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sharp pain down right hip to toes then leg gives out

By Anonymous August 27, 2014 - 11:01am
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Hello Anonymous,

Thank you for seeking our help with your symptom.

With more information, we may be able to guide you with possible causes.

Do you have any medical conditions, such as type 2 diabetes or suffer with sciatica?

When you say that your leg gives out, do you mean that you are unable to stand on your right leg? As a result, have you fallen?

When did this first start? Does any activity precipitate the pain? When does it happen?

Lastly, have you reported this to your physician?

Pain starting in your right hip, radiating down your leg to your toes, and muscle weakness in the right legs indicates sciatica (to me).

Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own.

Sciatica occurs when there is pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts in the lower spine and runs down the back of each leg. This nerve controls the muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg. It also provides sensation to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg, and the sole of the foot.


August 28, 2014 - 8:09am
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