Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
188 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  17
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
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
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor