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What can cause pinched nerves in feet and ankles?

What can cause pinched nerves in feet and ankles?

Various things: Injury/trauma. Nerve entrapment such as tarsal tunnel, neuropathy. Have a podiatrist check it out. ...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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Can a piched nerve cause tingling in hands and feet?

Can a piched nerve cause tingling in hands and feet?

Yes: Compressed or "pinched" nerves can cause numbness, tingling, weakness in the arm, legs, hands and feet. If symptoms persist for more than a day or so, see you doctor for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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

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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Feet toes cold from laying down Tingling in ankles?

Feet toes cold from laying down Tingling in ankles?

Problem is higher up: If it keeps happening, you may be compressing a disc or part of nerve coming out if it to give you these symptoms. Proper diagnosis with imaging would be helpful to get remedial help like physical Thierry etc. Feel better ...Read more

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Diabetic neuropathy ? Especially in the feet and toes.

Diabetic neuropathy ? Especially in the feet and toes.

Multiple factors: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most patient’s state the numbness starts at the tips of the toes and slowly works it way up the legs. To improve and prevent further deterioration diet and exercise is the key. Keep blood sugars under control. ...Read more

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Numbness in sole & hot pain in feet. Neuroma?

Numbness in sole & hot pain in feet. Neuroma?

Maybe something else: Neuromas are impingements of the interdigital nerves, and usually cause pain and symptoms and pain in the balls of the feet and toes usually. If a larger area of the foot is involved, it could be tarsal tunnel- a nerve impingment at the ankle. See a podiatrist, as he/she can diagnose this, and help to rule out possible medical reasons for it (like in neuropathy). ...Read more

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Can pinched nerves in the back cause muscle twitching in the legs?

Can pinched nerves in the back cause muscle twitching in the legs?

Yes- it is possible: It depends on what nerves and what muscles. If you were to say however the twitching is all over, it may not be fair to say it came from the back. Do you know if you have pinched nerves in the back, or do you have twitching only? Where is the twitching, and how much is there? Maybe start by answering those last two questions. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in the neck cause burning across shoulders and tingling in both arms?

Could a pinched nerve in the neck cause burning across shoulders and tingling in both arms?

Cervical Spine: Yes. Have you suffered any trauma? Specifically any neck injury? HYou show long have you had symptoms? You need to see a neurologist who will probably order an MRI of your cervical spine if further information suggests cervical disc pathology. ...Read more

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Numbness in feet?

Numbness in feet?

TWO REASONS: Diabetic and alcoholic are the two most common reasons for neuropathy. There are several others. ...Read more

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Is numbness in feet due to frostbite?

Is numbness in feet due to frostbite?

Possibly: There are numerous reasons for numbness in feet. If its both feet it could be a result of neuropathy, which can be caused by diabetes, vitamin b-12 deficiency, alcoholism to name a few. If it's in one foot it can be a result of a neuroma or possibly coming from your lower back. Frostbite can cause numbness, but is usually restricted to the digit or digits which had the frostbite. ...Read more

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Can muscles cause irritation to nerves ? Prickling burning sensations in legs and feet. No disc problems.

Can muscles cause irritation to nerves ? Prickling burning sensations in legs and feet. No disc problems.

Sometimes: The scalene muscle in the neck can pinch the nerves of the brachial plexis if they are overgrown and tight. There is also a piriformis syndrome in the pelvis that can compress nerve. ...Read more

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Can circulation problems in hands and feet cause constant cold extremities?

Can circulation problems in hands and feet cause constant cold extremities?

Circulation issues: Yes, circulation can impair blood flow to the hands and feet, and cause cold hands and feet, and in some cases even numbness. Another condition referred to as raynaud's phenomenon or disease can also cause whitish/bluish discoloration and cold hands and feet. I agree see a vascular specialist to determinie if you have either condition. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause burning and numbness in feet?

Can a pinched nerve cause burning and numbness in feet?

Pinches nerve: Pinched back (lumbosacral) nerve roots can cause tingling in sole of foot if around s1 or back of foot if l5... But if both sides, symmetric, more likely a sensory neuropathy. ...Read more

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Can nerves in hand regenerate?

Can nerves in hand regenerate?

Yes: Nerve injuries do recover if the ends of the severed nerve are sewn together by a hand surgeon. Beware that it is a very slow process. Nerves grow back 1 inch per month from the cut end out to the finger tips, so expect months before feeling may start to come back, though initial feeling may be more like the pins and needles of a nerve waking up before any quality sensation comes back. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in inner thigh near testes, no pain in any body part.. If numbness in inner thigh increaes, tingling sensations in feet also?

Numbness and tingling in inner thigh near testes, no pain in any body part..
If numbness in inner thigh increaes, tingling sensations in feet also?

You need to get: to a healthcare provider for proper examination and diagnosis. Nerve entrapment issues are sneaky and hard to diagnose sometimes. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Pain in feet specially in heel region while walking?

Pain in feet specially in heel region while walking?

Need more info: Without more information, i can only guess. My best guess is plantar fasciitis. Here is a good place to start to know about this disease: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/plantar_fasciitis. ...Read more

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