What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, the longest and largest of our nerves that extend from the lower back down through the buttocks, down the back of the thigh and into the leg and ends finally in the toes. The pain from Sciatica can be felt on any of these areas but in severe cases it can often be felt along the entire length of the nerve.
What are the symptoms of Sciatica?
- Lower back pain
- Buttock / hip pain
- Pain in various parts of leg/foot
- Numbness / pins and needles sensation down through the leg
(Normally these symptoms are only apparent on one side of the body.)
How can we help?
Some cases of Sciatica are posture related – Piriformis Syndrome occurs when the Sciatic nerve is compressed causing pain, tingling, or numbness in the buttocks and down the leg. Over pronation (the foot rolls inward), is a contributing factor for Piriformis Syndrome.
At Foot Solutions we offer a FREE Foot Assessment where we can advise on the right support and footwear to help with over pronation and give relief from sciatic pain.