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Can Sciatica Cause Heel Pain
Yes, but..: Although pain from an irritated nerve root can radiate into the heel, one would not have heel pain as an only symptoms. Sciatic pain is usually felt in the buttock, hamstring, calf and heel. If you are experiencing heel pain as the only symptom, it is extremely unlikely that it is coming from an irritated or inflamed spinal nerve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is most commonly caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia (plantar fasciitis), but by no means is it the only cause. There are many, many things that can cause your heel to hurt, and the only way to find out which one it is is to visit a podiatrist or orthopedist. A good history and physical together with x-rays and sometimes an MRI ...Read more
Not usually: There are certain types of arthritis that cause heel pain. If you have Osteoarthritis of the knee or ankle your gait can be altered which can cause abnormal biomechanics and that could cause heel pain. If your pain is in the back of the heel could be tendinitis if it's under your heel it could be plantar fasciitis. See you doctor. Good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: It's not a listed side effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Absolutely. The L5 nerve root, which makes up part of the sciatic nerve, runs right over the sacroiliac joint. So the inflamed SI joint can cause inflammation in the nerve and cause a "sciatica". There are other causes of sciatica as well, so I certainly would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
2 considerations: Lumbar spine dysfnctn, such as disc, might pinch nerve and cause radiating pain, but you could have nerve compression at ankle (tarsal tunnel syndrome) resulting in referred pain to calf. However, also consider ankle arthritis, and even varicose veins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below : Yes. If the knee swells this can cause swelling to the back of the knee which can cause an out pocketing which can cause pain from stretching of the tissue. Altered gait (walking)because of the associated knee pain and progressive limited range of motion causing further shortening of the calf muscles causing stiffness. . There are other reasons . Go seek medical attention good luck thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overuse of: Most definitely, especially if you have begun to compensate for the heel pain by not putting weight on the heel properly. The lifting of the heel to keep it of the ground is causing the calf to fatigue and start cramping. You need to consult a specialist about treating the fasciitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you already have sciatica and it involves your si joint too, this nerve goes all the way down to the foot, and can affect any part of the nerve that shoots off from it. To double check, you need to see a PCP/Dr. to get this checked out and see for sure. A sports medicine, or osteopathic (DO) physician are well trained to see this, as are neurologist or orthopedist. Start with your PCP first! ...Read more
See an osteopath dr: It might be good to see an osteopathic dr. For evaluation and treatment of both your back pain, and foot pain, as either can make the pain worse for the other.If you have flat feet, and are not wearing orthotics, this can impact your lower back.As can, having low back pain affect your gait. In either case, get relief, and a second opinion. Plantar fasciitis can cause foot pain to be worse too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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