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Getting strong pains down legs and into ankle. Is it Cyatica ?

I am getting very strong pains down my legs and into my ankle I have had this pain for about 3 months. The doctor is doing tests but still can t find the problem. I have diabetes on my dads side of the family. My leg hurts when I stand up or walk or sit down, but when I am in bed the pain goes away. I don t think it is cyatica I have had that before and even when I was laying down I still had the pain. Can help me? My name is AAAAA
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

If you have pain originating from the back and radiating down the leg (on backside of leg) into the ankle & feet is most likely to be Sciatica and is due to a protruded lumbar disc causing compression over the nerve root.

An MRI scan of the lumbar spine will help in establishing the diagnosis.

In the meantime,
* Avoid excessive forward bending
* Take adequate rest
* Use analgesics & muscle relaxants as needed

Consult an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation and management.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Sat, 17 Aug 2013
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