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Would a pinched sciatic nerve cause pain in wrists and numbness/tingling in hands or feet?

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Ken Starnes
General Practice
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In brief: Feet maybe, hands no

The sciatic nerve runs from the gluteal region (your rear end) down the back of your leg, then branches to innervate the back of the thigh and leg as well as the outer part of the lower leg and then parts of the feet.
An injury may cause those symptoms there, as well as problems with motion. The major nerves that serve the hands are the radial, ulnar and median.

In brief: Feet maybe, hands no

The sciatic nerve runs from the gluteal region (your rear end) down the back of your leg, then branches to innervate the back of the thigh and leg as well as the outer part of the lower leg and then parts of the feet.
An injury may cause those symptoms there, as well as problems with motion. The major nerves that serve the hands are the radial, ulnar and median.
Ken Starnes
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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

A pinched sciatic nerve will not cause wrist symptoms or numbness in the hands.
A pinched sciatic nerve may cause symptoms of the leg.

In brief: No

A pinched sciatic nerve will not cause wrist symptoms or numbness in the hands.
A pinched sciatic nerve may cause symptoms of the leg.
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