OK, so based on other recent posts there’s multiple types, so I’ll try to be specific here:
At least I think it’s sciatica. Hurt my lower back on the left side about 6 weeks ago while warming up for deadlifting. The back felt better rapidly. The problem is now when I sit down and extend my left leg out in front of me straight I get a weird shooting/tingling pain down my left leg, starting in my lower left back.
My left foot tingles, and I get a stabbing pain in my left calf, oddly as time has gone by the stabbing pain keeps going lower and lower on my calf; started out just below the knee, now it’s almost at the bottom of it. . I get this same sensation if I stand up for a while or walk around for a while. I also notice that it happens more frequently in the morning when I first get out of bed and everything is stiff (my muscles, not my dick). I also get the pain in my left leg/tingling in foot if I sit down with my legs straight in front of me and attempt to slouch over forward.
Exercising does not exasperate it, I’m back to deadlifting again with no pain. I don’t THINK it’s piriformis syndrome, since doing things like bringing my left knee up to my chest doesn’t seem to cause any pain. Also attempt to stretch my piriformis or doing any activities that stretches it do not cause the pain. Oddly enough though, if the pain in my calf is bad enough, and I use my lacrosse ball to hit my piriformis the pain rapidly dissipates…