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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.

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

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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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

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

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What are synptoms of a pinched nerve in the knee?

What are synptoms of a pinched nerve in the knee?

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 more

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Pinched nerve in back causing pain in leg and knee. What can I do at home?

Pinched nerve in back causing pain in leg and knee. What can I do at home?

Rest, nsaids: In order to alleviate the symptoms of
a lumbar radiculopathy, the use of rest
and nsaids is most important.
If symptoms persist, the use of physical
therapy and sometimes a steroid pack
can also be helpful. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

Leg pain.: It is strongly recommended for you to obtain a MRI lumbar spine to rule out any disc herniation or spinal cord/nerve root compromise. ...Read more

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I've got a discomfort/pain in my left knee. It feels like a pinched nerve or as if it's going over the kneecap. Only hurts when the knee is bent, it's fine when straightened. Will it heal itself?

I've got a discomfort/pain in my left knee. It feels like a pinched nerve or as if it's going over the kneecap. Only hurts when the knee is bent, it's fine when straightened. Will it heal itself?

Patellofemoral pain: Your description is not quite detailed enough to be able to give you precise answers. Pain on the front of the knee is often derived from the patellofemoral (kneecap) joint. The bursa on the front of the knee can be inflamed as well. At times, nerve irritation from the low back can create pain on the front of the knee. If the pain is not resolving within 1-2 weeks, then it I would see a physician. ...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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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.

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 more

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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.

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 doesn't work then to pain management for empiric treatment of unknown pain. The or is no place to clear up clinical confus. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck or back give sharp pains in the knees and legs?

Yes: The nerves connect the brain to the arms and the legs. Any interruption 'upstream' ie in the neck or back can affect things 'downstream' ie in the arms or legs. ...Read more

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Can tingling feeling below the knee (left side shin) be a sign of a pinched nerve in TSpine! I have severe bilateral nueral Stenosis T9-10?

Can tingling feeling below the knee (left side shin) be a sign of a pinched nerve in TSpine! I have severe bilateral nueral Stenosis T9-10?

Probably not.: If it's just one side, it's probably more likely a problem related to your lumbar spine or nerves in the lower extremity. Stenosis at T9-10 will often manifest as symptoms along your ribs. See your physician if you are concerned. ...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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Severe back pain after fall? I had 3 compressed vertebrae in 2008 after an accident well about 2 weeks ago I fell walking out of a store and hit the pavement pretty hard on my knees and I think I may have a pinched nerve in my back or something because I

I: I am sorry your pain is so bad. It sounds like you injured your back again after falling. Back pain can originate from the bones, disks, joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves in the back.

Based on your description, you may have fractured another spinal vertebrae. Compression fractures of spine are very painful and are commonly aggravated by activity. They are more common in people who had previous spinal fractures from osteoporosis (this may or may not apply to you). Spinal fractures are diagnosed by x-ray, bone scan, ct and mri. Treatment of compression fractures ranges from rest, back brace, injection of plastic into the broken vertebrae (vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty) and surgery.

I recommend you seeing spine surgeon for assessment and treatment of your pain. I hope you get quick pain relief. ...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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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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Left shin is numb and tingles when walk and my left knee and left hip hurt, back also. Could it be a pinched nerve? Something I should get checked out?

Check it out.: Certainly, a nerve disruption is most probable. To remove all doubt, visit your family doctor and then, most likely, you will be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve and I am having pain down from my knee down and sharp pains at the bottom of my feet what should I do to to keep the pain down ice and heat is no longer worker and im also on motrin and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)

I have a pinched nerve and I am having pain down from my knee down and sharp pains at the bottom of my feet what should I do to to keep the pain down ice and heat is no longer worker and im also on motrin and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)

Evaluation: If you havn't been evaluated for this problem I would see and orthopaedic surgeon. Physical therapy can help as well as oral steroids. Injections in the spine, called esi's or epidural corticosteroid injections can be helpful as well. If several months of conservative management does not work then sometimes surgical management is necessary to resolve the pain. ...Read more

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Low prob for clots, ddimer neg, dr thinks numbness from knee into foot, slight ache in inner thigh is pinched nerve. Is ddimer secure test for clots?

D dimer - screening: D dimer is only a screening test. Confirmation of a blood clot should be done through a doppler ultrasound. Discuss with your doctor if he would consider ordering a doppler ultrasound of the lower extremity that is affected. ...Read more

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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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Do pinched nerves last forever? I haven't felt my right knee for 4 years..

Pinched nerve: Pinched nerves are usually relatively brief. It would be unusual to have a knee problem for that long. This should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon or primary doctor. ...Read more

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Will a corizone shot help with a pinch nerve I have a swallon knee, and very painful

Will a corizone shot help with a pinch nerve I have a swallon knee, and very painful

Yes: However the the cortisone injection is to your knee or the pinched nerve? Either way it should help. If you are getting short term pain relief may want to see a specialist for more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi I am 41 yes old and lately I have this sharp pinch nerve in my inner thigh to my knee and its been going on for atleast 4 months?

Hi I am 41 yes old and lately I have this sharp pinch nerve in my inner thigh to my knee and its been going on for atleast 4 months?

Disc herniation?: Some disc herniations present this way l3radiculopathy also femoral hernias can present this way se primary care doc for help. ...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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Had knee replacement surgery dec 14th. I have a collapsed disc, pinch nerve, a cyst and osteoarthritis of spine pain in back while exercising persist?

Had knee replacement surgery dec 14th. I have a collapsed disc, pinch nerve, a cyst and osteoarthritis of spine pain in back while exercising persist?

See a doctor: Sounds like you are a perfect candidate to see a physiatrist. These are specialists in musculoskeletal medicine. You are the type of patient that I tend to see a lot. Find one in your area who specializes in musculoskeletal medicine and ask your primary care doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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Superficial peroneal nerve compression syndrome is there a cure? Leg hurts knee swollen foot tingling numb for a month speclist app 3 weeks

Superficial peroneal nerve compression syndrome is there a cure? Leg hurts knee swollen foot tingling numb for a month speclist app 3 weeks

May need surgical op: May need surgical therapy. This is a complex problem and requires special expertise. The diagnosis must be clear. There may also be causalgia complicating this. It appears you have other medical problems which need perspective ...Read more