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Pinched Nerve Between Toes
A pinched nerve at which disc level would cause numbness/loss of sensation over the top of the toes?
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
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
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
Can a pinched nerve in lower back cause numbness on left side of body from mid shoulder blade to toes?
Nope: The lesion would have to be higher up to involve the shoulder blade. ...Read more
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
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
I have a pinched nerve in my lower back which causes numbness in my thigh. When I walk or stand still, middle 2 toes go numb. Are they related?
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
Can u get pain in ball of foot and toes from a pinched nerve in back. Mri of fooot normal. Neurologist tells me pain from back. Hard to believe.
Neurologist...: Is right. Sounds like further diagnostic and treatment planning is needed. ...Read more
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
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?
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.
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?
See a neurologist: First determine the correct cause of numbness. After that it may be possible to successfully treat it or not. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
What to do if I saw my podiatrist on thursday and he recommended orthotics for a pinched nerve in my foot.?
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?
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
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.
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
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