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can pinched nerve in back cause swelling in knee area

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: Is not uncommon for people who have back problems to also have knee and hip problems since arthritis is a systemic disease frequently. Your back pain ... Read More
Dr. Albert Malvehy
21 years experience Phlebology
No.: The two are totally unrelated. Period.
Dr. Robert Masson
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Knee and spine: No but low back related weakness and proprioception problems around the knee joint can exaggerate and accelerate the wear and tear that a knee endures ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Short answer YES: The short answer to your question is yes. The longer answer to your question is you need to be thoroughly examined by a neurologist and possibly under ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Pain, not swelling: A pinched nerve can (and often does) cause pain, along with tingling and numbness. However, pinched nerves should not cause swelling. (there may be s ... Read More
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Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee: Pinched nerves may indirectly create muscle imbalance around the knee, that may cause some swelling there.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Not at all: Localized swelling in a limb implies that there is a local inflammatory reaction going on or possibly a vascular block a pinched nerve, however, will ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Harvey
34 years experience Neurosurgery
They don't: A pinched nerve does not generally cause swelling. But your leg may feel to you like it is swollen even if it is not. If one leg is larger than th ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Swelling in the back: The. Knee often is a sign of. Cartilage Problems in the knee! Suggest you see Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Need an evaluation: You have a knee Ed fusion, and swelling in the back is a Baker cyst, and that is compressing on certain structures. There are other things I can mimic ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Alternative options: Your doctor did offer accepted treatments. Gabapentin needs to start low and build up,to,therapeutic levels over weeks e.g 100-200mg daily to 600mg 3 ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Rest, nsaids: In order to alleviate the symptoms of a lumbar radiculopathy, the use of rest and nsaids is most important. If symptoms persist, the use of physic ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Be systematic: Nerves generally don't get "pinched" in the popliteal fossa. In any case, a "pinched" nerve would likely cause weakness of a muscle, not hardness or s ... Read More

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