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Q: Which nerve serves the leg and foot?
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The posterior side of the thigh leg and foot is served by what nerve?

The posterior side of the thigh, leg, and foot are served by the tibial nerve. The tibial nerve is a branch of the sciatic nerve.

What is largest nerve in the body?

The Sciatic Nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It goes from your lower leg up to your lower back.

Can you have sciatica pain in the front of your leg?

The short answer is No (although you may have pain on the front side of your thigh from the "femoral or subcutaneous femoral nerve" (or othter spinal nerves). You may also feel "referred" pain, in the lower front portion of your leg from another spinal nerve (such as L3-4). The longer answer simply involves knowing where the sciatic nerve runs. Taken from another answer : The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body. About the thickness of a person's thumb, it spans from the lower back to the foot. The nerve originates in the lower part of the spinal cord, the so-called lumbar region. As it branches off from the spinal cord, it passes between the bony vertebrae (the component bones of the spine) and runs through the pelvic girdle, or hip bones. The nerve passes through the hip joint and continues down the B A C K of the leg to the foot.

What are the large nerves that run down the leg?

sciatic nerve

Can foot drop be temporary?

Foot drop is caused because there is disruption in signalling of the nerve to the muscle. The muscle that brings the foot up fails and so the foot drops The nerve can be temporarily injured = neuropraxia and therefore will recover. More extensive injuries to the nerve may or may not recover. A complete transection of the nerve is unlikely to recover without surgery So it depends on the cause and how extensive the injury to the nerve is

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