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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?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Possibly a sciatica

A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing.
There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question.

In brief: Possibly a sciatica

A sciatica is caused by an irritation of a nerve in the back that then can cause pain that runs down the leg like you are describing.
There are also potentially other causes as well. Usually a detailed history and exam can determine the cause. Thank you for your question.
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