Nerve Compression

When a nerve is squeezed or compacted, it causes pain, numbness, and muscle weakness at the site of the nerve. The common syndromes seen due to nerve compression are carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and suprascapular nerve compression syndrome. Medical conditions that can cause nerve compressions are diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, tumors, etc.

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What does tendonitis feel like in the wrist?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing persistent pain in my right wrist. The pain began after this weekend, where I was opening and closing a lot of jars (my friends and I do some canning), and I think the twisting motion messed something up. Now, when I attempt to hold things, there is a sharp pai...  Read Full »


Dr. Suman Saurabh

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your problem, and I hope I can help you. Since the pain is on the ulnar side of the wrist, the movement starts from the hand, and the pain can be due to compressive neuropathy, FCU (flexor carpi ulnaris), tendinitis, impingement, or TFCC (tri...  Read Full »

How to treat swollen heel due to injury?

Query: Hi doctor, I got injured while playing. I fell down and my knee hit the ground. To prevent it, I tried to apply counter pressure on the floor using my heel. Now I have swelling in my heel for a week. On the first day, I could not able to walk properly. I had a burning sensation on the heel. After...  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh-kumar Bashyal

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You got a trauma on the heel due to the application of counter pressure over the heel. Now, there is numbness along with it. A numb heel is caused due to blood flow constriction or nerve damage. The tibial nerve runs inside the tarsal tunnel and it can be compressed. Co...  Read Full »

Can nerve damage cause pain in the shoulder and legs?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 60 years old, and he had an ache in his right shoulder for two months, but now he is feeling pain in his right leg and chest.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned, the pain was in the right shoulder and now radiating to the right leg and chest, so there can be some nerve compression, or most probably it is neuralgia, so you have to treat it accordingly. If he is not taking any medicine currently, then I would sug...  Read Full »

What causes shoulder pain and tingling in fingers?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain radiating from the shoulder blade to the forearm and little or ring finger. I think this is from leaning on my side and putting pressure on my elbow and shoulder. It is painful when I am sitting or standing but not when lying. What do you suggest?  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Keep your hand above your head and tell me if this position gives you relief or not.  Read Full »

What can cause shooting pain all over the body?

Query: Hi doctor,My problem started with pain in my lower back and buttock, and then it moved to my lateral thigh on both sides. So, it is difficult to sleep on either side. I also started experiencing neck and shoulder pain. Now, I feel pain in my arms, back, neck, shoulder, etc. I do not know what could ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is like spondylosis, both cervical and lumbar. It is a spine problem where you get pain and other symptoms due to compression of nerves between spine. So, it will cause symptoms along the course of nerves. Do you have any history of trauma to your spine? Does this pain...  Read Full »

I am suffering from L5-S1 nerve root compression. How to recover?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from L5-S1 nerve root compression issue. I have been given an epidural injection, but it does not work correctly. I am getting substantial pain all over my right leg. The pain is very severe. I am unable to walk or sit at all. I also went through SNRB and epidural steroid i...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I understand such radicular pain is very troublesome. For pain, I advise the following. Kindly consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take treatment with consent. A combination of Pregabalin and Methylcobalamin. To do hot fome...  Read Full »

Does a pinched nerve in the neck cause problems in wrist?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with a pinched nerve in the neck. Now, it affects my left arm. I am doing physiotherapy exercises and got some recovery. But recently, I have numbness in my hands while sleeping on one or both hands. It resolves immediately when I wake up. Is this symptom related?...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a phenomenon of double crush syndrome where two smaller compressions add to the significant issues and symptoms. You may have a compression of the median nerve at the wrist called carpal tunnel syndrome while compression on the roots of the neck can also lead t...  Read Full »

Please suggest some exercise for back pain that radiates to the right leg, hip, knee, and foot.

Query: Hello doctor, I have back pain that earlier moves to my right leg through the hip, knee, and to the downside of the foot. During the last year, it had started in the left leg also. Though left side pain does not move to the foot at the hip, it pinches like a needle while driving. During the lockdow...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I got your point and understand how you feel when it pains. As per MRI reports you mentioned, it is an LBA (low backache) that radiated to the leg and now shifting to the left lower body. And about your cervical problem, maybe there is nerve compression, and neck pain ...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness in my fingertips?

Query: Hi doctor, My thumb, index and ring fingers are all super numb at the fingertips. This numbness has lasted for five days, and now I am getting horrible sharp pains in my index finger. Previously, I have carpal tunnel syndrome.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned numbness in your hand finger tips, and the area mentioned appears to be that of median nerve region. Now, if this pain and numbness are severe and persistent, then the advice to you is to get nerve conduction study done and look for severity of compr...  Read Full »

Can rib or shoulder trauma cause nerve problems?

Query: Hi doctor, Before a couple of months, I had some nerve issues. I had random stabbing pain, loss of sensation, constant pressure in my head with occasional pain. Before four weeks, I had shortness of breath, a tight chest, constant burning sensation in my chest with sharp pain in my back while inh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sunny Anand

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All cervical nerves originate from cervical vertebrae. Then it comes down beneath the clavicle and then it supplies the armpit and upper limbs. As per your description, your shoulder blade is up and down. It may compress any of your nerves. It can compress the phrenic n...  Read Full »

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