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Sciatic Nerve And Knee Pain
Have had knee pain (outside of leg) for some years. Nothing to see on tests. Physio thinks it is to do with sciatic nerve. Any suggestions?
Si joint: Could be a sacroiliac joint problem, especially if you have it while standing or walking, or on any other mechanical movements, see pain specialist, or have your physiotherapist perform 5 different diagnostic tests, if 3 will be positive you still need to see a pain specialist, and may be need it to be injected with cortisone. Take Ibuprofen or Celebrex (celecoxib) in a mean time. ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Sciatic pain: Yes it can. Need evaluation by an Orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
When I sit on butt with knees pulled to chest and rock I can feel a popping in butt like a muscle? Maybe my sciatic nerve popping back and forth?
Random tingling in both of shins right under knee could it come from my knees? Tinging in left calf and foot. What could be other than sciatic nerve
Exam time: Please schedule a visit for an in person physical exam. At 21 years of age, numbness and tingling in your extremities could be from a panoply of causes including peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, or orthopaedic causes. You need to discuss your medical and family history, travel and exposures to infection, and possibility of vascular, autoimmune, traumatic, neoplastic, and idiopathic etiologies. ...Read more
I have a pain that runs from my mid-left buttocks to the back of my thigh just above the knee, what is this pain? Someone said it maybe my sciatic nerve I have had this since february I notice it when I sit for a long time or when I run, what should I do?
Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more
I have a sore back I think sciatic nerve pinch. The front of me quad muscle is numb down to the knee are they related?
Meralgia paresthetic: Pain in the anterior & lateral (front & side) of the thigh is more often a pinched lateral cutaneous femoral nerve, rather than sciatic nerve. In any case, physical therapy can likely help both problems, but it's important to see your neurologist to get a diagnosis first. Good luck! ...Read more
My sciatic nerve is causing severe pain down my right thigh and behind my knee, today I've noticed tingling in my right foot. No known injury.?
Am being treated for bulging disc pressing on sciatic nerve pain shoots back to front then down inner thigh to knee can this cause rash on inner thigh?
Unusual: It would be unusual for a disk to create a sciatic nerve neuropathy, but more of a root problem, which seems to correlate to your symptoms more. However, a rash would be unusual to be caused by such a nerve problem. Please see your physician to be sure it is assessed and evaluated. ...Read more
Can a sciatic nerve cause you to have excessive water in the knee and pain swelling in ankle and foot? Or a torn acl?
Not directly. Tho --: The nerve injury can affect the whole leg resulting in weakness, inability to stand on it. Such situation can cause a fall or injury with pain/swelling of joints of the foot/ankle/knee. Torn acl is not particularly associated with nerve injury. ...Read more
I've been having bad sciatic nerve/lower back pain, Now Right above my knee is swollen. Is that from nerves? Disck herniation? Blood clot?
None of the above: You certainly are a worrier to come up with those 3 possibilities instead of something more commonplace, like knee strain. Did a doctor diagnose you with sciatica, or did you diagnose yourself? Sounds like you need to have your knee examined by a live doctor in his/her office, someone who can counsel you about what to worry about & what not to worry about. Trusting Dr. Google is hazardous. ...Read more
Would a torn ACL cause excessive water in knee and a very sensitive calf? And swelling in ankles and foot,? Or could a sciatic nerve cause all of this?
ACL: Yes. The water is inflammation in the knee joint — from the torn acl. Thing like a bakers cyst behind the knee or a torn knee joint capsule could cause the fluid to leak out and affect the calf and cause swelling in the affected leg. Due to the instability in the knee, you would be compensating and using muscles differently so could aggravate the affected leg and put pressure on the sciatic nerve. ...Read more
I have a cyst on my left wrist, left shoulder pain, left hip pain like a pinched sciatic, left knee pain, and left ankle pain. Coincidence? Left side?
Not all related: Hip snd lower psins can sll be related to a pinchedl5nerve root but theupper extremity stiff unrelated to lower stuff the srist cyst can cause shoulder psin through regonal paindisorder. ...Read more
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 as well. Best! ...Read more
Pain in leg from hit nerve how long will it hurt it was from a b complex shot and not my sciatic nerve thanks!
