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I get burning pains in the left thigh. left calf and left heel when sitting.I think it is sciatica or bursitis. Mobility is good but now feel pain when trying to touch my toes. Any advice would be appreciated.

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The Answer

What you are describing very much sounds like sciatica. This is often caused by a disc problem in the lower back, pressing on the nerve that goes down the leg. In most cases it settles on its own within 6 weeks, any longer than this may need some treatment by a specialist. You should be examined by your doctor who will be able to confirm the correct diagnosis and direct you towards the best treatment, which often starts with physiotherapy.

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