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Old 07-26-2020, 06:03 PM #11
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If it's sciatica, I've found that what helps is good physical therapy and just time and more time. You might have to wait it out but eventually it will probably get better.

In the meantime you can go easy on the bad leg whenever possible. If you're standing at the kitchen sink, for instance, put that foot up on the shelf ledge if you have one under the sink--to relieve the pressure on the leg. It's more comfortable that way.

If you've been doing something--like standing or walking--for too long and the leg is acting up with pain, it's time to stop and rest. Maybe you'll need to rest for hours, maybe for the rest of the day, or maybe just for a short time. If you keep on doing your activities with rest breaks in mind, you may find that the pain will get better even if it's only a gradual improvement.

Some physical therapists use ultrasound and electrostim to improve the situation, and I've found that those help too.
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Thank you. I will get some grapeseed extract. I know that lyrica has many side affects. Not good. But I honestly do not know where to turn. I am not good at navigating this site to see others recommendations.

Do others have the tight sock feeling in feet? Or the spasms and tingling down leg from butt to foot?
I am waiting for MRI results.
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Hi
You may also want to post on our forum for Peripheral Neuropathy
https://www.neurotalk.org/peripheral-neuropathy/
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Ontario: I'll mention a couple more things I tell others when they join with this issue:

Inosine the supplement really helps my neuropathy issue.

Topicals for the areas like: Topricin homeopathic lotion, aspercream with lidocaine, ultra tiger balm, Arnica with DMSO and others but I buy them online from health suppliers and amazon.

And I take 1 ibuprofen and 1 extra strength tylenol every 6 hours and make sure food in in my stomach....this keeps me in management.

I am mega yrs older than you and also deal with advanced arthritis....so a lot but I work hard to keep moving and relatively low burn/tingle issues and all t his came from damaged hip replacement.

Go to the PN group., there is so much info there. Many also use ALA as I recall. Also otc supplement.
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If it's sciatica, I've found that what helps is good physical therapy and just time and more time. You might have to wait it out but eventually it will probably get better.

In the meantime you can go easy on the bad leg whenever possible. If you're standing at the kitchen sink, for instance, put that foot up on the shelf ledge if you have one under the sink--to relieve the pressure on the leg. It's more comfortable that way.

If you've been doing something--like standing or walking--for too long and the leg is acting up with pain, it's time to stop and rest. Maybe you'll need to rest for hours, maybe for the rest of the day, or maybe just for a short time. If you keep on doing your activities with rest breaks in mind, you may find that the pain will get better even if it's only a gradual improvement.

Some physical therapists use ultrasound and electrostim to improve the situation, and I've found that those help too.
*** Thank you for this info. I am currently having spasms into my girl parts. It is horrible. And then then spasms go down my leg to my foot. Is this normal for sciatic issues?
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I have sciatic issues from hysterectomy about 40 yrs ago and no spasms here...I go thru periods when the sciatic nerve quiets down and then it acts up again when I go thru something like a horrible knee infection I had in 2016, long saga there and in hosptial and rehabs for 4.5 months, lying around and not walking caused more sciatic mess.

Learn some sciatic nerve stretches....they are out there to find.

Also, do you take magnesium which many in the world are deficient....lack of mag can cause spasms....you can find mega info on this support group on magnesium deficiency.

It's not even clear sciatic is your issue, is it Ontario.
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Hi Ontario

I have experienced both a trapped sciatic nerve at 28 and Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) in my 50s so have experienced both sets of symptoms.

The sharp shooting pains in the groin are not sciatica. I experienced those symptoms in the gentleman area at the height of my PN. The pain was intense and pulsating. But worse was the mental anguish. What if things just continue to get worse, what terrors lay ahead? But things did not get worse. They got better. After two weeks or so those symptoms disappeared.

I have nothing more than a theory but I believe that PN makes all other pain worse. So that if you are vulnerable to sciatica, PN will exacerbate those symptoms.

My approach to dealing with PN is to create the optimum conditions that allow the body to heal itself. Optimum diet and nutrition, supplements, exercise, stretching, massage and rest have all helped me.
You can find a variety of different resources on this site. I wish you well🙂
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*** Thank you for this info. I am currently having spasms into my girl parts. It is horrible. And then then spasms go down my leg to my foot. Is this normal for sciatic issues?
Spasms in the "girl parts" wouldn't usually be due to sciatica, at least not in my experience.

I was having groin pain episodes on the left for a while, and they were an "adverse event" of the MS drug I was taking (Copaxone). When I stopped the drug, the pain stopped. So sometimes groin pain can be related to a medicine you're taking.

But spasms going down your leg to your foot are fairly typical of sciatica.
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