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Sciatica or sciatic pain is something many people experience. Sciatic pain presents as sharp shooting pain traveling down the back of the leg from the hip potentially all the way to your heel. It can be a very debilitating symptom for people, limiting how long they can sit, stand or walk comfortably without pain.
PFPS is an irritation on the undersurface of the knee cap. Most people with this condition will complain of pain along the inside or outside of the kneecap or directly below the kneecap. These symptoms are more commonly brought on with running and jumping (sports) or squatting, walking down stairs and prolonged sitting.