Not likley: Sciatic nerve irritation is caused by a back problem or pressure from your thigh muscles and would not be related to swelling in your foot or leg. However, leg swelling can cause nerve type symptoms including burning pain and numbness. I recommend you see a specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Possibly: A compressed sciatic nerve can cause leg weakness. Often pain down the leg is due to a lumbar radiculopathy or irritation to the lumbar nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve. The distribution of pain depends on which nerve is irritated although pain in the back or leg or "hamstring" is common. See your md if this pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more
Could my quadratus muscle be aggravating my sciatic nerve? Had discetomy 3 months ago. Started IMS and the quadratus causes a zing down my leg
Can arthritis in the lower back compress the sciatic nerve for 15 years causing leg numbness. I began experiencing this in my early 40s.?
Leg numbness: Yes certainly it can — this really depends on how ban it is and how much overgrowth of bone there is. ...Read more
Core Exercises: Typically, core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try to google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more
Just found out I have a sciatic nerve problem. My leg and foot are swollen is that a cause of it?
Just found out I hav: Sometimes, but sually there is a compression of the veins in the affected limb that can cause the swelling, to be safe ask for venous ultrasound to make sure no blood clots; otherwise talk to the doctor who diagnosed you with the sciatica, he would be able to tell you better after examining you. ...Read more
Is it possible that sciatic nerve cause the same pain in my hand that it cause on my butt and leg?
Could my sciatic nerve problem be causing jerks on my right mostly in my hand and leg? Also, sometimes I can not get my words out! This scaring me!!!
TheHeebeeJeebees??: Yeah, me too. I'd see a doctor sooner than later. This could mean something that will get worse so don't drive yourself. Get someone to take you to the ER right now unless it's completely stopped and you feel OK. If that's the case you could probably wait to see your doctor tomorrow, even if nothing else happens, so he or she knows what's going on. Maybe some tests are in order. ...Read more
I have two disk swollen smashing my sciatic nerve do I need to see surgen my right leg hurts real bad can't hardly walk need help please pain is getting unbearble
Hello. : Hello. That sounds so painful. You really do need to see either a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon who is a spinal specialist. They will be able to do studies and to determine if you are a surgical candidate or if you would respond to other treatment measures. Take care. ...Read more
Pain in right leg from hip to toes, my right toes are so much colder than my left. Could it be sciatic nerve?
From the description you have given it is entirely possible that you have sciatica. This inflammation of the sciatic nerve. It usually gets trapped coming through the gluteus muscle.
Sometimes I have seen the pain lessen by using an elliptical trainer. Anti-inflamatories can also help relieve the pain. ...Read more
Two broken middle toes causing searing pain and swelling up to mid calf on outer side of leg to sciatic nerve.?
See your doctor: Any pain that is out of proportion or worsening, see your doctor. Elevate, ice and antiinflammatories can help. Dr l. ...Read more
My husband's sciatic nerve pain is on the upper back of the leg under his butt. It above. How can he treat the pain?
May not be sciatic: Question a little unclear, but could be other nerves which are inflamed: inferior cluneals or branches of posterior femoral cutaneous. Could try pain meds, but they don't work well for nerve inflamm. Vit D cream, Capsaicin (or Salon Pas patches-otc), lidocaine patches or neuroprolotherapy may help. Really need to get proper diagnosis for right treatment. See dr.versed in pain/peripheral neuropathic pain ...Read more
Yes: The groin pain could also be from your hip joint but the back and leg pain is most likely sciatica. The Best way to reduce back pain is to be as light as you can (optimal weight) be as fit as you can (high level of fitness with good core muscle strength) and don't smoke. The intermittent use of anti-inflammatory medications will help as well. An epidural injection is also very effective. ...Read more
On the side of my foot, my sciatic nerve is now hurting. The pain extands down to my leg and hip too. What should I do?
See your doctor: Maybe you do have sciatica, and perhaps in comes from a disc rupture in the lumbar spine, or perhaps you have a hip or sacro-iliac problem, which radiation down the leg. Do you have diabetes, a metabolic radiculopathy could be present. See your doctor and get this addressed. ...Read more
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