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Sciatica Pain In The Thighs
Is it possible to have tendonitis in the top part of your ankle? Is it possible for tendonitis pain to onset suddenly?
Yes: That's a somewhat unusual location for tendonitis but it would be possible, and the symptoms can present suddenly. Alternatively you may have unknowingly sprained the ankle, or there may be another underlying cause. Try anti-inflammatory meds and avoid aggravating activities, and see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have a lot of pain in my right leg. It starts in the butt andthigh. What type of tests are there to find out if and where a pinched nerve is in the back?
This diagnosis is : Made by taking a careful history & doing a thorough physical examination with testing used to confirm the diagnosis if needed for further treatnent if initial care with time, activity modification, medication & physical therapy do not help. Then a lumbar MRI or ct if MRI contraindicated would be the ideal tests usually after 6 weeks of symptoms to help confirm diagnosis & guide further care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a splitting pain in the upper crack of my buttocks. Visually nothing appears to be wrong in the area but the pain is severe. What is this?
Buttock pain: It could due to an accident or some trauma. The coccyx is in that area and might have been injured. It is not clear if that has occurred from the information provided. If it persists or has been long-standing, it should be evaluated. ...Read more
There is a pain on the skin on left side of chest both in back and front but seems to be on the skin, can it be any symptom for heart problem ?
See a doctor: Do you have any risk factors for heart problems? Any past congenital heart disease? Pressure pain with activities? Any rash in the skin area? Did you have chickenpox? Shingles mostly happen in older patients. Rare at 31y/o. Vitamin deficiencies, fibromyalgia, to much alcohol, autoimmune disorders, burns, nutrition deficiencies. All the above are causes of skin pain and allodynia(pain on touch). ...Read more
What causes pain in the ball of the foot? It feels like I have a lump there. Is that possible? Should i go to the dr?
Ball of foot pain: Sorry to hear, yes you should see a doctor and refer to a specialist for xrays and exam. The pain could be caused by many things, metatarsalgia (pain in metatarsal bones), capsulitis (inflammed joints), ligament tear (plantar plate rupture), neuroma (impinged nerve), foreign body, stress fracture, etc. Hope this helps, please let me know if you have other questions. Best of luck. ...Read more
Unlikely: Causes of kidney pain commonly are related to kidney stones, infection or complications of kidney cysts such as bleeding or rupture. These are all associated with other symptoms such as fevers or blood in the urine. Isolated low back pain more likely related to musculoskeletal pain. Try stretching, yoga, exercise etc.., . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain and a tender lump on the bottom of my right foot. Pain is now radiating to other parts of foot. Any idea what it is and how to treat?
Is it possible to have an inner ear infection and the pain only be a mild burning sensation in ear and neck? Going on 5 days and the pain is the same.
Sure: Certain low grade infections, including viruses the body may be trying to fight off, may produce mild symptoms that last for several days. ...Read more
YES!: That's the area where the muscles insert. ...Read more
Depends: Could be from muscles or nerves. It could be muscle spasms or related to nerves that come out of your spine. Get checked by your primary, try pt and conservative measures. You may need a referral to an interventional pain physician. ...Read more
Many causes for pain: Usually crossing legs is not a cause of vein or circulation problems. Prolonged sitting or standing can aggravate vein problems, a hereditary problem. You can have vein problems in one leg only. Please see you doctor or see a vein specialist to determine the cause of pain. ...Read more
Is it possible for a kidney cancer mass to be felt in the general hip area closer to the lower side?
Unlikely to be felt: Kidney cancers are rarely visible or palpable or felt on physical exam. Rarely though, a very big kidney tumor could be visible as bulge and felt in thin patients. Again this happens very rarely ...Read more
Possibly: A history of your pain is needed to know for sure what is causing the problem. Certainly overuse injuries are possible. ...Read more
What is the best solution for the pain due to periformis syndrome.Please advise since I have severe pain in the middle of left butt cheek.Help?
Stretching Exercises: There are a number of techniques for stretching this muscle (piriformis) in an effort to relieve these symptoms. You can find them readiy on the internet. A physical therapist can best show you how to do these. If that doesn't work a very simple injection can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: Some are: phlebitis (inflammation/clot in vein of leg), arterial--vascular--insufficiency, muscle strain, tendon or ligament problem, degenerative process in knee or sac around knee known as bursa, which is inflammed (bursitis), forms a cyst (popliteal cyst), then ruptures, causing pain and swelling down calf and leg. This last cause can exactly mimic phlebitis. Needs doctor's hx, px, dx, rx. ...Read more
Yes: Need to rule out the common it band syndrome but L5 can go down side ...Read more
Yes and no: There is a term radiculopathy that refers to pain in the leg from an irritation of a nerve in the back; you can get that condition and have pain in your inner thigh and leg. A sciatica technically is a radiculopathy also, but those nerves (L4,5, and S1) supply a different part if the leg. The inner thigh and leg are usually L1-4 nerve root levels. ...Read more
Can sciatica pain only come when i bend certain ways and when i he up form sitting or laying down pain in lower leg and thigh does not hurt when walk?
