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Can lumbar radiculopathy cause severe knee, calf, and foot pain?

Can lumbar radiculopathy cause severe knee, calf, and foot pain?

Yes: Depends on the nerve root involved. S-1 root causes pain in the posterior thigh, calf ; into the foot. If the pressure on the nerve is severe, there will b numbness ; muscle weakness noticed in the push off in ur gait. Meaning hard 2 rise up on ur toes. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Spondylolisthesis (Definition)

is the subluxation or slippage of one vertebral body over another, usually with the more superior body slipping forward relative to the body below. This can be due to to etiologies such as ligamentous laxity or an abnormality of the bone(spondylolysis). If mild, it may be asymptomatic. If severe or unstable, it could cause kinking/compression of the spinal cord ...Read more


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Could severe spinal arthritis cause constant leg numbness?

Could severe spinal arthritis cause constant leg numbness?

Spinal stenosis: The arthritis in the spine could be compressing the exiting nerve roots from the spinal cord causing numbness down the legs. If the back pain and symptoms down the leg(s) become too debilitating then surgery would be recommended. A spine surgeon consult would be advised. Obviously if bowel/bladder issues start then this surgery becomes urgent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a fractured vertebrae cause severe leg pain upon walking?

Can a  fractured vertebrae cause severe leg pain upon walking?

Yes: If the fracture is causing compression or irritation to a nerve root in the lumbar spine it will cause "sciatica" or nerve pain in the leg. ...Read more

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Can severe spinal arthritis also cause constant leg numbness?

Can severe spinal arthritis also cause constant leg numbness?

Yes.: Nerve root impingement is the major cause. Piriformis syndrome can do this as well. If this continues, see a rheumatologist or orthopedist. I would get emgs done by a neurologist or physical medicine specialist, if you truly have radicular pain. ...Read more

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Could pinched nerves cause knee problems or swelling in the knees?

Could pinched nerves cause knee problems or swelling in the knees?

Pain, not swelling: A pinched nerve can (and often does) cause pain, along with tingling and numbness. However, pinched nerves should not cause swelling. (there may be swelling in the area of the pinched nerve, but it would not be visible. The knee would not swell from a pinched nerve alone.). ...Read more

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Does reverse cervical spine cause leg pain and numbness?

Does reverse cervical spine cause leg pain and numbness?

Varies: The term "reverse cervical spine" as you put is an incomplete statement. What we often see is a reversal of the normal cervical lordosis and that describes an x-ray finding in which the neck is straightened.Somewhat. Either neck or back problems are among the multiple potential causes of numbness in the legs. An MRI can be useful to further evaluate. Thank you. ...Read more

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Can dystonia cause calf swelling?

Can dystonia cause calf swelling?

Dystonia: It can cause muscle to contract and appear like swelling, but usually it is not swelling from dependency of fluid as usually cause of swelling of legs. ...Read more

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Can multiple sclerosis cause unilateral leg swelling, say, below the knee?

Can multiple sclerosis cause unilateral leg swelling, say, below the knee?

No: MS is a disease of brain, eye, and spinal cord. It does not cause focal swelling or inflammation of leg. You need to check with your doctor as possible vein obstruction such as thrombophlebitis, may be causing your issues. ...Read more

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What can cause leg pain & foot numbness?

What can cause leg pain & foot numbness?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can a herniated disk cause swelling testicles?

Can a herniated disk cause swelling testicles?

Not directly: Go see your primary care doctor for appropriate work-up and examination. It can cause some sensation changes or pain in that area, but not swelling. ...Read more

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Can Thalamic pain on right side cause ankle/ foot swelling ?

Here are some...: Known to us, stroke is the most common cause for thalamic pain and may lead to hemiparesis leading to immobilization of extremities with subsequent the edema of affected legs, but not severe swelling except developing vessel-blocking clots in veins. So, seek evaluation & counseling for right attention and care as needed; do not hold wishful thinking and wait if just happening recently. ...Read more

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Can knee problems cause calf pain?

See below : Yes. If the knee swells this can cause swelling to the back of the knee which can cause an out pocketing which can cause pain from stretching of the tissue. Altered gait (walking)because of the associated knee pain and progressive limited range of motion causing further shortening of the calf muscles causing stiffness. . There are other reasons . Go seek medical attention good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Can spinal stenosis cause calf pains in the legs?

Can spinal stenosis cause calf pains in the legs?

Yes: Spinal stenosis typically manifests as leg pain mostly when walking. However, clogged blood vessels can cause the same symptom. To know the difference, you need to get an MRI and have a doctor examine the blood vessels of your legs. ...Read more

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Can left sacroiliac joint sclerosis cause swelling of the lower left leg?

Can left sacroiliac joint sclerosis cause swelling of the lower left leg?

Lt Leg Swells-SI Jt?: I have not commonly witnessed patients with the dx of SI joint pain ( with evidence of sclerosis on x-ray or other imaging studies) complain of pain or swelling below their knees. Usually I hear that symptoms stop in the upper or mid back of thigh. Ask your medical provider to look at other diagnoses before pinning the swelling on SI joint sclerosis. You might just have atypical SI Jt pain pres. ...Read more

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Can hyperextending a knee cause foot numbness?

Can hyperextending a knee cause foot numbness?

Yes : A hyper extension injury can cause a stretch to the nerve behind the knee and that can cause numbness. Usually, however, the nerve will recover but it can take many months. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more