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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

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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Injury of the big toe, pinched nerve?

Injury of the big toe, pinched nerve?

Possibly: Irritation to the L5 nerve root can cause radiating pain to the big toe. However, trauma to the toe sounds like it is more likely in your case. ...Read more

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How can I manage a pinched nerve I have pain travelling from my hip to my toe?

How can I manage a pinched nerve I have pain travelling from my hip to my toe?

Stretching helps: Avoid sitting with wallet in back pocket. Stretching helps. Sometimes a heel lift is required. A low back adjustment may be necessary as well. If not relief with this or anti inflammatory medications, further testing, such as an x-ray, ct or MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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I have pinched nerve in back that is making my toes sore. Tried physio, medication. Nothing helps. What else could l asmy DR to try? Trap for 8yrs

I have pinched nerve in back that is making my toes sore. Tried physio, medication. Nothing helps. What else could l asmy DR to try? Trap for 8yrs

Nerve pain: Please consider using a mind-body approach developed by John Sarno, MD. You can do a search for his work on the net. It can be very effective but you need to get beyond any prejudices that only physical interventions can help. Please continue to let your doc monitor you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in the seventh vertebrae of my spine and I recently started getting numbness in my toes and now a sharp pain in my butt. R they related?

Pinched nerve in the seventh vertebrae of my spine and I recently started getting numbness in my toes and now a sharp pain in my butt. R they related?

See doctor to verify: Usually anything related to pinched nerves in the neck (cervicals) have implications with the upper extremities, and likewise with the lumbars. So, normally the 7th vertebrae would not affect your toes. See your doctor, so they can do a mini-neurological check, and see what's causing that, as it may be more related to the sharp pain in your butt, rather than your neck. You need a physical exam. ...Read more

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Will massaging or soaking my feet help to make the numbness go away in my toes caused by wearing high heels? Possibly a pinched nerve.

Will massaging or soaking my feet help to make the numbness go away in my toes caused by wearing high heels? Possibly a pinched nerve.

Foot massage: Foot massage is extremely helpful for foot numbness because it increases circulation. Numbness is due to decreased circulation especially to nerves which alter sensation. It's not likely a pinched nerve per se but compression of all your foot structures. A soak and massage should be good....And laying off the high heels may be good too. :-). ...Read more

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I have sore toes from pinched nerve in my back. Neurologist put me onEndep, how long till l know if it works or not?

I have sore toes from pinched nerve in my back. Neurologist put me onEndep, how long till l know if it works or not?

Minimum of 2 weeks: Endep or Amitriptyline is commonly used for neuropathic pain you describe. The drug can be effective in 2 weeks but the majority of people will need to take the medication for 6 to 8 weeks and you may require some dosing changes if the initial dose is not effective. Good luck ...Read more

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My left ankle hurts when I try to stand on my tipy toes or were heels could this be a pinched nerve or something to do with my muscle?

My left ankle hurts when I try to stand on my tipy toes or were heels could this be a pinched nerve or something to do with my muscle?

Probably not nerve: Possibly the muscles that stabilize the outer ankle could be involved. You probably should be evaluated by your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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I'm told sore foot and toes are from pinched nerve in back. Should l get second opinion from podiatrist. Would podiastrist be able to help problems?

I'm told sore foot and toes are from pinched nerve in back. Should l get second opinion from podiatrist. Would podiastrist be able to help problems?

Evaluation.: There is a host of conditions that can be responsible for both sore toes and sore feet. A pinched nerve would not be at the top of the list, but it is certainly a consideration. A more complete history and assessment are needed to isolate the true problem. If the symptoms are indeed due to a back problem, most specialists should be able to make the call. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in back and sore foot and toes. Will physio help with pain in foot? Aslo would a massage of foot be recommended?

I have a pinched nerve in back and sore foot and toes. Will physio help with pain in foot? Aslo would a massage of foot be recommended?

It may help: It's depends what nerve is pinched and where the pain is in the foot and the toes. This may all fit but you need an evaluation to clarify these differences ...Read more

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Toes started to go numb 2 weeks after steroid injections in lower back? Year later my foot is very sore to stand on. Pinched nerve in back.

Toes started to go numb 2 weeks after steroid injections in lower back? Year later my foot is very sore to stand on. Pinched nerve in back.

Possibly: Given the history and symptoms, a pinched nerve can be the cause, your doctor may refer you to a neurologist fir further management, but you need to act on it, best wishes ...Read more

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Pain in ball of foot and 3 toes, toes also burn and turn red when standing too long. MRI normal, EMG shows pain is from pinched nerve. Sound correct?

