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What are the causes of sciatica of the ankle?

Where does the sciatic nerve start and end?

  • The sciatic nerve originates in the back of the pelvis and runs to the feet. Chronic sciatica is pain lasting more than six weeks whereas symptoms that have been present for less than six weeks is known as acute sciatica. How does sciatica of the ankle happen?

What nerve roots are involved in ankle pain?

  • The ankles are generally served by the L4 and L5 nerve roots in front and the S1 and sometimes S2 nerve roots in the rear. Pain which occurs only in the ankle is not likely to be from a spinal source, but radiating pain which shoots into the ankle may.

What causes pain in the sciatic nerve in the lower leg?

  • Any problem in the lower spine can affect one of the nerves that feeds into the sciatic nerve, causing pain to radiate along that part of the nerve. The sciatic nerve supplies sensation and strength to the leg as well as the reflexes of the leg.

image-What are the causes of sciatica of the ankle?
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