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Could pinched nerves cause knee problems or swelling in the knees?

Could pinched nerves cause knee problems or swelling in the knees?

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 swelling in the area of the pinched nerve, but it would not be visible. The knee would not swell from a pinched nerve alone.). ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Osteoarthritis in left knee, can it cause numbess and tingling from knee down to foot?

Osteoarthritis in left knee, can it cause numbess and tingling from knee down to foot?

Numb leg: This would be unusual. Get xrays of your back to make sure you do not have arthritis in your back with a pinched nerve causing the symptoms in your leg. ...Read more

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Can a meniscal tear cause achy pain in your entire leg including ankle?

Can a meniscal tear cause achy pain in your entire leg including ankle?

Yes: Due to the tear you are not walking in a normal fashion and the compensation may be putting stress on the leg and ankle. ...Read more

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Can a tendon or pinched nerve in neck cause throat pain on same side of injury?

Can a tendon or pinched nerve in neck cause throat pain on same side of injury?

Yes it can: Either could cause throat pain depending on the extent of the injury and what else is involved in the injury. These alone may or may not but collateral damage from the injury could. ...Read more

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Will a pinched nerve in the back cause pain and swelling in the knee?

Will a pinched nerve in the back cause pain and swelling in the knee?

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, and sometimes is a fundamental aggravating, causative factor. ...Read more

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Can a problem with L4-L-5 disk cause pain at medial knee? Can it cause weakness in thighs? Thanks

Can a problem with L4-L-5 disk cause pain at medial knee?  Can it cause weakness in thighs?  Thanks

Sometimes: L4/5 disc usually affects either the L4 and/or L5 nerves. If the L4 nerve is affected (in the foramen) then the thigh can be mildly weaker. If the L5 is affected, then the foot strength will be affected. Please see a doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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Can arthritis in the hip cause sciatica and weakness in legs.

Can arthritis in the hip cause sciatica and weakness in legs.

Hip arthritis : True sciatica is a pinch of the sciatic nerve usually in the spine. Hip arthritis does not commonly pinch sciatic nerve but can cause pain in groin and radiate down to knee via obturator nerve. Muscle weakness can occur due to difficulty exercising. However, you may have separate back issues going on. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

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 undergo electrical as well as imaging diagnostics. Feel free to follow my webpage at www.healthtap.com/Drsaghafi choosing key code: PDXFNR in order to make a calendar appointment. ...Read more

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Can a torn paraspinal or muscles in lower back around waist cause for discs to bulge? Can torn muscles around the spine cause other problems like dege

Can a torn paraspinal or muscles in lower back around waist cause for discs to bulge? Can torn muscles around the spine cause other problems like dege

Torn back muscle: Torn muscles are rare, and usually require a significant trauma. Beyond that, torn muscle cannot cause discs to bulge by themselves. If there was a severe trauma, and the spine became unstable, discs could possibly bulge, but the torn muscle itself cannot be the cause alone... Although it certainly can hurt! good luck! ...Read more

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Can lower back issues like compressed ,bulging disks, or Spondylosis of the lumbar spine cause numbness in the soles of your feet?

Yes, but: Stop guessing and see your doctor, as you could be correct if you are compressing bilateral S-1 roots, but instead, you could have peripheral neuropathy or even tarsal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve somewhere in the lumbar spine cause localized swelling in the leg?

Can a pinched nerve somewhere in the lumbar spine cause localized swelling in the leg?

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 cause pain, numbness, and tingling. Some people describe a feeling as if they were swollen but swelling does not actually occur in a localized area as you are describing. ...Read more

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Can sciatica cause localized pain? Example: more in the calf or back of thigh..also can it cause muscle spasms in leg?

Can sciatica cause localized pain? Example:  more in the calf or back of thigh..also can it cause muscle spasms in leg?

It can present : In all the ways you describe. Sometimes it is best to have it checked out to make sure there are not two different independent problems occuring simultaneously. ...Read more

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Can bursitis in your ankle cause knee and back pain ?

Can bursitis in your ankle cause knee and back pain ?

Yes.: Ankle pain can alter your gait leading to pain in other areas due to the compensation. If your ankle hurts, you may walk differently stressing your feet, knees or back. ...Read more

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Would a pinched sciatic nerve cause pain in wrists and numbness/tingling in hands or feet?

Feet maybe, hands no: The sciatic nerve runs from the gluteal region (your rear end) down the back of your leg, then branches to innervate the back of the thigh and leg as well as the outer part of the lower leg and then parts of the feet. An injury may cause those symptoms there, as well as problems with motion. The major nerves that serve the hands are the radial, ulnar and median. ...Read more

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Would back or neck pain cause other pain in the legs?

Would back or neck pain cause other pain in the legs?

See below: Leg pain can come from poor circulation, a pinched nerve in your back, or other causes. See your physician to get a thorough evaluation ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more