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Can sciatic pain be felt from knee down to foot its a dull pain and not feel pain at thigh?

Can sciatic pain be felt from knee down to foot its a dull pain and not feel pain at thigh?

Maybe variable: The classic sciatic pain radiates down the buttock, posterior thigh into the top or bottom of the foot, but pain patterns are sometimes referred distally. Your pain may be due to a different mechanism, so, see a doctor, get examined, and maybe obtain MRI to evaluate. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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Pain from knee down... On my feet for 9 hrs. Walking, bending and squatting.... When i'm at rest tends to hurt at its worst. Shin and calf aches-pain?

Pain from knee down... On my feet for 9 hrs. Walking, bending and squatting.... When i'm at rest tends to hurt at its worst.  Shin and calf aches-pain?

Orthotics & Exercise: Sometimes orthotics and cushioned shoes may help-including soft mats on the surfaces you stand on.Try to keep moving when standing. Ease into & out of your rest periods. Stretch your shins and calves during these periods if you are obese-this will contribute and so losing weight would be appropriate. Orthotics. ...Read more

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Sharp left knee pain moves down to left foot what's the cause?

Many causes: any injuries to the knee? any back pain? any calf swelling? too many possibilities. suggest getting evaluated ...Read more

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Back of the knee pain, down the calf to my foot. It hurts to walk, but really hurts for a few minutes when I stop walking.

Back of the knee pain, down the calf to my foot. It hurts to walk, but really hurts for a few minutes when I stop walking.

Spinal Stenosis: If leg pain is not vascular (PAD- peripheral artery disease) in origin, consider evaluating the spine to make sure you don't have any spine related issues like a herniated disk or spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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Male 64. From 2 weeks I have pain and numbness of the left leg from the knee down, but not feet.When i i touch my knee I have pain from knee to toes?

Male 64. From 2 weeks I have pain and numbness of the left leg from the knee down, but not feet.When i i touch my knee I have pain from knee to toes?

Numbness and Pain: I am assuming that you have no knee injury. Pain and numbness like this is typically a nerve irritation coming from your knee, hip or low back. The radiating pain is called sciatica or radiculopathy. See a neurologist, chiropractor, physiatrist, or orthopod. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Woke up with knee pain 2 days ago a lot of pain can't weight bear much not swollen had Advil (ibuprofen) every 4-6 hrs and rest pain down to foot sprain?

Knee Nightmare: Knee pain can be a symptom of a local problem or referred from another joint like the hip or ankle. Most intrinsic problems of the knee, if acute, are due to a soft tissue, supporting structure injury. Inflammatory diseases can also affect the knee (gout, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis). Ice added to any regimen is great, inexpensive and can be repeated indefinitely with little adverse effects. ...Read more

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L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.

Microdiskectomy: Give it some time; sometimes simply moving the roots around can upset the lumbar plexus and give you intermittent (even quite severe) pain, although it resolves within a week or two. Getting to the disk requires mobilization of the roots and inflammatory changes from that- or the disk herniation- itself can give this pain. As long as bowel and bladder OK, hopefully this will resolve also. Best! ...Read more

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Still having Left knee pain after surgery 2 yrs ago. having pain sharp pain on outside part that shoots down to my ankle. my knee keep lock up to. ?

Still having Left knee pain after surgery 2 yrs ago. having pain sharp pain on outside part that shoots down to my ankle. my knee keep lock up to. ?

Knee needs reexam: There may be many reasons for this. Re-injury, arthritic changes, etc. You should have it reexamined to make sure. Had same problem many years ago myself. Good Luck ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain and pain going down the leg to my ankle and shin. The following also describes me: Leg pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing  knee pain and pain going down the leg to my ankle and shin. The following also describes me: Leg pain. What should I do?

Arthritis: There are a number of possibilities but the most likely is some form of arthritis of the knee. Pain down the leg occurs in this condition due to the alteration of leg motion as you guard to protect the arthritis. Try an NSAID such as 400-800 mg of ibuprofen (along with a stomach acidity counteractant like omeprazole), for a week or two .. If that fails, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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I am having Knee pain from the top of the knee cap that radiates down to the ankle and up to the thigh on the right leg ice is not helping?

Try Advil/Aleve: This problem introduces the phenomenon of 'referred pain'. Usually with this the origin is fairly localizable. As the intensity of the pain increases so does the zone of perceived involvement. This presentation of severe knee pain is not uncommon. Note that this is unlikely to be sciatica. The quadriceps tendon traverses the top of the patella. One possibility is this could be strained. ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my knee. Along with the knee pain i have shooting pain down my leg towards the ankle. Can arthritis cause pain down the leg?

I have arthritis in my knee. Along with the knee pain i have shooting pain down my leg towards the ankle. Can arthritis cause pain down the leg?

Not commonly: You maybe having symptoms from your lumbar spine. At age 30, you are on average too young to develop significant arthritis in your knee. There is a chance your knee pain and leg pain is coming from your back. Go see an orthopaedic surgeon or spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Right knee pain radiates down to ankle sometimes up to hip. Ortho sent me for MRI last week waitng for results he thinks possilbe cartilidge tear. ?

Right knee pain radiates down to ankle sometimes up to hip. Ortho sent me for MRI last week waitng for results he thinks possilbe cartilidge tear. ?

MRI next step : This could be caused by a problem within the knee so an MRI is a good idea if x-rays were normal. Radiating pain in the lower extremity can also be nerve related so additional testing may be needed if MRI doesn't show the cause. ...Read more

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Severe knee pain bend, walk, stairs, etc. MRI 5 yrs ago partial tear of ACL & cyst. Now radiates in calf/down leg; wakes @ night; ankle fract May '13?

Get examined!: Your symptoms suggest patellofemoral( kneecap) pain. Your 'cyst' may be causing the pain in the back of your knee ( popliteal/ Bakers' cyst ).Not sure if your 'partial' ACL injury is causing symptoms or not without a thorough examination( it can cause cysts in the knee joint occasssionally.) See a board certified ORS. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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What foot support can treat knee pain immediately?

What foot support can treat knee pain immediately?

Sounds like you : Need to see an orthopedist to figure out the etiology of the pain and the best course for treatment. ...Read more

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