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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 its 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

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 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 pubic 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.Cant 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.Cant 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 possibly 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

Dr. James Lin
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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