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Can back pain cause stabbing foot pain?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See an osteopath dr

It might be good to see an osteopathic dr. For evaluation and treatment of both your back pain, and foot pain, as either can make the pain worse for the other.If you have flat feet, and are not wearing orthotics, this can impact your lower back.
As can, having low back pain affect your gait. In either case, get relief, and a second opinion. Plantar fasciitis can cause foot pain to be worse too.

In brief: See an osteopath dr

It might be good to see an osteopathic dr. For evaluation and treatment of both your back pain, and foot pain, as either can make the pain worse for the other.If you have flat feet, and are not wearing orthotics, this can impact your lower back.
As can, having low back pain affect your gait. In either case, get relief, and a second opinion. Plantar fasciitis can cause foot pain to be worse too.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Dr. Neil Hecht
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Referred back pain

Unfortunately, back pain all too often does cause foot and leg pain if it is caused by nerve problems.
"sciatica" is a painful nerve condition that is due to pinching of the major thigh nerve from the back and sends pain down to the foot. See your family doctor first for an examination of your back problems to isolate a correct diagnosis.

In brief: Referred back pain

Unfortunately, back pain all too often does cause foot and leg pain if it is caused by nerve problems.
"sciatica" is a painful nerve condition that is due to pinching of the major thigh nerve from the back and sends pain down to the foot. See your family doctor first for an examination of your back problems to isolate a correct diagnosis.
Dr. Neil Hecht
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It is possible

Back pain caused by compressed nerves can cause radiating pain all the way down to the feet.

In brief: It is possible

Back pain caused by compressed nerves can cause radiating pain all the way down to the feet.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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