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Sciatica

Sciatica is a common problem that can result in pain, weakness and tingling of the leg. It is usually caused by a problem in the lower back or pelvis and the problem can then spread down the sciatic nerve into the buttocks, thighs, calf muscles and feet.

Causes

  • Slipped Disc
  • Tight Gluteal (buttock Muscles)
  • Repeated Movements
  • Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) problems
  • Repeated Movements
  • Disc Degenerative Disease (DDD)

Symptoms

There are many symptoms of sciatica, although you do not neccessarily have to have back pain to experience sciatica. Many people who have a problem in their back have pain in the legs, without pain in their back.

Others can experience

  • Pain and numbness in the gluteal (buttock) region
  • Pain and numbness in the posterior thigh (hamstring) region
  • Pain and numbness in the Calf area
  • Pain and numbness in the foot

At Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic we will discuss your particular symptoms with you so that you can understand exactly what the symptoms mean

Treatment

At Galway Bay Physio we have a variety of treatment techniques which can help alleviate the symptoms associated with sciatica. We will also attempt to find the cause of the original problem and advise on the steps neccessary to prevent the symptoms reoccurring.

If you are unsure of whether or not your you are suitable to attend a chartered physiotherapist, feel free to contact us for a free telephone consultation, you can be assured that we will inform you if you are not suitable to attend Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.

 

Contact Us On:
091-569706 info@galwaybayphysio.ie
Clinic Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8am to 8pm
Appointment by Request on Saturday

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