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Shooting Leg pain


#1

Did ass to grass Squats,GM's and GHR on Thurs and then did single leg curls. While doing the curls with my right leg I would get a shooting pain down the outside of left hip and all the way down my leg, no pain when doing the curls with the left leg. I had previously noticed this type of shooting pain/tightness when crossing my left leg in front of the right but never when doing single leg curls.

Any ideas on the cause? I am going to see my ART Doctor in two weeks for recurring treatment on my right shoulder.


#2

Satic nerve damage, most likely but go see a doc (someone that specialize in low back issues) not a chiropractor first. And not the ART doc either.


#3

I agree it is the sciatic nerve. I bet it is caused by a bulge in a disk in your lower back. You need to go to a doctor about this. Just don't let anybody operate on you. You may have to change the way you lift.


#4

If you are indeed suffering from sciatica Sully, welcome to the club.

While you still have mild pain, I strongly recommend you lay off anything that significantly stresses your lower back. I made the mistake of doing power cleans on the assumption the pain would dissipate in the morning. How wrong I was.

Of course, sciatica isn't the only cause of that kind of pain. A slightly pulled muscle would have a similar effect.

DI


#5

There are app. 20 spots that can cause sciatica, with one being the disc. I have sciatica and it is related to the pririformis. There are app. 15 or so ART protocols that deal with sciatica.

ART is a good option at first. Very few of these cases are total disc involement that require surgery. Go conservative first, and see if that works.