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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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Is severe nerve root with paralysis of the inner left leg, and big toe paraylis surgicaly repairable. L4 L5 lumbar spine?

Is severe nerve root with paralysis of the inner left leg, and big toe paraylis surgicaly repairable. L4 L5 lumbar spine?

Radiculopathy: You don't mention what surgical procedure you've had previously, but an l4-5 entrapment would effect the lower extremity and not the thigh. That level would be l2-3. Assuming you've had the MRI you need of the lumbar spine, I'm surprised you haven't had an implanted stimulator to address the pain. Paralysis of muscle groups can become permanent if the entrapment persists long enough. ...Read more

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Power w/c ran over foot. Severe pain in medial foot (increases with weight bearing), tender to touch, x-ray showed no breaks. What should I do now?

Power w/c ran over foot. Severe pain in medial foot (increases with weight bearing), tender to touch, x-ray showed no breaks. What should I do now?

GetBackOnYourChair..: Break or no break, keep off it for a few days (rent some crutches) 'till you can start to walk and if you can't after, say, a week or ten days, get a re-check and they may repeat the x-ray to see if something shows up that didn't on the first one. Elevate it as much as possible to keep the swelling down (swelling slows healing) and if it helps, apply ice to it, even a few days later it may help. ...Read more

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I severely broke my talus bone, tore all the legimates in my foot, and suffer from nerve damage from an accident 5 months ago. Shoe recommendations??

I severely broke my talus bone, tore all the legimates in my foot, and suffer from nerve damage from an accident 5 months ago. Shoe recommendations??

A shoe by any name..: It really depends on what your basic needs are. Style, comfort and function are all options. Perhaps you can find a crossover shoe to meet two needs. At any rate, once you decide on which route you want to follow, the choice of shoe will be easier, albeit not easy. ...Read more

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I have severe numbness on top of my left foot and numbness on the side of my left leg. My MRI says disc bulge abuts the defending nerve roots.

I have severe numbness on top of my left foot and numbness on the side of my left leg. My MRI says disc bulge abuts the defending nerve roots.

Response: Not sure of your question, but you describe numbness anatomically in a left L-5 distribution, and might expect your MRI to demonstrate compression of left L-5 nerve root. Alternative anatomy might be c/w peroneal compression at lateral knee. An EMG can sort out these questions, and assess severity of nerve compression to guide treatment decisions. ...Read more

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Broken fibula, plate and screws - 6 weeks out. Last 2 weeks severe nerve irritation/sensitivity in foot 2-3 hrs after eating, then subsides, ideas?

Complex question: Swelling on the nerve causes irritation. Its normal for post operative swelling to last around 3 months as the bone is healing. Keep your foot elevated as much as you can. Decrease salt, sugar and spicy foods to reduce inflammation on the nerves as well. ...Read more

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Esr st 50. Severe peripheral neuropathy. Severe nerve pain. Nerve biopsy on my foot next wk.

Esr st 50. Severe peripheral neuropathy. Severe nerve pain. Nerve biopsy on my foot next wk.

SOME THOTS: Not uncommon to develop a painful peripheral neuropathy with type 2 diabetes, and this symptomatology is caused by small fibre involvement. The elevated sed rate is likely due to the diabetes. Your metformin could interfere with b-12 absorption, and this needs checking. Why sural nerve biopsy, as more info available from skin punch biopsy? Maybe medical food metanx can benefit. ...Read more

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My sciatic nerve is causing severe pain down my right thigh and behind my knee, today I've noticed tingling in my right foot. No known injury.?

My sciatic nerve is causing severe pain down my right thigh and behind my knee, today I've noticed tingling in my right foot. No known injury.?

Get treatment: If it has not resolved within a few days, go see your primary care physician. Most likely pain meds, activity modification and some therapy will get rid of this. If not, you should get an MRI and see a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Fibula break with ligament tear. Pain with severe swelling and bruising. Now ankle and top off foot numb. Is this from swelling?

Fibula break with ligament tear. Pain with severe swelling and bruising. Now ankle and top off foot numb. Is this from swelling?

