Sciatic nerve compression in the hip can cause referral pain down the leg to the knee

The main causes of sciatica is often thought to be from the compression/irritation of the sciatic nerve from the back and hip muscles which can cause referral pain down the leg to the knee.

Symptoms people often describe can range from pain down the leg when sitting, feeling of tightness in the hip, and sometimes even numbness and tingling down the legs.

It is reported that 21% of sciatica sufferers also additionally experience significant pain in their lower back and hip muscles.

How can Functional Physio SA help?

Physios are experts with pain and function, so whether it’s a major injury, or assistance to improve performance there is always a reason to see a physio.

Our highly experienced physios use a wide range of treatment approaches based on extensive qualifications and further training.

After visiting Functional Physio SA you should have a clear diagnosis and understanding of what is going, and a treatment plan detailing how you will get better including how long it will take to heal, how often you will need to see the physio, what treatments we will provide in your program, and what exercises you need to do to get back to doing the things you love.

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