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Does sciatica pain go into the ankle and foot?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It can go anywhere in the leg and foot since the nerve travels from the low back all the way into the toes.

In brief: Yes

It can go anywhere in the leg and foot since the nerve travels from the low back all the way into the toes.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Bikash Bose
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Radiculopathy

Yes , sciatic pain can radiate to the ankle and the top of the foot or to the bottom of the foot depending on the nerve root affected.

In brief: Radiculopathy

Yes , sciatic pain can radiate to the ankle and the top of the foot or to the bottom of the foot depending on the nerve root affected.
Dr. Bikash Bose
Dr. Bikash Bose
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Certainly

A possibility from l4&5 and s1 too.

In brief: Certainly

A possibility from l4&5 and s1 too.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes it can...

The roots of the sciatic nerve stem of the l4/l5 from the lumbar region of the spine.
Those same roots in addition to s1 make up the roots that run into the foot, ankle and leg.

In brief: Yes it can...

The roots of the sciatic nerve stem of the l4/l5 from the lumbar region of the spine.
Those same roots in addition to s1 make up the roots that run into the foot, ankle and leg.
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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