Hi I want to thank you for taking the time to read about my sciatic condition. I have dend lots and lots of research and now am going to ask for your help and hopefully help you a little. Sorry for the miss spelling for I wrote this on an iPhone.
I suffered with sciatic pain for about 4 years now, pulled it out on the dance floor. The very next day I woke up with burning throbing pain in my lower back and all in left butt cheak. Later that night I began to walk and after about 10minites of walking I knew something was really wrong. Not only did I have pain comming from my lower back shooting down into my hip but I also had a foot that felt like it was on fire and it hurt to walk. After going to several doctors, they gave me traction and physical therapy. Wich did nothing for me, I layed in bed for several weeks reading that this would disapesr with time and it's just a short time thing. Worst of all I was living in a third world country at the time and it was hard to cope with the pain. I saw few quack chiropractors out there as well, witch didn't seem to do any either except to empty my wallet. For my foot pain I was able find a guy that made a special cushioned orthtic with seemed to help with the heel pain. I also when to a accpunturist that seemed to help with the pain also.
It got so bad to a point that dreaded to walk long then half a mile, do to
the emence pain I was have in the bottom of my foot. Drinking alchol
when going out was really the only thing that numbed the pain and allowed me to be able to stay out and have a goodtime. I found value was the only thing that would help me to relax and be able to get some sleep.
About 2 years later I have made it back to the states. The sciatic pain is still there and also the foot pain I would say I have learn manage the back pain and the foot pain is what gets me really depressed.
I lost my originally orthotics that was great out in Thailand.
So I was on the hunt again to find a goodinsert. Dreading walking with pain my heel I researched again and found out, the walking store held a really good shoe insert that had memory foam to it.
Still looking though for something that would work I searched again find insert that worked best for me that my cosujn talked about. Was called a good feet insert and they were expiate over 200bucks. I was able to fund this hard platic high arched pretty much indistrctsble insert at footsolutikns store.I have to say the insert has worked wonders for me and it can work wonders for you for actually helped my back and footpain by shifting the load of the weight my body on the arch.
I have tried almost everything that is within a reasonable price range for the average 25 yr old.
I've tried alot of different foot orthotics as far as doctors foot labs on the inter net wich was a rip off and didnt do any but cause more pain.
I even order a pair of htp heel seat off of the Internet also which were not a good product either. The only product thy had worked for me has been the goodfeet insert, wich there is many generic ones that you can buy, but make sure you get fitted.
My foot pain starts like this the more I stand in one place the stronger it starts to hurt. If I do not wear the arch support I find that the pain is debilitating and ruins my day.
After seeing a pain management specialist, I was ordered to have an MRI.
The specialist told me "there was a slight" buldge but tnothjng serious. Soon enough he told me I had fibromyalgia. Wich is complete bullshit if you ask me. I took the MRI to my orthopedic doctor that did an cal for me and he said the MRI looked fine. He then took some x rays. He then told me he wanted me to have another type of bone scan to see if I had a cracked bone. Even if he did did a crack bone what would do? There is nothing that a doctor can do with a crack or fractured verbrea.
I started using an able roller rich at frat made my back sore but after using over and religiously I found that alot of my lower back pain dissipated. Probably and most likey because of the Strengthening of the lower back and abdominal muscles.
Recently I have had meniscus surgery witch has left me pretty sedentary for awhile so the back pain had now returned.
My big question is, how do I differentiate the pain my back from the pain in my foot. There is si many what if's and that could be it or this could be it's.
I know the back pain that I have is causing the burning heel pain that I am having in te same leg. Now I'm sitting here thinking I have had MRI and it came up "okay / fine " and have extreme foot pain that really only wil go away with an arach support, that doesn't always help with the pain only when walking really.
I feel like I'm stuck in ketch 22. I have back pain "sciatica" but my MRI says it's okay. I also have pain in my foot wich a podiatrist will probably miss diagnosis this as plantar fashitis. I have also looked into tarsal tunnel sydrom swell but that would only be a good diagnosis if I didn't had back pain at all.
I am pushing to have another MRI done and also would like to have an emg done aswell to show the doctor/ surgeon that I do have a pinched nerve of some type.
If tour reading this the most likely you are another person that is suffering similar pains like my self.
My next question is. Is there anyone out there that has had lower back pain with sciatic and had pain that also goes down into the bottom if the foot and spreads like fire?
Was your surgery a success?
Did the doctor tell you that nothing was wrong at first?
Did you have standing heel and foot pain with the sciatica?
For myself I had had to simply live with this problem, and if I can give you any advice it would be to get the hard arch orthotics "alhziner"and a ab roller to strengthen tr core if your body. I also notice the heel pain when stand the in shower in the morning after about 5minutes.
Well I will keep at it everyday fighting to find a cure for my pain. I have ears if this treatment called anti - Tnf, where a doctor administers a medicine into you back wich it seems to be a miracle if some type but they want over 3k for it.
It's hard to get your back into shape when it hurts to walk but you keep a positive out look find the right orthotics and keep up with your back. That's the beat advice I can give to someone that us suffering fro
Back sciatic back pain.
Muscle relaxers can help some like Some or flexeral. I don't recommend taking pain pills for opiates are a bad drug and wil leave you in a worse place wanting more and more pills.
So for now I will live on with this sciatica pain and heel pain.
I would like to discuss this further with some that has had either both or one f these symptoms and what strategies they used. Were you able to differentiate the lower back pain and heel pain or did the two link up?
As soon as my right knee heals better I will discovering new ways to deal with this problem and would like to share with other suffers to help them that are in pain.