A 29-year-old member asked:
What causes a tingling pain originating from the lower back through the leg to the ankles?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you.
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Podiatry 42 years experience
Sciaticia: There can be many reasons, but my first impression is a problem with the sciatic nerve, a large nerve coming out of the back, getting smaller and smaller until it ends in the feet. A neurosurgeon, orthopedist specializing in spine, or chiropractor may help you with this problem.
Your primary physician may be able to recommend someone.
1.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 21, 2019
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