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15
Oct 2019

SCIATICA

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  The sciatic nerve is the strongest and longest of the peripheral nerves of the body. It primarily provides motor supply (signal) to the hamstrings, lower leg and foot muscles and sensory supply to the posterior (back of the leg), most of the front of the leg and lower legs and foot. The sciatic nerve branches into two independent nerves just above the knee called the tibial and peroneal nerves. Sciatica tends to affect only one side of the body and due to its location, can often be misdiagnosed as Piriformis Syndrome which is similar in pain involvement. However, there are orthopedic tests that can differentiate the two conditions. Signs & Symptoms of Sciatica Pain in the rear of the leg especially when sitting Burning or tingling sensation running down the leg. Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot Constant pain on the side especially near buttocks side…

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