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Pinched Nerve Behind Knee
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
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
How do I relieve a pinched nerve behind the knee? 1 mo. ago I drove a moving truck for 11 hrs, with only 3-4 breaks. Pain still felt upon compression
Are you sure?: Are you sure it is a pinched nerve? I would be more worried about a deep venous thrombosis. I think it would be a good idea to be checked for that. You would need to see your doctor and might need to have some tests like a sonogram. The consequences of missing a DVT could be death in the worst case, so worth checking. ...Read more
Pinched Nerve: in the knee can be pain, burning etc. There are very few nerves that can get pinched at the knee, so likely something else is going on. I would also suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further and determine what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I fell on my knee a week ago and it's now numb from the knee down. So if it's a pinched nerve ho do we fix it?
Numbness: Is not the end of the world, but of course it is not normal. Falling directly on the knee can injury the nerves running below the knee cap as well as a nerve along the inside of the knee. I would not expect the whole leg to be numb below the knee, but more like a patch or isolated area. Nerves heal, but it takes time. As long as there is no weakness or instability of the knee, time will heal. ...Read more
I usually get my pinched nerve on my left leg and lately I have been feeling in on my other leg (knees down)? Could this be my pinchenerve?
I had asked this question before, spine dr. Says he think surgery will not help.Knee dr. Says go to neruologist, emg says pinched nerve, hernatied disk.
Clinical conffusion: Sort out wiith diagnostic injections knee and spine intrarticular Marcaine will rule in or out knee as pain generator then do selective nerveroot block of epsilateral L4 nerve root if MRI is abnormal no surgery umtil pain generator is confirmed by a sucessful injection if that doesnt work then to pain management for empiric treatment of unknown pain . The or is no place to clear up clinical confus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do for a pinched nerve I have on my lower back? It also goes down my right leg towards the back right above the knee.
Sciatica: Low back, buttock and "shooting" leg pain are all symptoms of a pinched nerve. It sounds like you may have that problem. If the pain is severe and limiting your activity still, the best non-narcotic medications that I have found to work for my patients are antiinflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen which are over-the-counter medications. Other non-narcotic medications include tramadol (ultram) which requires a prescription and nerve-pain medications such as gabapentin. These are all to be taken for temporary pain relief. This type of pain typically resolves with time. Ask your primary physician about these if the pain is still limiting you. If it is still going on for more than a month an MRI may be helpful to help sort out what is going on and there could be other potential treatments outside of surgery that could benefit you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers