• Nita Nita
    June 20, 2011
    Does sciatica cause nerve pain in the leg?
    Nita Nita
    June 20, 2011

    I have pain at the back of my leg above my knee. My ankle swells also. My doctor said it is sciatica, or an irritated nerve, but I'm worried about the swelling. He prescribed Amitriptyline, which helps me sleep at night, but it doesn't completely get rid of the pain. Is it just permanent now?

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  • Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    July 10, 2011
    Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    July 10, 2011

    Hi Nita,

     

    You don't mention it, but do you have MS?  There are so many possible causes of pain.  Sometimes it takes a while to find root causes.  Has it gotten any better in the past couple of weeks?


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