The pain that you feel from your leg that radiates to your toes, is often describe as sciatica. There may also be weakness, numbness, and tingling, which will often originate in your lower back, traversing to your buttock down to the back of your leg.
Sciatica or pronounced say sigh-at-eh-kah is not a diagnosis itself. It is known as a symptom of a medical condition that is underlying. Some of the conditions that can cause sciatica are spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, and lumbar herniated disc.
There are different ways on how sciatica is characterized, in this article by Spine-Health, they talk about everything that you need to know about this debilitating pain:
Sciatica Nerve Pain
Sciatica is often characterized by one or more of the following symptoms:
- Constant pain in only one side of the buttock or leg (rarely in both legs)
- Pain that is worse when sitting
- Leg pain that is often described as burning, tingling, or searing (versus a dull ache)
- Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg, foot, and/or toes
- A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand up or walk
- Pain that radiates down the leg and possibly into the foot and toes (it rarely occurs only in the foot)
Sciatic pain can vary from infrequent and irritating to constant and incapacitating. Symptoms are usually based on the location of the pinched nerve. Continue reading post here…
If you are experiencing any pain in your buttocks that radiates at the back of your leg, paying your doctor a visit won’t hurt. This will also help rule out any serious causes that you may be thinking.…