In a summary, all the way back in October, I had experienced a severe injury in my thigh from my sport, high school soccer. I had gone to the doctor and he simple said 2weeks off for a hamstring strain. After the 2weeks I returned to practice and had to do hard core conditioning for tryouts, and ended up having excruciating pain after. I went back to my doctor and got referred to an orthopedic who then diagnosed me with a torn hamstring. I've been on crutches for 5months and the pain is still there but getting worse. I've taken X-rays and gotten an MRI and nothing showed, so now I'm being referred to a physical med doctor for possible severe sciatica. The second orthopedic did some physical tests and said he felt confident that it is nerve damage with my symptoms. I have very hard trouble walking, a SEVERE pain in my lower buttox region near my hamstring, behind my knee, and my toes and foot get swollen and super cold. I occasionally feel tingling, numbness, and burning when it's at it's worse. I'm still waiting for that appointment, so for now this doctor prescribed me Oral Steroids for the pain, he explained the use and side effects. I'm somewhat hesitant about it because I am still young (mid teens). Anybody experience somethig similar? What were your treatments? What could have possible causes this? Surely it can't be a herniated disk, but I know there are other causes, could it have been from the torn/strained hamstring & the swelling?