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Sciatica With Leg Bruising
Severe pain radiating from sciatica down back of leg behind knee to foot. Def weakness at ankle an numbness below knee. Help?!
Sciatica: These symptoms indicate that help is needed right away. See your neurologist or orthopedist asap . Good luck ...Read more
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
Back pain: The answer depends on the anatomical reason for your discomfort. Sciatica in your age group is usually a phenomenon which occurs secondary to a small disk herniation. More often than not, supportive treatment in the form of physical therapy and a short course or pain medication will work but you have to be patient :) In short, yes walking and even stretching are good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing leg pain, pain shooting down the leg, knee pain, hip pain, lower leg pain, leg pain with exertion, difficulty walking, leg numbn... had lumbar fusion l4-5 with cushion replaced between disk?
See your doctor: Please see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ...
Leg swelling pain: I am experiencing leg swelling, leg pain, calf pain and cold extremities. The following also describe me: leg tenderness, Calf pain, and Leg pain ANS: complex issue and if you do 2nd opinion with me we can quickly narrow down what it is and if you should go to ER or not. ...Read more
See MD: Those signs and symptoms by themselves are fairly nonspecific. Even when when they occur together they do not point to a single diagnosis. If your pmd cannot treat this i would suggest that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more
Leg pain. Began w/pressure in shin. Spread to stiff/pain ankle+ hip & difficulty bearing weight/weakness & foot coldness.No recent injury.Suggestions?
How to relieve extreme leg pain possibly caused by lupus, vericose veins, restless leg syndrome, or fibromyalgia?
Can a herniated s1 disc with an annual tear be causing severe knee, calf, and foot pain in both legs. Had sciatica and lumbar radiculopathy.
Pain in back of thigh and knee with bruising (some purple) and swelling. Pain more present while standing or sitting or when leg is straight?
Deep pain in L buttock. Tension L hip. Stiff lower back. Numbness/tingling L shin & sole of foot. Cramping sensation in foot. L calf pain. Weakness in leg. Worse w/exertion/sitting/standing/lying down. Scans hip/butt OK. Suggestions, possibilities?
Please repost: and explain what you mean by a "butt" scan. Medically there's no such thing as a "butt" scan. Abandon your unfortunate tendency to use vague colloquial words like "butt" and and state EXACTLY what the scan was called. What you need is a scan of your lumbosacral spine, not your "butt." ...Read more
Pain L ischial tuberosity w/outer hip tension. Back stiffness, difficulty straightening. Paresthesia L shin/sole of the foot. L calf pain. Weakness L leg w/standing/exertion. Progressive symptoms. Neg. MRI hip & ischial tuberosity. Advice, please. ?
Need evaluation back: You also need a back evaluation as well . This can be neurologic or myofascial pain as a part of your complaints. It may not be just one cause. ...Read more
Been to foot spine orthopedic family dr numbness foot leg knee thigh pain in leg no dr can tell me why?
Thigh leg pain: Sometimes the correct diagnosis is difficult to ascertain . Perhaps the best way to obtain an answer is to stick with one specialist and ask for follow up visits and repeat testing . If u only see a dr one time and then move on to a different one , you may confuse the process of getting the correct treatment ...Read more
Told DVT ruled out from blood test & probably muscle pain is this right? Varicose veins in 1 leg with bruising. Throbbing above bruises under knee.
Venous reflux test: Recommend that you look into your vein disease further w/ a venous reflux ultrasound test to assess your varicose veins & to look into venous insufficiency as a possible cause. An ultrasound can also assess for other possibilities such as ruptured Baker's cyst, hematoma, or tumor such as sarcoma. If US negative then consider a MRI of the leg joints / muscle. Could also be nerves or inflammatory. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nocturnal leg cramps: This may be nocturnal leg cramps. The best treatment for this is quinine, but now the fda does not allow quinine to be used for this. It is very effective for this, does have side effects, but has never had formal testing. There are a lot of medicines we have learned to use which it never had formal fda testing. Unfortunately this is one we can't use anymore. Available treatment is now stretchingmaintain electrolyte balance. ...Read more
Recent MRI due to left leg pain and weakness in back of thigh calf and foot. Results show no herniated disc. So painful walking standing sitting! Help?
MRI: Which part of the body was the MRI performed? It should be have been done at the lumbo sacral region of your low back. Sound like a nerve root compression. You may require an epidural block. Apply ice to your low back to see if symptoms improve for now along with an anti inflammatory for pain if not allergic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back vs leg: "tingling and numbness" usually means a nerve is not functioning properly. Depending on what part of the leg is affected, it's possible that the nerve irritation is at the level of the back (nerve root) or a peripheral problem (nerve affected at the level of the leg. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can herniated discs, stenosis t-spine with loosening hardware from fusion cause pain in buttocks, groin and lower legs with weakness?
