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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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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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Why do the nerves on my knee pain me when stretching the leg after folding the leg for some time?

Why do the nerves on my knee pain me when stretching the leg after folding the leg for some time?

Neurovascular kink: The nerve and vascular bundle is compressed when the knee is bent, resulting in poor circulation to the nerve and leg tissue itself. The resultant rebound hyperemia causes the sensation of paraesthesia, after the knee is extended again ...Read more

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Do the knee MRI shows if there's a nerve problem ? and can a nerve problem cause a constant knee pain for a year , as I went to 7 orthos and no effect

Do the knee MRI shows if there's a nerve problem ? and can a nerve problem cause a constant knee pain for a year , as I went to 7 orthos and no effect

MRI won't show it!: Even the best MRI will not show a nerve problem unless you have a giant tumor of the nerve. MRIs only show big things. If you have constant knee pain, an orthopedic surgeon good at diagnostic assessments and exam testing should be able to help you. The most important thing is a good physical examination and a good clinical history. Diagnostic testing is only to confirm what the examiner suspects. ...Read more

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How does a doctor determine if the knee pain is from the joint or a nerve?

How does a doctor determine if the knee pain is from the joint or a nerve?

Xray or MRI: Both may need to be done in knee and back. Generally though joint pain is specific location in pain around the knee but generally nowhere else. Sciatica/nerve pain can travel through the leg but generally starts from the spine. See a spine/sports specialist that can help you with this. ...Read more

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I have nerve damage/back pain knee pain. What should I do?

I have nerve damage/back pain knee pain. What should I do?

Help nerve function: The best way to maximize nerve function and repair is to use them- to help them reorganize. A physiatrist can determine if you would benefit from medications specifically for nerve pain. Acupuncture can be beneficial. Most importantly, stimulation of the nerves/muscules involved from a prescribed exercise/ physical therapy regimen will promote improvement. ...Read more

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Have had knee pain (outside of leg) for some years. Nothing to see on tests. Physio thinks it is to do with sciatic nerve. Any suggestions?

Si joint: Could be an sacroiliac joint problem, especially if you have it while standing or walking, or on any other mechanical movements, see pain specialist, or have your physiotherapist perform 5 different diagnostic tests, if 3 will be positive you still need to see a pain specialist, and may be need it to be injected with cortisone. Take Ibuprofen or Celebrex (celecoxib) in a mean time. ...Read more

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What is the cause of knee pain after spine surgery that went wrong &had to have to take hardware out for pressuring the nerve on l3l4. I'm only 39?

Maybe nerve related: This could be related to a couple things. 1st, after all that surgery, you could have some stenosis of the area where the nerves exit from the vertebrae, leading to pain, either from structural issues or scar tissue. If it does not feel like nerve pain, do you have any muscular weakness from these issues? It could be quad weakness leading to knee pain or change in gait causing arthritis. ...Read more

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Injuried knee for 2 month front/both sides of knee pain swelling front and back of knee, nerves in back of knee cause tingling in foot, can't bend kne?

Injuried knee for 2 month front/both sides of knee pain swelling front and back of knee, nerves in back of knee cause tingling in foot, can't bend kne?

Need an evaluation: You have a knee Ed fusion, and swelling in the back is a Baker cyst, and that is compressing on certain structures. There are other things I can mimic this. You need to have imaging, and evaluation, fluid removed from the knee, and a good idea of what the internal structural problems that may be compressing the nerve or vascular structures in the back of the knee ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Pain (Definition)

Knee pain is a clinical finding in which the joint (where the bones meet) of the knee is painful to move. This can occur with Injury, arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more