A 41-year-old female asked:
I have had pain in the back of my right thigh for a few weeks now and sometimes i could feel it down my calf and ankle what does it means?
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Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly a sciatica: A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing. There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question.
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Last updated Feb 27, 2015
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