We are sorry that you have been suffering with Sciatica for some time.
As you will be aware, Sciatica is caused by pressure or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the back of your pelvis, passing through your buttocks and down the back of both legs to your feet. The most common symptoms are pain, numbness, tingling sensations through one leg to your toes and a weaknesses in calf muscles. This is typically felt through the back of the leg and not down the front as you have been experiencing.
It is always advisable to speak with your GP when there are changes in your symptoms and which remain persistent. The location of these new symptoms are also not consistent with sciatica, which is another reason we would encourage you to seek your GP’s advice.
We do hope you have found this useful and that your GP will be able to provide you with further support.
Answered by the Health at Hand nurses
We’re here to help you take care of your health - whenever you need us, wherever you are, whether you're an AXA PPP healthcare member or not.
Our Ask the Expert service allows you to ask our team of friendly and experienced nurses, midwives, counsellors and pharmacists about any health topic.