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A few mornings out of the week I wake up with a pain in my one leg that goes from my butt through my thigh through my shin to my heel. Sometimes it's gone in an hour or so and like today it lingered all day.<br><br>
I'm not sure where to look to find out how to alliviate the problem. It's only the one side as well. I had bad PF in this foot this fall but since then it has cleared up.<br><br>
Thanks for any thoughts and input. I'm baffled.
 

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Thats sure what it sounds like.<br><br><br><br><b>What is Sciatica and How Can It Affect Pregnancy?</b><br>
The sciatic nerve is a long nerve that runs from the lower back to the back of the legs and feet. Typically this nerve allows feeling in the muscles of the legs and feet. There are times however when the sciatic nerve can become inflamed, whether from pressure in the back or injury. When this happens people experience sciatic pain. Sometimes persistent or chronic pressure to the sciatic nerve can result in weakness in the leg or surrounding areas, numbness or even tingling. Some women describe the sensation as similar to the feeling of pins and needles you get when your leg falls asleep.<br>
Many women develop sciatica during pregnancy, though sciatica isn't a result necessarily of being pregnant. Pressure on the sciatic nerve during pregnancy can lead to backache or other discomfort. Some women assume that the baby presses on the sciatic nerve resulting in pain or discomfort. This is not necessarily however the case. Many times sciatic pain during pregnancy results from damage to a disc in the spine. This can cause inflammation in the tissues surrounding the never or result in direct pressure to the nerve (if for example, the disc has slipped out of place and is compressing the nerve). Women who are pregnant are more prone to disc injury, hence the relationship.<br>
Many women will have developed sciatica at some point or another whether pregnant or not. It may be coincidence that they experience pain and discomfort during their pregnancy. Some women will feel pain or tingling in their back and leg while others will only notice discomfort in one or the other area. Some women experience pelvic pain during pregnancy which is sometimes mistaken for sciatic pain.<br><br>
Typically the symptoms of sciatica in pregnancy include the following:
<ul><li>Pins and needles in the lower back or leg, possibly the affected foot.</li>
<li>Shooting or burning in the leg, buttock or lower back.</li>
<li>Pain in the lower back or back of the pelvis that may extend into the foot.</li>
<li>Numbness in the leg or feet</li>
</ul>
 

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<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> that sounds like me. Crap o la.
 

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BG-I had this w/ 2 of my pregnancies. It was pretty bad. Fortunately it did go away after I had the babies so I think it's probably temporary. Sometimes if I sleep in a weird position I'll start to feel it a little but it never hurt or stop me from running. Good luck<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Sciatic nerve problems affect both male and female...... I had problems last year.... it started January after a HM .........I continued to train during the spring but the problem kept getting worse. In May it got to a point where I couldn't get comfortable to sleep for periods of more than an hour or two at a time. By June, my foot went numb and I quit running completely for 6 weeks. In mid July, I got the feeling back in my foot and the pain slowly went away. Since then I've slowly built my mileage back up but haven't done much racing or speed work. I have no idea what brought it on or why it went away, but I hope it doesn't ever come back.<br><br>
I did do some stretches that may have helped and there's been some good links recently that I'll try to dig up and post.
 

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Here's a few links for Piriformis Syndrome<br><br><a href="http://www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/piri.html" target="_blank">http://www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/piri.html</a><br><br>
Someone just recently posted this one ..... there's four links on Pirformis Syndrome.... interesting articles on possible causes and things to do to prevent the problem.<br><br><a href="http://www.tpmassageball.com/upperhamstring.php?id=17" target="_blank">http://www.tpmassageball.com/upperhamstring.php?id=17</a>
 
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