It didn’t happen at work, school, or exercise, and there haven’t been any trips and/or falls, but you can’t pinpoint what is causing foot and ankle discomfort and sensations. However, the cause could be originating in the lumbar spinal region. Sciatica is a set of symptoms that refer to pain, numbness, and tingling radiating down the leg from the lower back, affecting the legs, hips, buttocks, and feet. Injury Medical Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Clinic can release the compressed nerve, massage circulation back into the nerve, and restore mobility and function.
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Sciatic nerve sensations can run down the back of the leg down into the foot.
One or more of the lower spine’s sciatic nerve roots are being compressed or pinched. The foot symptoms location depends on which nerve root is affected.
A foot massage can be helpful.
Nerve flossing exercises can help stretch and maintain the released nerve.
A cortisone injection where the nerve is affected can help in certain cases.
Part of a treatment plan will include an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutritional plan.
Foods rich in magnesium include:
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