Loss of motion and flexibility with sciatica

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Hi, This is my second post about my problem with sciatica because in the first post I forgot to mention how veryh little flexability I have in my whole left leg.

I find it very hard to walk up anything sloped because I cannot lift my leg too high and I can not bend down at all because my leg, well to put it simply my leg will just not let me bend or crouch down?

Do any of you share this issue and if so is there anything you can or are doing to help get some motion and flexability back.

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    Hi Ellis,  What you describe regarding your leg sounds more than just scatica, have you been seen by a Doctor? 
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    i think you should go and see GP as it sounds like mine was and you probably will have to have an MRI to find out exactly what's wrong.

    sounds like the sciatica is more acute now.

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    Hello...I know what you are going through...I have trouble going up anything sloped but I am o.k going down..Going upstairs is murder.I have to put right foot first and then bring the left foot up to join it,,,it's too painful to put weight on..If something drops on the floor I don't pick it up in case something else needs picking up later and I can save myself another painful bend!It's getting to be ridiculous.I don't drive and I am so frightened of being house bound so I paid fro an MRI scan and then I used money a friend had given me for my birthday and treatec myself to a lumbar epidural injection!I've just come back from having it now!!The dr said it could take up to 2 weeks to become effective,could be sooner an on rare occasions doesn't work atall so I am staying optimistic.If we are painfree,even for part of the day,we can walk,exercise,swim etc and that wil keep us supple and MOBILE..

    I sympathise with you believe me but if you haven't yet looked into injections think about it..it takes 5 minutes and is totally painless.  Good luck.

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    My leg is the same, I had a very bad flare up of sciatica a few months ago and it has left my right leg stiff, I can't lift it as high to climb and sometimes I get an agonizing pain through it that almost brings me to my knees then it goes off until the next time

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