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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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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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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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I have pinched nerves in hips could it cause knee pain?

I have pinched nerves in hips could it cause knee pain?

Yes and no: Anatomically there are no nerves in the hips that would cause pain in the knee. Most people will call pain in the buttock area their hip. This pain can be generated from nerve irritation in the lower back. Pain can also travel down the outside of the leg from a condition called ITB syndrome. Trigger points can also refer pain. Discuss with your Doc. ...Read more

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How will i know if the esi as started to take effect on my leg, knee, ankle, thights, due to 2 pinched nerves, herniated disk. Cause I have had pain for

How will i know if the esi as started to take effect on my leg, knee, ankle, thights, due to 2 pinched nerves, herniated disk. 
Cause I have had pain for

Lumbar epidural: Reduction of pain in the back as well as the lower extremities is a good indication that the epidurals have started to do their job. Numbness, tingling sensation, pins and needles and weakness in the extremities may not subside if there is nerve damage. But it is hoped the pain in the back and legs will improve. Often need more than 1 or a different type of injection to obtain the desired effect. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve behind the knee cause the medial head of the gastrocnemius to stick out? The medial head sticks out in a straight line, very hard.

Be systematic: Nerves generally don't get "pinched" in the popliteal fossa. In any case, a "pinched" nerve would likely cause weakness of a muscle, not hardness or spasm. Baker's cysts, which occur in the popliteal fossa, usually aren't hard like bone. Something that feels hard is likely to be bone. So maybe something bony deep to the muscle is pushing it backward/outward. See a doctor and have it examined. ...Read more

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Can a gastric sleeve directly help with herniated disks / pinched nerve and knee problems (meniscus)?

Can a gastric sleeve directly help with herniated disks / pinched nerve and knee problems (meniscus)?

Not directly: No, it will not help directly, but if with diet and exercise it allows you to lose weight, so of the symptoms associated with those other conditions may improve or even go away. Excess weight aggravates many conditions, including the ones you mention. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause body to feel tingly and weak. Had dislocated knees and shoulder. Not recent though. Can my chiropractor help solve this?

Can a pinched nerve cause body to feel tingly and weak. Had dislocated knees and shoulder. Not recent though. Can my chiropractor help solve this?

They treat nothing: That's the all-purpose delusion of chiropractic: Every problem is a "pinched nerve": Not just back pain, but everything: Depression, impotence, constipation, deafness, acne, flat feet, asthma, allergies, you name it. As a neurologist, I'm here to tell you: Your chiropractor has no more real knowledge about the human body, health or disease than you do. Chiropractic is quackery with a capital Q. ...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