I have been suffering from sciatica, for which I am taking medication on advice of my doctor.

Whilst the pain is now minimal, I have an almost uncontrollable urge to walk briskly and keep my left leg moving. It just doesn't feel comfortable when I am sat down, which is not always practical as I have a job that requires me to sit at a desk. Just jiggling my leg around whilst sat down doesn't provide relief.

I'm looking for any suggestions of how to reduce the impact of this problem, whether it's clothing, exercises or whatever as long as they're safe and at worst ineffective.

EDIT: To clarify, I'm not looking for a replacement for professional medical treatment, just tips on how to be more comfortable whilst this condition persists. I will be discussing it with my physician next week.


To feel more comfortable, three things can help you : you can walk (you already know that), you can make a massage to your legs, and you can take a warm bath.


try to learn meditating, it helps us to be calm and harmony, it was hard at first, but if you really make a habit out of it, i think that is the solution that you need

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