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A 26-year-old female asked:

can sciatica cause toes, ankles and feet to swell/feel tight and poofy feeling? does ace bandage help with sciatica or compression socks?

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Dr. jeffrey Trantalis, dpm
Podiatry 42 years experience
Not sciatica : Sciatica is related to the nerves that initiates from your back to the tip of your toes. Symptoms would be more associated with numbness tingling or burning. The symptoms you describe are more circulation involved because of your young age I would seek medical attention for evaluation and treatment

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