A member asked:

I have had numbness and tingling in my left foot with soreness and itching at times the pain comes in my leg also.could this be because i have sciatic?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi answered

Specializes in Neurology

Sciatica is a common presentation of a disc in the back with pain and numbness affecting the sciatic nerve the symptoms radiate from the back to the back of the leg and sometimes all the way to the foot.

Answered May 19, 2021

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Dr. Prem Gupta answered

Specializes in neurology

In the absence of back pain the possibility of sciatic pain is low. Since symptoms are confined to foot and leg, a pinched nerve is more likely. Emg will help. See a neurologist.

Answered Sep 12, 2013

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