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A 22-year-old female asked:

Pain/numbness in right leg from buttock all the way down to big toe and numbness/burning sensation in groin? can't stand on heels either or tip toes

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 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.
Last updated May 12, 2021

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