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Could pain on right knee cause numbness on big toe?
Usually it is a nerve compression in the L4-5 Lumbar spine area.
Usually it is a nerve compression in the L4-5 Lumbar spine area.
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Why do i have lower back pain with pain in the right leg and numbness in several of my toes on right foot?
That, my friend, is a herniated disk (and a bad one if your toes are numb) at one of the lower lumbar vertebrae, likely at L4/L5 or L5/S1. I'm sure you're alread…y staying off your feet, if you can even walk. You need to get to a doctor ASAP. You cannot let numbness go untreated or you risk permanent nerve damage. Key things to do: 1. Stay off your feet and don't lift anything over 2 lbs. 2. When lying down, lie on your side in a fetal position, with a pillow or cushion between your knees to ease pressure on the spine and hips. DO NOT lie on your back (you probably can't anyway) as it puts pressure on the lower spine. If you must, put cushions or pillows underneath your legs (between the butt and knees) to raise your legs and reduce lower spine pressure. 3. If you have any anti-inflammatories available, take them. If not, 2 of my favorite fast-acting OTC drugs are Bayer Back and Body Aspirin, and Tylenol Rapid Release gel tabs. Aleve is good also, but isn't in prescription doses. 500mg is the standard prescription dose every 4-6 hours. 4. You need to get to a doctor (preferably a Neurosurgeon) ASAP. Neurosurgeons don't always cut - they also perform routine procedures, but the point is they're the most qualified to diagnose your problem. If you can't get an appointment immediately, tell them and make them understand the seriousness of your problem. 5. If you can't get an appointment within 48 hours, your best option is to head to a hospital emergency room. Your immediate problem is getting pictures taken to determine how bad the damage is. After that they can determine what's needed to fix it. 6. Start tracking your pain in a Pain Diary. Note the day, date, time of day, kind of pain (sharp, burning, throbbing, aching, etc.), and use a simple diagram of the body to note the location. Use a 1-10 scale to describe the severity of the pain, 1 being not bad, 10 being "please put me out now". Bring it with you to whoever you see for treatment. Pain diaries are used normally by those of us in Pain Management programs, but they're useful for everyone in showing your doctor actual evidence of your pain. Unfortunately, until pictures are taken, few doctors will take your word for it on how bad it is.
A variety of things can cause numbness in fingers and toes. Poor circulations, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, pinched nerves and fibromyalgia.
Usually it is one of the following two things, although there are other causes, either the blood supply is not sufficient to the feet and toes, or there is nerve damage in tha…t area. Both could be and are commonly due to diabetes mellitus, although there are many other possible causes. Any time you have unexplained numbness in any location of your body you should contact your health care professional for advice without delay.
Many things can cause this from setting or sleeping wrong, to low back problems. Pinching of the Sciatic Nerve is another common cause of numbness. Then there's the possibilit…y of blocked arteries. I suggest you seek the advice of a medical professional as soon as possible.
No, generally sciatica would be pain radiating from the lower back, usually on one side or the other. This pain would radiate to the buttocks or down the back of the leg and n…ot the front of the leg. A type of pain or numbness that comes from the waist and to the front of the thigh can be meralgia paresthetica which is an entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This often happens when there during pregnancy or obesity. It may even happen with pants that are too tight, especially when you sit for long periods of time. The pain described could also be caused by damage to or inflammation of the femoral nerve. The femoral nerve allows people to feel sensations in the front part of the thigh and a section of the lower leg.
Yes, particularly in older people. A pinched nerve in the spine at the neck can cause both neck pain and numbness of the areas served by this branch of the spine. Google cer…vical radiculopathy. A person with this condition, when accompanied by numbness, should see a doctor (preferably a neurologist) immediately because it can quickly do permanent damage. When you call for an appointment, explain that you have an area that is numb and need to be seen quickly.
Yep - it can. I caught my foot on the sidewalk of the post office and landed directly on my left knee. It was instant, excruciating pain and horrible swelling within a f…ew seconds. I went to the ER and and got xrays and was checked out by the doctor, but nothing was broken or torn. I ended up with a huge hematoma. Six weeks later, the bruising is gone, but my knee is still numb over most of my kneecap and slightly below it toward the outside. My family practitioner says it's most likely nerve damage or compression from the swelling and it should resolve, but it will take quite a bit of time.
Pain in your big toe could be caused by a traumatic injury (did you strike it on something?) or it could be something medically...like gout . Symptoms of gout develop suddenly… and usually involve only one or a few joints. The big toe, knee, or ankle joints are most often affected. The pain frequently starts during the night and is often described as throbbing, crushing, or excruciating. The joint appears infected with signs of warmth, redness, and tenderness. The attacks of painful joints may go away in several days, but may return from time to time. Some people may progress to chronic gouty arthritis, while others may have no further attacks. A prescription medicine called colchicine helps reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation associated with acute gout attacks. The medication decreases the inflammation caused by uric acid crystals within the joint. It does not decrease the uric acid levels in the bloodstream. The pain often goes away within 12 hours of starting treatment...see a doctor for a definitive diagnosis.
