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Exercise ball for sciatica pain, is this good?

Exercise ball for sciatica pain, is this good?

Yes: Will help build core muscle strengthening around spine and nerves. However remember sitting for prolonged periods of time can cause a disc herniation to worsen resulting in more pain. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can you tell me some exercise ball for sciatica pain?

Can you tell me some exercise ball for sciatica pain?

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

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Is it possible for sciatica to cause a dragging foot?

Is it possible for sciatica to cause a dragging foot?

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

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Could sciatica be the reason my foot is sore?

Could sciatica be the reason my foot is sore?

Possibly: Sciatica is caused by an irritation or impingement of the sciatic nerve in the back of the thigh/buttock. It may cause symptoms all the way into the foot/toes. Consult a physician for a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does sciatica pain go into the ankle and foot?

Does sciatica pain go into the ankle and foot?

Yes: It can go anywhere in the leg and foot since the nerve travels from the low back all the way into the toes. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is sciatica the cause of my foot cramping?

Please help docs! Is sciatica the cause of my foot cramping?

Depends: This could be both plantar fasciitis and sciatica or could just be sciatica alone. I would suggest seeing a sports medicine/spine physician who could help decide further with you. ...Read more

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What are the simtoms of sciatica and can it hurt under your foot or heal?

What are the simtoms of sciatica and can it hurt under your foot or heal?

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

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Sciatica with numb leg, itchy foot, what to do?

Sciatica with numb leg, itchy foot, what to do?

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

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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?

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?

EMG Has limitation: If nerve is not injured more. It will not pick up a sensory radiculopathy that still is sciatica in nature. I would at least get an MRI of the spine to verify this before evaluating other options for this pain. ...Read more

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Can a vibration sensation (like a phantom cell phone) in foot come from sciatica?

Can a vibration sensation (like a phantom cell phone) in foot come from sciatica?

Yes: It can cause all of those issues. It will take about 4-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between having a bad back with sciatica and one foot feeling cold?

Possible: Nerves when irritated or injured can feel cold besides he normal pain/numbness/tingling... ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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Can sciatica cause numbness in right thigh and cold right foot?

Can sciatica cause numbness in right thigh and cold right foot?

Yes: Yes it can. Especially, with activity. However, I would see a neurologist to make sure that you do not have a nerve disease, I eat underwear apathy whether the sciatica. The floor more is more likely to cause these symptoms. I meant former. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an ice cold foot with low back pain and sciatica?

Is it normal to have an ice cold foot with low back pain and sciatica?

Common, Not Normal: Patients often share altered sensations such cold extremities with low back pain and sciatica. It would also be a good idea to be evaluated for vascular issues in the leg. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Recent episode of sciatica. Glute, hamstring, calf, heel and lateral portion of foot affected. Pain dissipated quickly and is gone, reduced sensation?

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

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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?

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?

It's all part of the: Same nerve root from the buttocks to the ankle as it travels down the leg. It has different names as it gets closer to the knee and ankle/foot area. ...Read more

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Can a nerve block performed for surgery cause "sciatica" the excruciating sharp shooting pain from my butt down through my leg and 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

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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?

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?

Possible L5 radic: Your symptoms are at least in part consistent with a compression of the L5 nerve roots on both sides (right and left) with a bit more problem on the side that burns all the way to the foot. Neurological evaluation and possible EMG/NCV study recommended. ...Read more

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Electrical shocks in lower back and bum but not leg also buzzing in foot. Is this sciatica? Should I stop running.

Electrical shocks in lower back and bum but not leg also buzzing in foot. Is this sciatica? Should I stop running.

I answered these: Questions before- if pain persist, see pcp- i'd hold back on running till you get some answers. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Sciatica pain, buttocks, low back, front of thigh and outer thigh, foot tingling?

Doubt sciatica: More likely lumbar disc disease will require further evaluation, see your physician. ...Read more

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Hamstring, lower back, inner thigh pain, & and pain right above foot. Compartment Syndrome or Sciatica issue?

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

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Will compression socks help with sciatica and or calf and tibialis anterior pain between the base of leg and top of the foot?

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

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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?

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?

See below: Sciatica is not a very precise term and means different things to different people. You may wish to consult this site for information on this topic.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/sciatica/basics/symptoms/CON-20026478 ...Read more

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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

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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more