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Ankle pain, inflammatory pain from buttock to ankle, numbness in right leg. Was regular walker. Treatment?

i was a morning walker and used to walk around seven km per day and was doing moderate weight lifting and squatting also.i have started with ankle pain in right leg, two months back and now i feel pin and needle sensation in my right leg with inflammatory pain starting from buttock going down to ankle . Further , after taking few steps (around 50 mts. ) i feel numbness in my right leg and as like my knee is becoming jammed and stiff and unable to take weight. can you advise me about type of pain and required treatment. the doctor i am consulting right now is saying it is a sciatic nerve pain
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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From description it seems to be sciatica nerve pain. It occurs due to irritation or pressure of nerve in it's route. The cause of radiating pain could be due to disc bulge compressing the nerve roots. MRI is required to diagnose the cause. Conservative treatment in form of rest, medicines, physiotherapy is required. If it is due to disc bulge and conservative treatment is infective, surgery (disectomy) is required.
Hope this will helps you. Regards
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic surgeon
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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