Possibly: It seems like your fusion goes from the lower Tspine into the Lspine so yes there is a possibility that if the fusion has failed and/or if disc herniation are present this could cause many of your pain symptoms in buttock, groin area. The weakness seems to suggest a neurological process that could come from T or Lspine. Incontinence, spasticity, balance problems are other things to look out for. ...Read more
Small random bruise on my leg.Also get random twinges of pain by the bruise.Didn't do anything to cause it. Can it be sciatica related?
Circular bruise with raised clear center, above ankle.Leg feels like sciatica.Out of town so is it safe to wait a week to go to dr?No other symptoms.
Be seen: Without really being able to see it, I would recommend you be seen. Unless you clearly have an explanation for it like a minor injury or very mild burn, you are lacking a diagnosis and it could potentially be harmful. You might consider being seen and evaluated. ...Read more
I have sciatica and have been prescribed tramadol I have now noticed a lot of unexplained bruises on my legs could this be connected to sciatica?
Front of thigh 12 inch above knee is a bruise,no hit.Leg has been spontaneously cramping in that spot for wks.Clot?? Dd was neg a month ago, sciatica.
Can a DVT cause a small bruise? I have sciatica,and have a random bruise on my thigh.maybe its a coincidence but I heard DVT and sciatica feel similar
Clear blood test at er for chest tightness.Out of town noticed round bruise on shin with raised clear center. Feels like sciatica.Clot?
Sciatic pain: The sciatic pain can be caused by spinal stenosis, nerve impingement ... Most sciatica pain will improve with time, exercise, and physical therapy. If your pain persists, other treatment might include medication, injections, weight management, acupuncture and chiropractic. If you fail all of these treatment, surgical evaluation is beneficial. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: On what you have already done. Most sciatic pain is self limiting and will resolve with time. Anti-inflammatories and even oral steroids are helpful in acute cases. Physical therapy osteopathic manipulation and chiropractic care are 1st line conservative options. Injections could be useful if conservative treatment is not effective. Mris should not be done early on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yoga: Dr. Mooney (uc san diego, orthopedist, emeritus) showed that strengthening opposite side (contralateral) latissimus dorsi & same side (ipsilateral) gluteus maximus muscles stabilized subluxing sacroiliac joint (sij), commonly accompanied by sciatica. Yoga posture called "superman" evokes strengthening of this strap muscle mechanism & relatively stabilizes underlying sij. Physical therapy to learn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back & Neck: Issues are the cause of your problems. The sciatica is due to your low back resulting in pain in the knee and legs. The neck is causing its own issues. I would suggest seeing a spine specialist that can evaluate both of these areas to address your issues. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
How can u differentiate between sciatica pain & piriformis synrome? Pain above & down left buttock & leg hurts to stand sit lay
Exam, studies, injec: It can be hard and piriformis syndrome as a diagnosis is likely often missed. Physical exam can help, a nerve conduction with the hip in neutral verses internal rotation can tell, response to injection into piriformis is most diagnostic. Also seeing a patient with severe pain running down the leg with a normal looking MRI of lumbar suggests something else like piriformis syndrome might be issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having extreme pain in my right leg and thigh. It has kept me awake for 2 nights. Sciatica runs n my family. Please help me. ?
Leg pain: Try sleeping on your stomach with two pillows under your pelvis to decompress the nerves of your low back. These are the nerves involved in sciatica. If the pain is that bad the I suggest you follow with a neurologist or back specialist. leg pain can occur from a myriad of different reasons. ...Read more
Does sciatica always follower a path or can it start in the bum miss a bit of thigh out then start again further down the thigh or leg?
Can sciatica switch legs? Started in the right now seems to be going down the left. Two months on the right two weeks pain free now left leg pain.
Would sciatica cause tingling and no feeling in one leg very suddenly? Also have a large swelling on the base of my back either side of my spine.
Absolutely: This certainly could be sciatica so you should get it checked out straightaway as you have an excellent health care system that lets you get treated easily.A pinched nerve which provides muscles w/the info to move can cause tingling & numbness as you describe.The swelling should also be evaluated by a spine specialist. Imaging,Meds & PT are likely to be used to help you feel better.Keep us posted. ...Read more
I've had severe sciatica due to a bulging disc to the point where I have lost most of the strength in my right leg. Am I a candidate for surgery?
Herniated disc : Herniated disc with compression of a nerve root in the lumbar spine can lead to numbness, tingling and weakness in the extremity. Over 6-8 weeks, there is a good chance that the disc can be reabsorbed, with resulting improved symptoms. If there is persistent symptoms at 6-8 weeks, surgery can be considered. ...Read more
My active, fit husband fell while playing tennis because of weakness in his leg. He does exercises for his back, but has sciatica, too, now. Why?
Treated for sciatica in the past, but this flareup has last for 10 days and has been much worse (both legs and lower back). Chances it could be CES?
Sciatica pain worse: Hello. Doesn't sound like you are dealing with CES because you don't mention any bowel or bladder dysfunction. You didn't mention any weakness or numbness that was progressing. Might just need short course of oral steroids or some Toradol if you are just dealing pain. IF however, you are noting the other things mentioned, you'll need prompt medical attention (could include surgery if CES). ...Read more
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