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Back of left leg to knee and hurt when getting out of chair

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Back of left leg to knee and butt hurt when getting out of chair or bed. Feels like someone is pulling my muscle off my leg. Walking just fine. If I have to lift leg to put on socks or pants I get shooting pain again
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  KarayanMD replied 2 years ago.

Hi. Thank you for coming to JustAnswer. Do you have a specific question I can help with? I am a board certified neurologist.

Expert:  KarayanMD replied 2 years ago.

From your description, with the shooting type of pain, it is most likely you are suffering from sciatica, which is the term often used for a pinched nerve in the low back that can cause pain radiating down the back of the leg. It would be LESS likely that the pain is a muscle strain in the hamstring or buttocks muscle.