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A 22-year-old female asked:

I have a pinched siatica nerve. does that cause numbness in the whole leg? i get numb in the leg and foot when i run. also sometimes when i sleep.

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
It's possible: Most likely condition would be a pinched nerve. The nerves that supply the feet stem from nerve branches traveling from the leg. The "pinch" could be from the back at its root, but it an also be locally due to musculature. Another thing to be checked is circulation because if blood flow is hampered to a an area, it can cause pain and reduce function in the nerves. Get checked properly.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
It can: Cause numbness or pain.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
It can cause pain: like you described. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether.

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