Causes Of Sciatica In The Thigh?

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Afternoon, I am a 24 year old female. It’s been a week since my left thigh above the knee, to be precise, often has aches u0026amp; sore, sometimes the next day there are bruises on the lower knee but when pressed it doesn’t hurt. For almost 6 years I worked wearing shoes with 3cm heels, when I worked only the heel hurt. Is the sciatica in my thigh a result of wearing these shoes?

1 Answer:

Hi Arief,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

When you use high heels, not only your heels that receive excessive weight, but the muscles throughout your lower legs, from the groin, thighs, knees, to the calves will experience a pretty intense contraction. As a result, pain can be felt up to the thighs and knees. Complaints can be felt more intense if you have a fat posture, because it is on your knees that most of your body weight rests.


In addition to the effects of using high heels, aches and pains in your thighs and knees can also be exacerbated by the following reasons:


Knee injuries, for example those that cause damage to bones, tendons, or ligaments
Bleeding in joints

Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of the joints due to rheumatism)

Osteoarthritis (arthritis due to calcification)

Gout arthritis (arthritis caused by uric acid)
Pinched nerves
Viral or bacterial infections, and so on

Bruises that appear on your legs may indicate bleeding in the knee joint. It could also be, this condition occurs due to excessive stretching that causes rupture of blood vessels in the knee.


A thorough physical examination, examination of knee joint fluid, as well as radiological examinations, such as x-rays, ultrasound, or CT scans are needed to determine the best treatment for your condition. Therefore, check with your doctor directly.. Further treatment may be done by administering drugs, physiotherapy, to surgery.


In the meantime, you should minimize the use of high heels first, replace them with flat-bottomed shoes. Rest your legs more, how to lie on a comfortable mat, while straightening the legs, and elevate the legs, such as propped up with pillows or hanging. Compress the painful and bruised knee using ice cubes. After the bruising is reduced, compress using warm water. If the aches and pains feel very great, you can take pain relievers, such as paracetamol. Finally, do exercise regularly and keep your weight to always be ideal.


Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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