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I hit the top of my foot. Swelled up and bleed under the skin. Sciatica now and numb foot top and bottom. Could the hit cause the sciatica pain?

I hit the top of my foot. Swelled up and bleed under the skin. Sciatica now and numb foot top and bottom. Could the hit cause the sciatica pain?

No: I think the numbness in the foot is related to the injury you describe. Ice the foot. If a hematoma is present (collection of blood) you may need it drained. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in 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


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My doc if on summer holiday...had microdiscectomy 4 days ago, no sciatica pain but sometimes I feel tingling in my feet (no numbness) while I lie down?

My doc if on summer holiday...had microdiscectomy 4 days ago, no sciatica pain but sometimes I feel tingling in my feet (no numbness) while I lie down?

Normal.: This is fairly normal after that kind of procedure. It should improve within a week or two. If it gets worse, you should let your surgeon know. ...Read more

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Sciatica pain, my left leg is mostly numb and tingling to my toes and a little bit on my right leg. What can be causing this?

Sciatica pain, my left leg is mostly numb and tingling to my toes and a little bit on my right leg. What can be causing this?

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

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What can I do for sciatica of the leg? Pain from my hip to my toes and two of my little toes on my left foot are numb.

What can I do for sciatica of the leg? Pain from my hip to my toes and two of my little toes on my left foot are numb.

Sciatica: Low back, buttock and "shooting" leg pain are all symptoms of a pinched nerve. It sounds like you may have that problem. If the pain is severe and limiting your activity still, the best non-narcotic medications that I have found to work for my patients are antiinflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen which are over-the-counter medications. Other non-narcotic medications include tramadol (ultram) which requires a prescription and nerve-pain medications such as gabapentin. These are all to be taken for temporary pain relief. This type of pain typically resolves with time. Ask your primary physician about these if the pain is still limiting you. If it is still going on for more than a month an MRI may be helpful to help sort out what is going on and there could be other potential treatments outside of surgery that could benefit you. ...Read more

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I am having sciatica pain shooting down the leg, Leg numbness, Back pain, and Leg weakness. I need a doctors note for extensive walking limitations.?

I am having sciatica pain shooting down the leg, Leg numbness, Back pain, and Leg weakness. I need a doctors note for extensive walking limitations.?

Are you making a: Request for medical documentation/ recommendations? If yes, we can not do that on the general health education of HealthTap. ...Read more

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I am an ex-junkie with severe chest pain, and I had endocarditis in the past. Now I have numb lip & right leg pain, left sided chest pain. What could be causing this?

I am an ex-junkie with severe chest pain, and I had endocarditis in the past. Now I have numb lip & right leg pain, left sided chest pain. What could be causing this?

Emergency: What you are reporting requires an urgent visit to the local er to determine if it is a stroke or cerebrovascular accident (of which you are at a much higher risk than the general population).

Completion of the cincinnati stroke scale may help: 1.Smile: face should be symmetric, 2. Raise both arms, 3. Speak a simple sentence. If any of the above are abnormal, please contact emergency services. ...Read more

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What could cause sciatica pain in my hip?

What could cause sciatica pain in my hip?

Sciatica: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Mri of the spine or pelvis would serve to differentiate in most cases if exam and history is not clear. Young patients more likely to have herniated disc. Older patients, pressure from arthritic spurs. All can be treated non-surgically if not getting worse. ...Read more

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What can cause sciatica pain when MRI is clear?

What can cause sciatica pain when MRI is clear?

Several things: Piriformis syndrome could do that.
Peripheral neuropathy for many reason. (diabetes)
any injury to the sciatic nerve or major branches after exiting the spine. ...Read more

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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

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

Should be evaluated: If back and leg pain persist despite exercise and rest, it likely reflects a more significant problem causing nerve compression and should be more thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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Could scoloiosis cause sciatica pain?

Could scoloiosis cause sciatica pain?

Possibly: If the scoliosis is causing the nerve to be pinched exiting the spine it can be the cause. Also people that have scoliosis for a long time will develop arthritis faster in those areas of spine and can cause sciatica symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disk without nerve compression cause sciatica pain?

Can a herniated disk without nerve compression cause sciatica pain?

Yes: Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen. Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment. ...Read more

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Might a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Might a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Yes: Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen. Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment. ...Read more

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Could a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Could a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

Annular tear: Sometimes the herniated disk has annular tear that releases the spongier nucleus pulposus out that can cause a chemical neuritis on the nerves that is similar to sciatica. Also if the MRI reflects any listhesis (slipping of one bone on the other) there may be a compression on the nerves that will not be appreciated on the MRI because you are lying down and not allowing gravity/forces to move it. ...Read more

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What causes sciatica pain?

