Sciatica healing but still cramps / spasms in my leg and foot

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I had Sciatica for the last 6 weeks and now it's getting better. However I still have spasms and cramps in my leg which are there.

I am standing for many hours as I have a standing area for Work but still get the cramps and spasms despite taking painkillers every 4 hours prescribed by my GP.

Would i need to go back to my GP or should I find another solution?

I've been discharged from Physiotherapy after having a few sessions which included Acupuncture which helped and the numbness is healing still.
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Call your GP and ask for advice - if they think it’s something concerning they’ll look at you again.
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(Original post by JVM2020)
I had Sciatica for the last 6 weeks and now it's getting better. However I still have spasms and cramps in my leg which are there.

I am standing for many hours as I have a standing area for Work but still get the cramps and spasms despite taking painkillers every 4 hours prescribed by my GP.

Would i need to go back to my GP or should I find another solution?

I've been discharged from Physiotherapy after having a few sessions which included Acupuncture which helped and the numbness is healing still.
Were you ever told what caused the sciatica ? Ie biomechanics or structural
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I was told sitting too long was the cause
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I was told sitting too long was the cause
Biomechanical then. A doctor will have no idea what to do, they will just refer and prescribe medication. There isn't a quick fix, plenty full movement (don't protect movements due to fear of pain) and don't 'do nothing, because it hurts' because its only get worse. You can spend weeks looking for long medical reasons, and people often do, because it gives 'a proper reason' that won't be correct. Functional hip / Low back strengthening, stabilising and flexibility. Just change your daily habits abit, to move more, through full joint movements. Honestly don't look for someone else to fix you like medication, a good physio will educate well, and guide you to where you need to be.
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