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Have had knee pain (outside of leg) for some years. Nothing to see on tests. Physio thinks it is to do with sciatic nerve. Any suggestions?

Si joint. Could be an sacroiliac joint problem, especially if you have it while standing or walking, or on any other mechanical movements, see pain specialist, or have your physiotherapist perform 5 different diagnostic tests, if 3 will be positive you still need to see a pain specialist, and may be need it to be injected with cortisone. Take Ibuprofen or Celebrex (celecoxib) in a mean time. Read more...

I have a pain that runs from my mid-left buttocks to the back of my thigh just above the knee, what is this pain? Someone said it maybe my sciatic nerve I have had this since february I notice it when I sit for a long time or when I run, what should I do?

Sciatica . Sciatica is a definite possibility. This usually is caused by pressure on the nerve commonly as it exits your lower spine from a disc bulge or herniation, or possibly from a bone spur. Stretching exercises, physical therapy, chiropractic care are all reasonable initial treatments. However, if the pain persists or is associated with more severe symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness, or bowel/bladder incontinence -- you need to seek medical attention from an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. Stop running until you figure this out. Read more...
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...

My sciatic nerve is causing severe pain down my right thigh and behind my knee, today I've noticed tingling in my right foot. No known injury.?

Get treatment. If it has not resolved within a few days, go see your primary care physician. Most likely pain meds, activity modification and some therapy will get rid of this. If not, you should get an MRI and see a spine specialist. Read more...

I hurt my left sciatic nerve by injuring my back. I have had numbness in the bottom of my foot, back of my thigh but, today in my left testical. It's numb and it's uncomfortable. My left leg is numb as well. Should I be concerned?? Thank you

Get this evaluated. You describe involvement of the S-1 nerve root, and now it appears your symptoms are progressing. If you have a damaged disc, there may be increasing compression of nerve roots, and if this is case, you have risk of increased weakness, involvement of bladder, and perhaps trouble with urinary function. This is not a situation to delay. Contact a surgeon, and decide on therapeutic intervention. Read more...

I have a sore back I think sciatic nerve pinch. The front of me quad muscle is numb down to the knee are they related?

Possibly. There are several possible causes for numbness of the anterior thigh including a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Have it evaluated. Read more...
Meralgia paresthetic. Pain in the anterior & lateral (front & side) of the thigh is more often a pinched lateral cutaneous femoral nerve, rather than sciatic nerve. In any case, physical therapy can likely help both problems, but it's important to see your neurologist to get a diagnosis first. Good luck! Read more...

Pain in leg from hit nerve how long will it hurt it was from a b complex shot and not my sciatic nerve thanks!

Whenever anyone . Asks how long someting will hurt it is always good to know how long it has been hurting you. If this is a fresh injury like a day or two i would ice it...If it is longer than that it makes it a little more complicated as we don't know the extent of the damage...In theory a needle can pierce a nerve if this occurs the pain can be there a long time. Read more...
Hard to say. If not better in a few weeks, i would see a pain/nerve specialist to evaluate this further. Read more...

I have two disk swollen smashing my sciatic nerve do I need to see surgen my right leg hurts real bad can't hardly walk need help please pain is getting unbearble

Hello. . Hello. That sounds so painful. You really do need to see either a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon who is a spinal specialist. They will be able to do studies and to determine if you are a surgical candidate or if you would respond to other treatment measures. Take care. Read more...
Yes . Yes i would recommend seeing a spine interventional pain doctor and/or spine surgeon. Sometimes sciatica leg pain will respond to steroid injections but if it does not then i would discuss surgery. Please see my health guide on lumbar disk herniations and sciatica. Good luck! Read more...
While . While surgery can be very effective in reieving the pain of a ruptured lumbar disc, there are other treatments that may be helpful. Your doctor may try bed rest, physical therapy, muscle relaxants and mild pain relievers first. If that doesn't work, referral to a spine surgeon would be the next logical step. Read more...