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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Inactivity: Having your hips flexed in the seated position for an extended period of time can cause your psoas muscle to spasm. You can reduce that spasm by stret ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It occurs slowly: A pinched nerve causing leg symptoms usually occurs from nerve root irritation as the nerve exits the low back, commonly called "sciatica". This ofte ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Pinched nerve: An accurate diagnosis must be made before treatment options are reviewed. In my opinion a neurologist is best to start the investigation with a thorou ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: He can determine if it is a pinched nerve and discuss with you what would be the best course of action- medication or referral to an orthopedist or pa ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possibly: A compressed sciatic nerve can cause leg weakness. Often pain down the leg is due to a lumbar radiculopathy or irritation to the lumbar nerve roots t ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Classically it causes numbness and shocking pain from elbow to hand bur have heard this described esp with subluxating ulnar nerve.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: A pinched nerve around the elbow will only cause problems from the elbow down to the fingers. However, the same symptoms often represent a pinched ner ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Clinical exam: Would enable a foot doc to determine in a few minutes. Neuritis complaints are generally numbness, burning, tingling, shooting. Pressure on known nerv ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Theoretically: A nerve injury in the neck, of the brachial plexus, or of the pectoral nerves extending from the plexus could cause loss of function or muscle mass, b ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Nerve tree goes down that way
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Acupuncture for pain: Acupuncture is very effective for a variety of painful conditions.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Pain, burning, numbness, tingling, weakness and clumsiness generally.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roh
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sciatic heel pain: Sciatic pain localized to the heel and achilles tendon is most likely related to compression and/or irritation of the s1 nerve root. The dermatomal di ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve: It is certainly possible for a pinched nerve to "heal." in many cases, pinched nerves are caused by herniated discs, and these can heal/resolve with ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Need more info: If your question is whether a pinched nerve in your neck affect breathing, possibly if there is compession of the 4th cervical nerve root that innerva ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Liewald
13 years experience Holistic Medicine
No. : It's highly unlikely.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wilson
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Pinched nerve: The two most common causes of nerve entrapment in the neck are a herniated disc or bony spurs called osteophytes, the last most common occurs later in ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve: Not sure what is being asked here but sitting constantly is not typically a cause of pinched nerves. At your age, a pinched nerve would be more typic ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas A. McNally
25 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Leg pain: Pinched nerves in the lumbar spine (low back) usually present with leg pain, numbness, tingling, decreased ability to walk distances, limited standing ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to he ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Nerve impingement: Unlikely, that the fibular bone moved to pinch a nerve. The peroneal nerve (superficial peroneal nerve) is located in the skin and can be impinged th ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Pain in those areas is much mor likely to be a local issue.

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