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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?

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 more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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What should I do for lower leg pain?

See a podiatrist...: You can take otc or prescription anti-inflammatories to decrease the discomfort of arthritis, wear cushioned insoles to decrease pressure when walking, or have a surgical procedure to potentially re-align or fuse the joints that are giving you pain. It's impossible to tell for sure without a face-to-face exam. ...Read more

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What's the cause of my hip n lower leg pain?

What's the cause of my hip n lower leg pain?

See your physician: Hip and lower leg pain can have many causes, ranging from minor to serious. See your physician for an evaluation to find the specific cause that is affecting you so that you can get proper treatment for it. ...Read more

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My left chest is painful and I have lower leg pain. What's wrong?

My left chest is painful and I have lower leg pain. What's wrong?

Unclear: World of possibles! one of these: worst case blood clot in leg with embolus to lung but need full history, physical and data to determine. ...Read more

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Horrible lower leg pain immediately after exercising. Any ideas what this is?

Horrible lower leg pain immediately after exercising. Any ideas what this is?

Depends: What exercise were doing? Any pain during or only after? How long does it last? Any repetitive activity can lend itself to an overuse syndrome. Severe muscle cramping can occur after endurance exercise is most often related to dehydration or electrolyte imbalance. Repetitive impact can result in a stress injury. Pre-existing back problems can worsen with repetitive jarring and aggravate a nerve. ...Read more

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Recuring lower leg pain, pinpoint sharp/stinging follow by warm flushing, should I asked by dr? X2months

Recuring lower leg pain, pinpoint sharp/stinging follow by warm flushing, should I asked by dr? X2months

See a doctor: Sometimes lower leg pain is postural in nature and can be helped with stretches, proper shoes and arch supports. Medical issues such as diabetes, arthritis or thyroid issues can cause neuropathy. If it is activity related, it might represent a stress injury or something more serious like complartment syndrome. Discuss this with your doctor and don't disregard the pain anymore. Good luck! ...Read more

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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


Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more