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Is it better to try to walk around with sciatica or just rest?

Is it better to try to walk around with sciatica or just rest?

Move with sciatica: Sciatica, pain radiating from your low back/buttock to your leg is usually transient. Although recommended in the past, prolonged bed rest is now discouraged. Although sciatic pain refers to pain from a compressed sciatic nerve which would result in pain down into your foot, it frequently doesn't go down that far; the pain is often caused by muscle strain. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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


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Would it be best to walk around with sciatica or rest?

Would it be best to walk around with sciatica or rest?

Be careful: You should stay active but try not to do anything that expressly worsens your sciatica. Sciatica is mostly the result of a disc herniation or an annular tear in the discs of the spine and by keeping a high level of activity you run the risk of injuring the disc more. ...Read more

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Is it better to walk with painful sciatica or rest it?

Is it better to walk with painful sciatica or rest it?

Walk: Rest for 2-3 days, try nsaids walk as tolerated or cycle. If no improvement seek nerve block then exercise ... If no positive results the surgery becomes an option. ...Read more

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I have some pain in right knee not always but only at when i try to walk after travelling by bus and after 30min or 1 hour rest,i can walk?

I have some pain in right knee not always but only at when i try to walk after travelling by bus and after 30min or 1 hour rest,i can walk?

Patellofemoral pain: syndrome. It is caused by wearing down, roughening, or softening of the cartilage under the kneecap. Do not seat long time bend-knee position. Apply ice , take aleve (naproxen) or advil. May need an x-ray or mri. See your doctor or an ortho. ...Read more

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What's a safe excercise after months of bed rest? I try to walk in house 10 minutesatleast 3x day right now. Get tired easy, related to bedrest or HF?

What's a safe excercise after months of bed rest? I try to walk in house 10 minutesatleast 3x day right now. Get tired easy, related to bedrest or HF?

Difficult to say: From the information you've provided, I can't discern a reason why you have been advised to be on bed rest for months. If you have a diagnosis of heart failure, in a 29 year-old is unusual and very serious, and your rehab would generally need to be supervised by a cardiologist or physical medicine and rehab specialist, or both. Without more information, giving advise here would be unsafe. ...Read more

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Did Thai boxing last monday d 13 th and since I have a very tender sole of my foot have continued running but wen I rest and try to walk I have a limp?

Did Thai boxing last monday d 13 th and since I have a very tender sole of my foot have continued running but wen I rest and try to walk I have a limp?

Ligament injury: You may have damaged the plantar facial ligament. Best treatment in to ice 20min twice a day, good shoes and arch support, no barefoot, no weight bearing fitness activity and antiinflammatories. If persists see your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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I have belly fat. I walk everyday and try to eat less carbs but belly fats isnt going. Rest of the body is in shape but this belly is bulging out. Hlp?

I have belly fat. I walk everyday and try to eat less carbs but belly fats isnt going. Rest of the body is in shape but this belly is bulging out. Hlp?

Calories count!: It's great that you are modifying her diet and exercising. Certainly reducing carbohydrate intake is a start, but a balanced diet is the ultimate answer. As far as "belly fat" goes, fat is the hardest substance in the body to "burn" (metabolize). If you are walking now, yet you are not losing belly fat, it means that your current exercise regimen is insufficient to metabolize the fat. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about passing out or being super dizzy and vomiting after I try to walk after a months of bed rest?

Should I be worried about passing out or being super dizzy and vomiting after I try to walk after a months of bed rest?

Postural hypotension: You should be worried about passing out and vomiting from trying to walk. You are likely experiencing the deconditioning of your bodies' ability to control blood pressure to your brain because of the length of your bed rest . If you stay hydrated and get up a bit more slowly and wait a bit before you start walking this should resolve over time. See your provider if this persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Something similar to sciatica except the pain seems to be just above my left hip. Was as if i'd slept awkwardly this morning, now i can barely walk.

Something similar to sciatica except  the pain seems to be just above my left hip.  Was as if i'd slept awkwardly this morning, now i can barely walk.

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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Will I have sciatica for the rest of my life or is there a cure?

Will I have sciatica for the rest of my life or is there a cure?

Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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)

Sciatica is a symptom describing 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