Different nerve entrapments of the lower limb exist: sciatic, pudendal, superior and inferior gluteal, obturator, femoral, lateral femoral cutaneous, ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric and genitofemoral nerves. 

A comprehensive history, clinical examination and special investigations are necessary to make the correct diagnosis.

 

Conservative treatment

  • Rest
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Neuroleptics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Guided nerve blocks or steroid injections.

Conservative treatment usually improves symptoms.  If the symptoms are disabling or not responding to conservative treatment surgery may be considered.