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A 39-year-old member asked:

Does sural nerve damage cause numbness?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Massimi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Yes, it can: The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve and damage to it can cause numbness on the outside of your ankle and foot.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Could numbness cause nerve damage?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Hwang
14 years experience
No: Numbness may be a sign of nerve irritation or nerve injury, but numbness itself does not cause nerve damage.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

Why TMJ can cause nerve damage?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not so: TMJ may cause nerve damage but that is not a usual manifestation of this disorder. Surgery for TMJ can result in nerve injury.
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Last updated Nov 9, 2019
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