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How long does difficulty walking associated with sciatica last?

How long does difficulty walking associated with sciatica last?

Hard to Say: Usually the initial nerve irritation can last 3-6 weeks and the disc herniation causing the sciatica may take up to 6-9 months to heal, so it's hard to say how long you will have this depending on how bad the symptoms are for you. You may want to see a pain/spine specialist to see what your options for treatment may be if you are in a lot of pain. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Difficulty Walking (Definition)

Difficulty walking is a broad term that encompasses multiple medical conditions. One type of difficulty walking is called claudication. In claudication, a person can begin having severe pain or tightness or cramping that can make it difficult to walk. Claudication can have a vascular or neurological cause or both. Cardiac and pulmonary patients can have trouble walking ...Read more


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Harrington rod op 32 years ago (dorsal&lumbar). Age, 46. Difficulty walking, sciatica & osteoarthritis pain. What exercises and nutrition could help?

Harrington rod op 32 years ago (dorsal&lumbar). Age, 46. Difficulty walking, sciatica & osteoarthritis pain. What exercises and nutrition could help?

SWIMMING: Would be very beneficial for you! Make sure your diet contains enough Calcium (or obtain Calcium Supplements) and vitamin D (You should check these with your PCP!
You ahould also consider a "fresh" evaluation by a SPINE Specialist!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I am experiencing hip pain, difficulty walking, limited hip movement and low back pain?

I am experiencing hip pain, difficulty walking, limited hip movement and low back pain?

See a Doctor: Since you are 16 years old and these symptoms are serious concerns please seek medical treatment at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck pain, low back pain, hip pain, difficulty walking, knee pain, knee swelling.I had a baby 6 months ago and the pain started?

I am experiencing neck pain, low back pain, hip pain, difficulty walking, knee pain, knee swelling.I had a baby 6 months ago and the pain started?

Need a thorough exam: With this many joints and symptoms involved, an in-person exam is the only way to go. In the absence of trauma, an auto-immune process has to be aconsideration. A history, exam, x-rays and laboratory work-up will likely be a part of the process. ...Read more

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How long does difficulty walking associated with separation of the symphysis pubis last?

How long does difficulty walking associated with separation of the symphysis pubis last?

Pubic symphysis : Disruption of the public synthesis usually results from trauma, or in some cases during pregnancy. Traumatic injuries are usually part of pelvic ring injuries and often require surgical treatment. Those injuries do not require surgical treatment will generally require three months until symptoms gradually improve. This is only an estimate and the results are based on the individual injury pattern and treatment. Disruption that occurs as a result of pregnancy or delivery is generally self-limited and symptoms resolve within a few weeks to months after delivery. In rare cases the disruption that occurs as a result of pregnancy can persist and be symptomatic. ...Read more

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Can facet arthropaty cause sciatica and walking problem/limpness and pain in the leg/ for months?

Can facet arthropaty cause sciatica and walking problem/limpness and pain in the leg/ for months?

Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. If the arthropathy is great enough you may have sciatica like symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Weak leg n back muscle n loss of leg strength/tingling.Can't walk/stand for long. Is this sciatica?EMG normal. Have history of B12/D def. Now b12 is 250

Weak leg n back muscle n loss of leg strength/tingling.Can't walk/stand for long. Is this sciatica?EMG normal. Have history of B12/D def. Now b12 is 250

Possibly: An emg/ncv test is not 100 percent sensitive for sciatica, so it could be coming from the irritation of a nerve in the back causing symptoms in the leg ("sciatica"), but there are other potential causes as well. An MRI of the lumbar spine would show if there is any nerve impingement that correlates with your symptoms. Continue being seen for further work up. ...Read more

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Why do I have this tingling sensation in my left foot after getting up from prolonged lying and I have difficulty walking due to pain in the ankle?

Why do I have this tingling sensation in my left foot after getting up from prolonged lying and I have difficulty walking due to pain in the ankle?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is just one possibility. This is a condition in which a nerve is entrapped in the foot/ankle and can cause ankle pain and a pain that radiates into the toes. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I banged my knee in my kitchen two days ago. Have swelling and difficulty walking on stairs only. Using ice and naproxen. How long for swelling to go.

