When it comes to athletics, men and women are equal on many levels. But there’s one area where women take the clear lead: injuries. Female athletes are two to six times more likely to suffer an injury than men, depending on the sport.
Sciatica is pain that originates in the lower back or buttocks and radiates down one thigh to below the knee, usually into the foot. The pain is often persistent and more severe than a run-of-the-mill backache.