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can a pinched nerve cause ankle/shin pain?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Pinched nerve: Yes, although more commonly the pain is in the back of the thigh or calf along the course of the sciatic nerve.
Answered on Sep 7, 2013

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