You can cause this by just sitting on your legs/knees like you did when you were a little kid. Your feet will "fall asleep" and then begin to cause "pins and needles". Then, t…hey will begin to tighten up, which can be very painful. If you were asking this to figure out to hurt someone else's feet, then stop reading this right now and go find a more productive and useful way to spend your time. If the question is asking what medical condition could cause symptoms of pain, pins and needles, and numbness in the feet, then the answer would include a rather long list. One of the more common causes in US Citizens is Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, which can damage the tiny blood vessels in the feet affecting circulation and sensation, as well as damaging nerves which will cause the familiar "foot went to sleep." Other disorders and diseases that slow circulation, or affect or damage the nerves, can create this symptom. The only way to know what is causing it in your case is to have an examination by your health care professional. If you delay diagnosis and treatment in some of the conditions that present these symptoms, you could be risking permanent nerve damage, if the cause is an injury to or pressure on a nerve. Similarly, if there is a disruption in your blood flow to the peripheral parts like your feet, it can cause permanent damage from the restricted blood circulation.
There are litterally thousands of possible causes. these could be being overweight and so putting added pressure in the knee, cartilidge sprain/damage, ligament sprain/fractur…e and lots lots more my advice would be to see a doctor and get refered to a physiotheropist.
You might be diabetic and have what is called microvascular disease. The very small blood vessels of the body are the first to be affected eg. those to the nerves and digits, …eyes, kidneys, heart etc. Do you have any wounds on your toes? Diabetics don't heal well. Although just presenting with the big toe on each side is not common. Check your medication... some medications, even natural remedies cause numbness and/or tingling in the feet. Are you exposed to any toxins or chemicals at work? What shoes do you wear? Are they comfortable, or are they compressing your toes? There are many more possibilities, and you should go to your local doctor to exclude any underlying disease process. Also: My God, I had this problem for decades and no doctor took it seriously!!! Until I was eventually diagnosed with a peripheral neuropathy, a condition that has over 100 different forms and can cause numbness in the extremities in some forms. See a podiatrist AND a neurologist if you can; find out if your Achilles reflex is absent (mine is) and other tests such as a metal item being run along the bottom of your feet to see if your toes reflexively curl (mine don't; they just spread a little, an abnormal result). Make sure you do not have anemia or poor circulation as well. And rule out rediculopathy. -- SabrinaSingularity. I have this same problem. Mine is thought to be Raynaud's. Does stress or cold bring it on? Does wearing shoes or tight socks aggravate it? Is there tingling? Is it ever followed by throbbing pain? Does the toe turn white, then red? Or sometimes blue? Do you ever get similar symptoms in your fingers or the tip of your nose? Mine is odd in that I mainly get it in my right great toe. Most people get in their fingers. After charting the symptoms, it appears to be Raynaud's. I get occasional numbness in my fingers; but I just ignored it. Are there any other symptoms, like mild vertigo? Auras or transient blindness? That could be Basilar artery migraine.
Possibly there is some compression on the ulna nerve either in the neck shoulder or elbow, if the numbness is in the pinkie and up the pinkie side of the ring finger and possi…bly the part of the hand over those two fingers you may be having a problem with the ulna nerve being compressed somewhere. I would be wise to seek medical treatment for this as it can eventually lead to irreversible damage to muscles and nerves in the arm and hand if left untreated. Even if my guess at the nerves affected is wrong it will best to seek a medical evaluation of your problem for the reasons stated.
This is indicative of a circulatory problem, possibly the result of deficiency in Vitamin B1, B6, B12, or Folic Acids.
It depends whether the pain came on gradually or suddenly. If it came on gradually, it could be 1) Runners Knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome) 2) Chondromalacia Patella - thin…ning of the cartilage on the back of the kneecap 3) Osgood Schlatters - most common in teenagers 4) Patellar Tendonitis - inflammation of the tendon below the kneecap 5) Arthritis - wear and tear of the cartilage and bone 6) Bursitis - inflammation of one of the fluid filled sacs around the knee if it came on suddenly it could be 1) Knee Sprain - overstretching on one of the knee ligaments 2) Meniscus Tear - tear in the cartilage lining the knee joint
I had exactly that four years ago when I gave up smoking and started putting on weight. The numbness grew in both feet and up the leg over the years, now I have it in my finge…rs too! Doctors still don't know what it is exactly but it is probably a result of too much sugar in the blood, related to my damaged lower spine. Both are related to over-weight!
A stroke. Strokes and heart attacks can do that