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The outside of my calf has been burning especially when I

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The outside of my calf has been burning especially when I lay down on that side also my foot on the same side as been numb when I lay down or sit for too long
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 6 months ago.

Hello,

Associated lower back pain?

Since how long have you been suffering from?

Are you taking any medications?

Thanks.
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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
My lower back hurts sometimes I was taking antibiotics but not anymore and it's been going on for two weeks now
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 6 months ago.

Hello,

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe,it seems that Lumbar radiculopathy can be a possibility.

Nerve root compression of lumbar nerves or sacral nerves can cause such intermittent burning,numbness on affected areas at certain positions.

You need to undergo X-ray/MRI of Lumbosacral spine to rule out the possible cause.

The line of treatment may include

Rest

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen

Physical therapy like deep heat ,traction ,interferential therapy.

Leg stretching can be helpful.

I suggest you to consult your nearby Orthopedist for further evaluation and management.

I hope this helps.

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Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 6 months ago.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 6 months ago.

Hello,
Wish for good health.
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