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.).
Knee. Pinched nerves may indirectly create muscle imbalance around the knee, that may cause some swelling there.

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Could a pinched nerve cause numbness, tingling and sharp shooting pains in the front/outer thigh area? There is also tender swelling around the knee.

Short answer YES. The short answer to your question is yes. The longer answer to your question is you need to be thoroughly examined by a neurologist and possibly undergo electrical as well as imaging diagnostics. Feel free to follow my webpage at www.healthtap.com/Drsaghafi choosing key code: PDXFNR in order to make a calendar appointment. Read more...

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...

How will I know if the esi as started to take effect on my leg, knee, ankle, thights, due to 2 pinched nerves, herniated disk. Cause I have had pain for

Lumbar epidural. Reduction of pain in the back as well as the lower extremities is a good indication that the epidurals have started to do their job. Numbness, tingling sensation, pins and needles and weakness in the extremities may not subside if there is nerve damage. But it is hoped the pain in the back and legs will improve. Often need more than 1 or a different type of injection to obtain the desired effect. Read more...

Could a pinched nerve in knee cause pain and numbness is thigh. Fell a week ago, sore/ no fracture. Doc has no other explanation for the numbness.

Doubtful. If you pinch the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve, you can have numbness along the outer side of the knee, but not the thigh. This is usually from a nerve being affected above the area of numbness. Look up meralgia paresthetica and see if this fits with your situation. Read more...

Can a pinched nerve cause body to feel tingly and weak. Had dislocated knees and shoulder. Not recent though. Can my chiropractor help solve this?

Not one nerve. Pinched spinal cord can cervical stenosis a chirro can't help with cervical stenosis get evaluated proper start with primary for a neuro exam several possible dx. Read more...
They treat nothing. That's the all-purpose delusion of chiropractic: Every problem is a "pinched nerve": Not just back pain, but everything: Depression, impotence, constipation, deafness, acne, flat feet, asthma, allergies, you name it. As a neurologist, I'm here to tell you: Your chiropractor has no more real knowledge about the human body, health or disease than you do. Chiropractic is quackery with a capital Q. Read more...

Can a gastric sleeve directly help with herniated disks / pinched nerve and knee problems (meniscus)?

Not directly. No, it will not help directly, but if with diet and exercise it allows you to lose weight, so of the symptoms associated with those other conditions may improve or even go away. Excess weight aggravates many conditions, including the ones you mention. Read more...
Not directly . Indirectly, the weight loss helps by taking pressure off your joints. Obesity also leads to inflammatory hormones, which are reduced after weight loss. Read more...