If your leg hurts, you might logically assume there’s something wrong with your leg. But you might be wrong. Sometimes pain, tingling, numbness, or other symptoms in one part of your body can actually be caused by problems in another part of your body.
For instance, radiculopathy—a condition in which nerves in the spinal column become compressed or irritated—can show up as symptoms in the arms, shoulders, back, hips, or legs.
Different types of radiculopathy
Where your symptoms show up will depend on what part of the spine is irritated.