Foot and thigh pain

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For several months I've had pain in my right foot which has been excruciating at times. Followed by a numb sensation especially after driving? 

Visited docs who arranged an ultrasound scan but nothing untoward was discovered. Now I'm suffering with thigh pain and back pain... is this an indication of sciatica?

I have managed to keep reasonably active 

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    Hello David ,that may well be sciatica ,I have it in my big toe one foot . I suffer from Pudental neuralgia . Painful condition it is and its daily . The buttocks ,back of both legs ,try and adjust the way your sitting ,to taking pressure off all the bottom part of you . I've got a heating pad from Boots chemist . Failing that try cold on those areas . Leg stretches another . Naproxen tablets can try those ,Im surprised Dr didn't offer them up to you . They are for muscle pain . Look them up . Don't sit for long periods ,move about as much as you can ,or you seize up even more . 

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      Hi Marlene

      update from visit to the docs today, been pescribed Tramadol and appointed booked in January to see a foot specialist as there was no mention of Sciatica, more a foot related issue? 

      We will see what develops from that visit ? 

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    it could be sciatica, but your Doc' should investigate further with MRI & CT scans + X-rays..my sciatic pain is due to stenosis of the lumber spine..my pain is worse when I get out of bed first thing in a morning both buttocks & thighs are very pain full, when I have moved around for a while the pain settles to a more bearable level...but if you research your symptoms on the internet it will give you an idea.

    sciatica seems to at it worst after sitting or laying down for long periods, & of course it limits you from doing any certain kinds of Manuel tasks, some times I might feel as though I can go and wash the car, but after about 5 minutes cleaning which involves bending the sciatica gets much worse & once it has kicked in  I am done all I can do then is take more painkillers & rest... its kind of 2 headed monster, if you do to much it hurts & if do too little it hurts ,eg, sitting and resting for too long. 

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    All I have had is an ultra sound scan on my foot which showed nothing untoward. 

    The numbness and pins and needles sensation develops after 5 mins standing or 15 mins in a driving position. Then takes 30 mins to subside which is not good for my job as a tradesman. I have a sick note for a week but I'm not going to recover by next weekend am I ? 

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    Update......

    Still in pain and now been pescribed a slow release Tramadol... a slight improvement in pain relief. Waiting for X ray results this week which may show something ? Numbness in foot continues and im aware my balance is poor after a few minutes.... anyone else had similar issues ?

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      Hi Dave.. sorry to hear you are still suffering, I have not had any pins & needles or numbness but when I see my consultant he always asks me if I have any tingling or numbness in my legs or feet, so I am guessing this is a bigger concern if it gets to that stage.. perhaps permanent trapped nerves somewhere...try doing a Google search with your sympoms.

      I am going to see a  Physio' tomorrow...I am sick & tired of the pain & feeling miserable , every morning I don't look forward to getting out of bed, I do exercises on the bed before I get up but the pain in my buttocks is still as bad, I then sit on the edge of the dining table & do some pain full leg stretches which helps a bit & then after breakfast the pain does ease off & I am reasonably OK throughout the day [ not totally pain free]  providing I don't do too much...but after tea [evening meal] around 6pm I like to sit and watch TV but if I sit for too long when I get up the pain starts all over again.....one word to describe this awful affliction "NIGHTMARE" !

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