I banged my knee in my kitchen two days ago. Have swelling and difficulty walking on stairs only. Using ice and naproxen. How long for swelling to go.

Swollen knee: Usually in 48 hours you should see a significant reduction in swelling. Especially in combination with an NSAID. But if you are an active person and don't allow yourself time to rest and keep your leg elevated then it will be longer. It also depends on the severity of the injury. If you have a fracture, it will be longer. Given your age I would probably talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Dementia and double hip surgery 2013. Difficulty walking, walks with aid. Last 10 days lying down, leg/hip pain. Hip may be dislocated. Lives overseas, will be seen, seeking advice meantime. What to do if dislocated, 4 yrs post surgery?

Dementia and double hip surgery 2013. Difficulty walking, walks with aid. Last 10 days lying down, leg/hip pain. Hip may be dislocated. Lives overseas, will be seen, seeking advice meantime. What to do if dislocated, 4 yrs post surgery?

Be seen: Needs to be seen. Immediately. A dislocated hip needs to be reduced on an urgent fashion and the longer it goes on the more likely it will be that the hip won't be able to be reduced closed but will need an open surgery. ...Read more

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I feel a burning sensation in fractured ankle after 3 years after healing. It started with an electric shock like sensation around the fractured area which lasted for 3-4 seconds. I have difficulty walking as there is this burning pain. Please advis

I feel a burning sensation in fractured ankle after 3 years after healing. It started with an electric shock like sensation around the fractured area which lasted for 3-4 seconds. I have difficulty walking as there is this burning pain. Please advis

Ankle pain: May need to get a xray and check for degenerative changes. Possibly a nerve test to see if you have an inflamed nerve in the ankle as well from the trauma. Anti inflammatories may help as well. ...Read more

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L have been bedridden for a week with severe sciatica pain. I have no insurance and cannot walk. What should I do?

L have been bedridden for a week with severe sciatica pain.  I have no insurance and cannot walk.  What should I do?

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. Try core exercise s first, check youtube or see PT. ...Read more

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Severe low back pain on/off for years, after open gallbladder surgery it has hurt constantly. Sitting/ are ok. cannot walk/stand for more than 1min without pain in low back. Leaning over/sitting help?

Severe low back pain on/off for years, after open gallbladder surgery it has hurt constantly. Sitting/ are ok. cannot walk/stand for more than 1min without pain in low back. Leaning over/sitting help?

Low back pain: The gallbladder surgery is unrelated to the low back pain. The symptoms that you describe are caused by lumbar spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal. The narrowing is caused by bulging discs, overgrowth of the ligaments and facet joints. See a neurosurgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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Low back pain, crushing thigh pain, then can't move one foot and now the other foot is going.MRI lumbosacral negative. Can't walk on tiptoes or heals??

Low back pain, crushing thigh pain, then can't move one foot and now the other foot is going.MRI lumbosacral negative. Can't walk on tiptoes or heals??

This sounds: Like a serious nerve problem. Depending on how rapidly your paralysis is worsening, it could progress to involve your breathing muscles. Please get to the emergency dept right away. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg pain, foot numbness, difficulty walking, low back pain and generalized abdominal pain (quality: stinging or burning sensatio...

I am experiencing leg pain, foot numbness, difficulty walking, low back pain and generalized abdominal pain (quality: stinging or burning sensatio...

Too generalized: Hi, Thank you for your question.

I would love to take the time to discuss your issues in more details. The way you phrased your question is too general and could be anything. Please contact me to further discuss your concerns.

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My 13 mo has a sudden difficulty walking?

My 13 mo has a sudden difficulty walking?

Get checked !: If you r 13 month old was walking well previously and now is not walking at all, get him or her checked by their doctor. Perhaps it's nothing serious, but children don't stop walking unless there is something going on. ...Read more

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I'm having some difficulty walking or standing after sex?

I'm having some difficulty walking or standing after sex?

That isn't normal: Are you a male or a female? Is this a trend? ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...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