leg that leads to pressure on and damage to muscles and nerves. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation and treatment of the back and leg pain.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Comprehensiveness: Employing a multi-modal approach, most fellowship trained pain specialists offer the most effective management of painful conditions. To accurately diagnose and treat patients, we will utilize imaging studies, electro-diagnostic evaluations, history ; physical examinations, targeted physical therapy, appropriate and responsible medication management and cutting-edge interventional procedures.

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Last updated Jul 17, 2014

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