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A 67-year-old member asked:

I am in a boot for a broken bone in my foot. wearing a boot made my spondydislothesis, which hadn't been a problem, cause sciatica. help!?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Yes: Anyuthing which changes the angle of yor walking can create extra stress on your pelvis and spine. You can try some simple stretches like williams low back exercises, don't stand or walk too long, and see if it will relieve your symptoms. If not and it persists, see your family md for advice on how to help treat your symptoms.
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Nerve block: Limping is hard on low baclk get out of boot get a selective nerve root block leg pain will calm down.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 years experience
Spondylolisthesis: was always there long before the boot was on your foot. Likely the change in your gait caused it to pinch the nerve exiting out of that level. I would suggest you see a pain/spine fellowship trained specialist. You may be a candidate for an epidural steroid injection.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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