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When I put pressure on my right foot, why do I get a tight/shooting pain in my leg?

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Dr. Edward Workman
Pain Management

In brief: Nerve impingement?

An impinged long nerve in your foot, when pressed could cause your symptoms of nerve pain running up your leg.
The source of impingement is the question: could be a cyst, a swollen ligament or tendon, a bone spur, or a calcification. You need to get your PCP to take a look and refer you to an orthopedist for evaluation and imaging.

In brief: Nerve impingement?

An impinged long nerve in your foot, when pressed could cause your symptoms of nerve pain running up your leg.
The source of impingement is the question: could be a cyst, a swollen ligament or tendon, a bone spur, or a calcification. You need to get your PCP to take a look and refer you to an orthopedist for evaluation and imaging.
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