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would a pinched sciatic nerve cause pain in wrists and numbness/tingling in hands or feet?

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Dr. Ken Starnes
8 years experience General Practice
Feet maybe, hands no: The sciatic nerve runs from the gluteal region (your rear end) down the back of your leg, then branches to innervate the back of the thigh and leg as well as the outer part of the lower leg and then parts of the feet. An injury may cause those symptoms there, as well as problems with motion. The major nerves that serve the hands are the radial, ulnar and median.
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
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Dr. Ken Starnes commented
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Any time. Best of luck.
Jan 16, 2012

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