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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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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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I have this slight numbness on the upper part of my left big toe. This started after I had a dance. Is it possible that this is due to nerve compression?

I have this slight numbness on the upper part of my left big toe. This started after I had a dance. Is it possible that this is due to nerve compression?

Yes: This could be due to repetitive trauma, a pinched nerve, poor fitting shoes at the dance. Many diseases can start this way but the most likely cause are the shoes you wore to the dance ...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 on 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. Without 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

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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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

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Tilting head to chest and I get buzzing sensation in left foot. Does this sound like a pinched nerve if not, what could cause this?

Yes: Yes, it does sound like a pinched nerve somewhere. In general, when you bring your chin down to the chest it increases pressure in the spinal canal, which traditionally will bring on symptoms from a pinched nerve. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Neuro said pain in foot coming from pinched nerve in lower back. No leg pain just foot. Hurts to stand but when I lift foot off ground no pain.back?

Possible: It is possible that foot pain can come from a pinched nerve in the back. The other possible causes can include problems with the foot itself or a combination of the two. You could potentially see an orthopedic surgeon it a podiatrist to give an opinion about whether there are issues with the foot itself if you did not feel comfortable with what the neurologist was telling you. ...Read more

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Woke up with left arm, foot and face numb. I can't turn my head to left very far. Might be a pinched nerve?

Woke up with left arm, foot and face numb.  I can't turn my head to left very far. Might be a pinched nerve?

More than a pinch: The constellation of the symptoms described is not due to a pinched nerve unless one was struck with multiple pinched nerves in the neck and the back. An upper motor neuron lesion (i.e. Brain, spinal cord) must be evaluated for immediately. This may be a stroke and time is money. Emergency room now. ...Read more

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Foot problem or piched nerve in back? Pain in foot when standing. When lift foot off ground pain goes away? Mri of foot normal. Pinched nerve in back

Foot problem or piched nerve in back? Pain in foot when standing. When lift foot off ground pain goes away? Mri of foot normal. Pinched nerve in back

Devil in details.: Not quite enough information to help a lot. The pain could be due a nerve problem in the foot. The increased pressure with standing might be affecting a nerve. The exact location and type of pain are essential to solving the problem. The back could also be involved. To remove all doubt, seek an evaluation by a neurologist, orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist. Maybe even all three. ...Read more

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What tablets are used for nerve pain? I have a pinched nerve in back and a sore foot, told i have a bit of small fibre neurothapy. Physio and endep?

Unclear: A pinched nerve from physical causes and a small fiber neuropathy are not the same thing. I would get this clarified by your treating physician, as the approaches for therapy are different. ...Read more

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Leg was asleep and I was passed out, smoke alarm went off and startled me so I stood up, now my left foot hurts when I walk. Pinched nerve?

Leg was asleep and I was passed out, smoke alarm went off and startled me so I stood up, now my left foot hurts when I walk. Pinched nerve?

Need clarification: When you said passed out did you mean you were unconscious or were you deeply asleep? If you fell unconscious, you may have had a seizure or a mild stroke, if this is the case you should see your doctor for further evaluation, if you were simply deeply asleep, you may had stayed too long on one position which decrease circulation to that leg and felt a tingling sensation after you woke up. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

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