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Doctor insights on: Pinched Nerve In The Foot

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

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

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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I think i pinched a nerve in my foot. What should I do and how long will it take to heal?

I think i pinched a nerve in my foot. What should I do and how long will it take to heal?

See a doctor: See a doctor or podiatrist and get tested to make sure it is that and not something else. Be safe and see a doctor. ...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?

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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Can a pinched nerve cause burning and numbness in feet?

Can a pinched nerve cause burning and numbness in feet?

Pinches nerve: Pinched back (lumbosacral) nerve roots can cause tingling in sole of foot if around s1 or back of foot if l5... But if both sides, symmetric, more likely a sensory neuropathy. ...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