Pain started in low back then next day started hutton in lower leg pain in back went away and pain in thigh and calf doctor said sciatica?
Not uncommon: Many people who rupture or herniate a disk have initial back pain, and as this insult 2 the disk space improves and leg pain from pressure on the adjacent nerve root results in the leg pain. Some have only leg pain & no back & others have both @ the same time. It needs an eval by a spine surgeon, & proper imaging.Aimaging . After this is complete a plan of action will B discussed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sciatica pain 8wks severe muscle spasms thigh and calf no foot reflex. what pain relief?. codeine,naproxen tramadol paracetamol endep (amitriptyline) no effect
My Brother 28 went Dr on Friday w/ back & leg pain was told he has Sciatica.Today pain so bad he did not get out of bed, should he see a Dr?
I keep reading that lt exercise and stretching are good for sciatica leg pain, but what if that just causes more pain? I'm in bed when i'm not at work
It depends: Sciatica without numbness, weakness, or bowel or bladder symptoms is often treated with anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen. It is best to avoid activities which can irritate the back like bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting. Walking is usually ok if it doesn't make the pain worse. If the pain is severe, or persists for several weeks, or has other symptoms, it should be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My back is always out of alignment my L4 is the worst i can move my leg but i get sciatica pain from my back down my butt and leg?
Out of "alignment"?: Sounds like you've been going to a chiropractor who's been hoodwinking you with quack chiropractic claptrap. Don't be surprised that you're not getting better. You're not really being treated. When it comes to health, chiropractic is one of the most dangerous frauds ever perpetrated on the ignorant and the gullible. Go see a REAL doctor. You should have no trouble finding one in Massachusetts. ...Read more
I have sciatica pain, in my right leg from last 3 years. Operated once last year but no relief what should I do because pain persists.
Several options: If no recent imaging, repeat MRI is warranted to exclude recurrent herniation vs scar tissue. If surgery is not warranted, can try Lyrica (pregabalin) or Gabapentin for neuropathic pain relief. Cymbalta can also be effective for chronic neuropathic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: Severe leg pain can be caused by many things. Think about what's in there-blood vessels (disease can cause pain), muscles (rarely if ever a primary cause of pain), tendons and ligaments (can be torn in accident), joints (hip and knee can both cause pain), and nerves. In addition, damage to various structures in the back can cause leg pain. To find out, see doctor and get mri. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Strong NSAID: That's an uncommon anti-inflammatory medication. We normally start off with ibuprofen and perhaps a muscle relaxer. I would not try to self diagnose things like sciatica as there may be more concerning symptoms that you're not aware of. The first step would be to see your family doctor and make sure that you're not having more serious problems. ...Read more
Time is biggest: Healer! 90% with sciatica due to disc herniation get better without surgery independent of any treatment . Treatment can include: medication, injections, activity modification, physical therapy, acupuncture/chiropractic. For those having indicated surgery, the success is 90-95% if one is not a smoker or morbidly obese. Regular exercise, not smoking & sleep habits key as is good body mechanics. ...Read more
I have had sciatica pain for 5 weeks now from heranited disc in l4/l5 how long will the pain last from in in my leg back doesn't hurt?
Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Brother went Dr friday w/ back & leg pain, was sciatica & got pain meds yesterday pain bad did not get out of bed, should he see a specialist?
Sciatica: 95% of people experience an episode of back pain and leg pain in their lifetime. Most episodes only last a few days but may require bedrest doing that time. Fortunately he has medication. Since he has already seen a doctor, he should wait a few days and return to his doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Does this sound like sciatica? Pain in different parts of leg (stabbing) last for 10 mins then goes only to come back later,
Sciatica: This type of pain generally occurs due to compression of the sciatic nerve as it exits the lower back from the spine. It usually occurs only on one side of the body and can range from intermittent sharp stabbing pains to excruiating pains and numbness from the buttocks, down the back of the leg and into the calf. Certain positions and activities can aggravate this compression and make pain worse ...Read more
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