Fibula break with li: Yes, the nerves are compressed because of the swelling and the foot can become numb. Get off your foot, elevate it, use crutches so that there is no weight on this foot asap and get treated either with a soft cast for a few days than a hard cast or surgery, let your orthopedist decide depending on the x-rays either way you should not put any weight on this limb or you can dislocate the fracture. ...Read more

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How do you break your toe?

How do you break your toe?

Simple, just stress-: -it beyond its limits. Can be compressive as crushed or stepped on, bent beyond it's tensile strength or torqued beyond its ability to handle it. ...Read more

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What would cause severe toe pain?

Pain: Unlike the other answer, there are many things to cause toe pain such as infection, dislocation, fracture to name a few. Apparently some docs think only one toe is important. Please do see your podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of turf toe severe?

Depends: On degree of turf toe. It can be extremely painful depending how much damage was done and worst cases need surgery but most need immobilization and need to be in walking boot. Need MRI to tell what degree it is so see your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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Do toes tingle from pincher cervical nerve?

Do toes tingle from pincher cervical nerve?

No: No, but they may tingle if you have a pinched lumbar or sacral nerve in your lower back. There are other reasons for tingling in the toes as well.... Such as diabetes. ...Read more

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What would cause severe itching on big toes?

What would cause severe itching on big toes?

Fungus or allergy: Common causes for itchiness in the toe could be from fungus or an allergic reaction (from a bite or from material). Have it checked to be certain and get correct treatment. ...Read more

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I feel a severe pain in the jiont of my toe?

I feel a severe pain in the jiont of my toe?

Seek an inperson: Evaluation. This pain could be related to many different problems from degenerative arthritis like issues to something like gout. If it's severe pain, it necessitates an normal evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes shooting nerve pain in my big toes?

What causes shooting nerve pain in my big toes?

May be not nerve: Often, this could be perceived as nerve pain but is due to the arthritis of the small joints of the great toes. ...Read more

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Injured my toe, not sure how severely. What should I do?

Injured my toe, not sure how severely. What should I do?

Toe injury: See a doctor if the pain does not subside. Although you can splint it yourself, there's no telling of the long-term consequences. ...Read more

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Can you severely hurt your toes walking in high heels a lot?

Yes: High heels require your feet to work harder to keep balance. As a result you can cause hammer toes, bunions, neuromas, and capsulitis to the ball of the foot. In addition you can cause tightness of the achilles tendon which in turn causes increase pressure on the ball of the foot. It is important to stretch your toes and achilles tendon if you wear heels. ...Read more

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What should you do if you break all your toes except your big toe?

What should you do if you break all your toes except your big toe?

Have them fixed.: With that many broken toes, there is a larger than normal possibility of inproper healing. Have an x-rax taken and be evaluated by a podiatrist. This may save you a lot of problems in the future. ...Read more

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What should you do if you break all your toes except for your big toe?

See Podiatrist: Several factors will determine proper treatment including type of fracture and whether they are displaced or in alignment. ...Read more

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I always have a severe itch on the tips of my big toes and thumbs. What can I do?

I always have a severe itch on the tips of my big toes and thumbs. What can I do?

See your doctor: There are many reasons that this can happen, one is if you are a diabetic, another is if you have a fungus infection, or even possibly even a lower back problem -- this must be evaluated by your podiatrist or physician. ...Read more

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A pinched nerve at which disc level would cause numbness/loss of sensation over the top of the toes?

A pinched nerve at which disc level would cause numbness/loss of sensation over the top of the toes?

Numbness: The numbness you are talking about is caused by compression to the disc at level l4, l5, s1. I would recommend you see a physician for a work up and MRI to confirm your diagnosis. There are other diseases that can mimic degenerative disc disease. ...Read more

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Can nerve regrowth cause pain in the toe? And what can u do about the pain how long does it last for?

Yes: Nerve regrowth can cause a burning type pain. Treatment for this includes maximizing your nutrition, and sometimes the use of nerve pain medications. These are Gabapentin and lyrica, (pregabalin) which can have side effects and are not appropriate for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more