I have been having a serious of symptoms for the last few years, which I now believe is due to a compressed sciatic nerve, and am looking to hear the experiences of those with similar pain.
I experience: burning pains that radiate down from the crease where my hamstrings and buttocks meet, muscle spasms and twinges in my feet and sometimes in the calves and quads, sharp pains in my hamstrings, hips, and calves, and a buzzing sensation in my feet.
I also experience extreme muscle tightness, where my leg muscles feel so tight they ache and feel like they are going to burst. The tightness comes and goes as I experience flare ups and makes it very difficult to walk. My feet also sometimes turn blue and or bright red, though I am not sure how this relates.
Right now, I am working with two sports medicine doctors, who believe that I have somehow compressed my sciatic nerve. I have not found any problems with my back with an MRI, but am getting an MRI on my pelvis/ hamstrings as my doctors think scar tissue build up may be compressing the nerve. I have tried myofascial release, active release therapy (ART), and intramuscular stimulation (IMS) and have found a little relief, but nothing permanent.
Any advise is welcome!