What causes sciatica pain?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a condition that causes rapid decline in a healthy 68 yr old woman? My mom's only complaint is sciatica pain and lower spine spondylosis.

Is there a condition that causes rapid decline in a healthy 68 yr old woman? My mom's only complaint is sciatica pain and lower spine spondylosis.

Unsure: Sciatica and spine spondylosis should only result in back and leg pain. Not sure what your mean by decline. If concerned I would recommend follow-up with her pcp for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had sciatica pain on & off for about 2years, but this time it's really painful/achy in my top left hip/buttock. What causes this? What can I do?

I've had sciatica pain on & off for about 2years, but this time it's really painful/achy in my top left hip/buttock. What causes this? What can I do?

There are many cause: There are many causes of sciatic. Many know that it can be cuased by a pinched nerve, but other causes can include joint pain and muscle pain. The location of you pain actually suggests muscle or bone. ...Read more

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If sciatica pain was caused by free fluid from ovarian cyst, should surgery have relieved pain immediately? Or might it take a few days to resolve?

Hmm...: Well sciatica generally is not caused by anything in the abdomen, so highly unlikely the fluid from ovarian cyst caused your sciatica. I would have your doctor get an MRI of your spine if your sciatica doesn't resolve in a week or two as the most likely culprit will be a herniated disc. ...Read more

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What can cause lower abdominal pain, swelling and sciatica pain?

What can cause lower abdominal pain, swelling and sciatica pain?

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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Can inflammation around the si joint cause sciatica pain? Or muscle spasms of piriformis muscle?

Can inflammation around the si joint cause sciatica pain? Or muscle spasms of piriformis muscle?

Yes/No: Rare that the SI joint can cause true sciatica, however it can cause a referred pattern of pain that is known to radiate down the back of the leg up to about the calf. Traditionally SI Joint pain most often causes tenderness and pain in the buttock area. Piriformis muscle may cause sciatica, but that is also not common. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to determine which is occurring. ...Read more

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Can mild arthritis of the lower back cause significant sciatica pain? Mri done in july. Pain is getting worse. On gabapentin and meloxicam. Thanks!

Can mild arthritis of the lower back cause significant sciatica pain? Mri done in july. Pain is getting worse. On gabapentin and meloxicam. Thanks!

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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Can pubic bone instability cause slight swelling of the pubic mound and groin areas and pain in hip when walking long distances? And sciatica pain?

Can pubic bone instability cause slight swelling of the pubic mound and groin areas and pain in hip when walking long distances? And sciatica pain?

Shouldn't: While the pelvis is all interconnected, the pubic bone is in the front, and shouldn't cause swelling. It is curious why you think this joint is unstable. You may want to ask you primary care if an imaging study would be appropriate. Sciatica is typically caused by disc disease of the spine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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If MRI doesn't show cause of foot drop (l5s1 protusion)and emg doesn't show nerve issue and you have back and sciatica pain, could MS be a possibility?

If MRI doesn't show cause of foot drop (l5s1 protusion)and emg doesn't show nerve issue and you have back and sciatica pain, could MS be a possibility?

Unlikely: Lumbar radiculopathy and peroneal neuropathy are much more likely, and sometimes the MRI findings are there but poorly understood. Further evaluation, emg/ncv of the lower extremities, and additional MRI eval for lateral recess l5s1. ...Read more

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Spinal canal narrowing no cord compression seen on MRI but could this cause my sciatica pain to go all way down to near outside ankle of right foot?

Spinal canal narrowing no cord compression seen on MRI but could this cause my sciatica pain to go all way down to near outside ankle of right foot?

Possible: Depending on which nerves are getting compressed with the spinal canal narrowing it could cause the pain you are complaining about. See a Spine Specialist to determine what care you need. ...Read more

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Long saphenous vein blocked on left leg. Could this cause sciatica? Pain back of both legs, hips and right side groin. Worse right side

Long saphenous vein blocked on left leg. Could this cause sciatica? Pain back of both legs, hips and right side groin. Worse right side

No.: Development of a clot of what was once called the long saphenous vein may cause discomfort, tenderness to touch, redness, or warmth over the length of the vein itself -- something called thrombophlebitis. This is a local issue, self-limited, and should not lead to discomfort in the other leg or the hips. If the clot extends near its junction with the deep veins, it may lead to a DVT. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in butt and feet? Is that sciatica?

What causes numbness in butt and feet? Is that sciatica?

Maybe: Sciatica usually refers to shooting pain coming from the back going down one (not both) of the legs. Regardless such pain represents an irritation of some structures in the body. Numbness represents a nerve (somewhere) not functionally properly. These conditions require an evaluation by an appropriately trained health professional. ...Read more

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