Burning pain

About two months ago, I pinched my sciatic nerve. I was on bed rest for five weeks. I was finally able to move without pain about a week ago. However, all of a sudden, I have a constant shooting burning pain in my right foot. I had realized I felt some numbness in that foot a few days before the pain began. The pain will shoot from below my toes through my arch. The top of my foot and my toes will also burn. I am having a very hard time sleeping due to the pain. Is this something I should go to the doctor about?

3 Responses

  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for your question. With a history of sciatic injury I would recommend seeing a Doctor. The symptoms you are now experiencing are most likely related to the sciatic nerve injury. Once thought that nerves do not regenerate, there are now medications you can take to increase nerve growth factor and nerve health.

    Depending on the severity of your symptoms, a Doctor can order a special test to assess nerve conduction and small nerve health. Either a Neurologist or a Podiatrist would be able to treat you for the symptoms you are experiencing.

    Good luck!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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  2. Foot-com

    does it happen to both feet at the same time…..i too had an injury involving pressure on the sciatic nerve 20 years ago and just recently have been having problems with my feet.

  3. Foot-com

    Thank you for the follow up question. Typically sciatic nerve injury or low back disc herniation will create symptoms on just one side. If you are having nerve-type symptoms on both of your feet then you want to begin considering more systemic causes. I would recommend seeing a Podiatrist if you are experiencing burning, tingling or numbness in your feet – or for any generalized foot pain. Good luck!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
    Please be advised: we do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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