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During the night my large toe has pain and so does the back

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During the night my large toe has pain and so does the back of my knee I sleep with a pillow between my legs. I also have sciatica pain in the morning which goes away after I am up and walking around. However the pain returns behind my knee if I sit too long with out stretching.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing medical doctor with over 10 years experience

I would recommend that this is likely related to a pinched nerve in your back

Probably the L5 disc is pressing on a nerve root and causing this

This is quite common

I recommend xrays of the back and physical therapy or chiropractic therapy.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for this questionPlease don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it :)if you have more questions, just reply