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Exercise Ball Exercises For Sciatica
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more
Yes: If this dragging of foot does not resolve, see your doctor right away as this could become permanent if continues for longer than a few days. ...Read more
Back & Leg/Foot Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg/foot as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
Stretching: Many times acute sciatic pain will resolves after stretching the area abit. The muscles will loosen up and help resolve pain. If not, then consider further imaging studies to see which exact nerve in your spine is getting pinched for further treatment options. The itching is a possible sign the sciatica might be improving. ...Read more
Had nerve emg of foot done for tingling and vibration, emg didn't show anything. Is that normal with sciatica? Pt isn't relieving symptoms. Next step?
Yes: It can cause all of those issues. It will take about 4-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
My father has sciatica since along time and it's disabling. Yesterday he developed right foot edema with pain. So what's the cause of this edema?
Many possibilities: But among them will be any long-term condition that reduces or stops normal movement and use of a body part. He needs a good examination and if possible appropriate PT and dietary advice. See his doctor - and I hope it helps. ...Read more
Sciatica? Sharp pains in back of thigh, side of thigh sometimes in front, also in calf and bottom of foot, not all at the same time but different days
Have your Dr. Refer: You to an osteopathic physiotherapist in the UK to evaluate this further. There are a few excellent schools/ clinics asssociated with the schools of osteopathy that provide excellent care, evaluation and treatment to see what the underlying problem is, and treat it. Sciatica is not a fun diagnosis, and one in which can be managed successfully. ...Read more
A sharp tingling pain in my left foot and down to the ankles and toes. I have a history of sciatica but there was never any pain on the left side?
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
Recent episode of sciatica. Glute, hamstring, calf, heel and lateral portion of foot affected. Pain dissipated quickly and is gone, reduced sensation?
L5-S1 disc bulge: An l5-s1 disc can have a full spectrum of the symptoms due to minor bulges from subtle tears in the annulus fibrosis to full blown disc hernia hernia causing more severe and more persistent symptoms. Rest and restricted activities leads to natural healing in most cases. The presence of severe persistent pain or muscle weakness signifies a more serious problem requiring medical evaluation. ...Read more
Hi does sciatica always follow down the nerve path or can it miss the bum and thigh out and show up in the calf or foot?
Can a nerve block performed for surgery cause "sciatica" the excruciating sharp shooting pain from my butt down through my leg and foot?
Hard to say: Many times if you have post procedure pain it can last a few days up to 1-2 weeks. If you are not feeling better, ask your doctor if they might give you something for this pain for the next few days while you wait to see surgeon. ...Read more
I have had left hip replaced but ihave a deep pain in butt with little bit of sciatica down to foot and also my 2 knees are burning and painfull?
Electrical shocks in lower back and bum but not leg also buzzing in foot. Is this sciatica? Should I stop running.
What are some stretches for sciatica? Also pain on top of foot that has sciatica. Burning pain. If I put my foot in bathtub full of cold water help?
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. You could try putting foot in cold water, likely it may help a little but not much. ...Read more
Painful sciatica in right leg with foot numbness but and has got worse over 8week this started after a uti. Cocodamol 30/500mg do not control pain?
Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
Inj sciatica 3yrs ago. Gave birth 2yrs ago, then began getting leg/foot cramps. Got shots in feet, dev hmrtoe, surg recmnd. Shldnt I see about crampin?
Hamstring, lower back, inner thigh pain, & and pain right above foot. Compartment Syndrome or Sciatica issue?
Comprehensiveness: Employing a multi-modal approach, most fellowship trained pain specialists offer the most effective management of painful conditions. To accurately diagnose and treat patients, we will utilize imaging studies, electro-diagnostic evaluations, history ; physical examinations, targeted physical therapy, appropriate and responsible medication management and cutting-edge interventional procedures. ...Read more
Will compression socks help with sciatica and or calf and tibialis anterior pain between the base of leg and top of the foot?
Not likely all: Depending on cause of leg pain (varicose veins/muscle strain, for ex.) compression socks may help, but are not likely to help nerve pain or sciatica (which could have several causes).The pains may/may not be related. A good history & physical incl. Osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause (s) & determine treatment which may incl. Manipulation, prolotherapy, neuroprolotherapy, meds, etc. ...Read more
Severe pain radiating from sciatica down back of leg behind knee to foot. Def weakness at ankle an numbness below knee. Help?!
Sciatica: These symptoms indicate that help is needed right away. See your neurologist or orthopedist asap. Good luck ...Read more
Can sciatica just hurt in one part of the calf, like a stabbing pain or just in the foot? Or does it follow the path through bum and thigh?
How long does it take for sciatica to heal? I have pains from my hip to the bottom of my foot, pulsing pains in calves, going on three months
4-6 weeks: Initially the symptoms last 4-6 weeks and if your body heals like it supposed to then pain relief starts. However disc herniations which are the cause of majority of sciatica symptoms last for 6-9 months and therefore people can have pain during that time as well. If not better after 6 weeks see a spine specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read more
Large L5S1 disc extrusion compressing L5 nerve & s1s2 nerve roots. Sciatica&numbness in foot. Can I swim or will it aggravate problem.
TimeOfStrifeSeeKnife: Swimming is a good idea but just go easy at first and see how you do. You'll know if you overdid it if you get too sore within 48 hours (at your tender age). Might be a good idea to get an instructor or therapist to help you at the beginning, if possible--even a friend. And be sure to exercise the arms and chest. Breast stroke with a gentle kick. But it sounds like you'll need more than swimming. ...Read more