Pain in ball of foot and 3 toes, toes also burn and turn red when standing too long. MRI normal, EMG shows pain is from pinched nerve. Sound correct?

Tarsal tunnel synd.: There are several possibilities, it sounds like you could be describing tarsal tunnel syndrome, which is a pinching of a nerve in the medial aspect of the ankle. I would not hesitate to be seen for it as there are good treatment options available. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve on foot heal?

Can a pinched nerve on foot heal?

Relieve the pinch!: See a physiatrist to determine exactly what nerve is being pinched, and where/why it is being pinched. With out altering mechanics or the problem, it is unlikely to get better. Most cases are manageable with proper diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a pinched nerve in your foot?

How long does it take to heal from a pinched nerve in your foot?

Pinched nerves: Peripheral nerves can regenerate once the compression has been relieved. The rate of recovery and the degree of recovery varies by the severity and duration of the compression. Nerves can continue to heal and recover 18 months after the impingement. ...Read more

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I was wondering what do I do about pinched nerve causing foot numbness?

I was wondering what do I do about pinched nerve causing foot numbness?

See a neurologist: First determine the correct cause of numbness. After that it may be possible to successfully treat it or not. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in spinal core lower back leads to from foot or sitting constantly?

Pinched nerve in spinal core lower back leads to from foot or sitting constantly?

Pinched nerve: Not sure what is being asked here but sitting constantly is not typically a cause of pinched nerves. At your age, a pinched nerve would be more typically caused by disc degeneration (aging changes) leading to susceptibility of the disc to protrude/herniate, which results in nerve impingement (pinched nerve). ...Read more

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How do they treat a pinched nerve in your back that is causing pains all they way down your leg to your foot?

How do they treat a pinched nerve in your back that is causing pains all they way down your leg to your foot?

A number of ways: There are a number of possible treatments for a pinched nerve. These include (but are not limited to) steroid injections, surgical decompression, physical therapy and osteopathic manipulation. What particular treatment you receive will depend on the severity of your symptoms and the skill and expertise of your treating physician. ...Read more

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What could make just one leg get hot all the way down to my foot. Not all the time but most of the day. Could it be pinched nerve? Tyvm

What could make just one leg get hot all the way down to my foot. Not all the time but most of the day. Could it be pinched nerve? Tyvm

Ridiculous Radiculis: It sounds as though your leg pain is being caused by nerves that are exiting your lower back. This is usually in the area of the lumbar and sacral areas. Known as a radiculopathy, when it affects the entire leg it can also be called sciatica. To remove all doubt, seek out a specialist to properly evaluate your condition and determine the proximal cause of the nerve irritation. ...Read more

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My left foot has been tingling for a few months. I have a pinched nerve in my lower back. Could that be the cause? What medication can stop this?

Could be: But you need further evaluation. Nervous conduction studies can be performed to see edict if any nerve is involved. Go back to you doctor for more evaluation. Treatment options come after the diagnosis. So get your accurate diagnosis first ...Read more

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What to do if I saw my podiatrist on thursday and he recommended orthotics for a pinched nerve in my foot.?

Get orthotics: If the front of your foot hits the ground incorrectly it can cause a nerve (usually between your 3rd and 4th toes) to get pinched. Also avoid shoes that are too narrow for your foot. ...Read more

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I just had surgery because of a pinched nerve on 5L. now I have foot dropped. The doctor today said it was normal. Will I get better?

Advice: Hate to say it, but foot drop is NOT NORMAL, and in your case, likely due to either nerve compression on L-5 nerve root or perhaps transient surgical complication. Suggest, MRI and EMG, perhaps some temporary steroids, and use of an AFO splint to keep foot stable.
Have a meeting with your doctor and get all of this situated. ...Read more

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Pain in ball of foot when standing. When I lift foot off ground pain goes. I have a pinched nerve in back. Foot or back problem? Mri foot ok.

Back problem: My first thought was a neuroma in the foot however your MRI was normal.
The low back spinal nerves innervate the foot. Positional changes effect the pinched area of the nerve exiting the spine.
I would get a CT scan of the lumbar back. Antiinflammatory meds can help quiet the nerve down. Call in or see a doctor to get back to health. ...Read more

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I have pinched nerve in thigh causing foot drop ever hear of this?

Peroneal: Peroneal neuropathy can cause a foot drop and the most common site of compression is the site where the nerve wraps around the fibula. Generally removing the pressure, splinting, and physical therapy can be helpful. But have you had this confirmed with electrodiagnostic testing? I would recommend it to be sure as there are other potential causes of foot drop. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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