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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How to treat swollen heel due to injury?

Query: I got injured while playing. I fell and my knee hig the ground. In order to prevent it, I tried to apply counterpressure on the floor using my heel.. And my heel has developed swelling eversince. It's been a week.. In the First days, I couldn't walk properly. Burning sensation was felt over the heel...  Read Full »

Dr. Santosh-kumar Bashyal

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Dear, Sending Love and healing energy! Dear ,Due to counter pressure on floor you got trauma over the heel .Now numbness are over the heel.A numb heel is most commonly caused by blood flow constriction or nerve damage.The tibial nerve runs inside the tarsal tunnel and may become compressed. My Dea...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment for unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm.

Query: Hi doctor, What health implications have been observed with a unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm? I have had a plication performed, but it failed and is back to the original issue. Currently, I am suffering from shortness of breath, chest pain with dizzy spells and increased heart rate. I am on P...  Read Full »

Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis is most commonly seen on the left side. The diaphragm is the most important muscle of ventilation. Unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis is usually well tolerated if there is no underlying lung or rib cage pathology. But, if severe, then it...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello Doctor, I have a back pain that earlier moves to my right leg through hip, knee and upto downside of foot. For last one year it has been started in left leg also. Though left side pain doesn't move to foot but at hip it pinches like a needle while driving specialy. Now during lock down due to...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Wajid


Answer: Hi. i got your point and understand how you feel when it pains. as per MRI reports you mentioned, its a LBA (low back ache) which radiated to leg and now shifting to left lower body as well. and about your cerical problem may be there's a nerve compression and that neck pain radiating to shoulder i...  Read Full »

Please interpret my MRI reports for neck pain radiating to left arm.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 years old. I am having pain in the neck and it has gone to my left arms and there is stretching like pain. I have consulted an ortho doctor who asked to do MRI as initially post taking x-ray and doing physiotherapy for a week did not give relief. I took MRI and now due to Covi...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but as no films were included I will go by your description and MRI report. You have a C5, C6 level issue with indentation of the exiting nerve root on the left side which matches weakly ...  Read Full »

Can rib or shoulder trauma cause nerve problems?

Query: I have had nerve issues for a couple of months, such as random stabbing pains, loss of sensation, heavy limbs and a constant mild pressure in my head with occasional increased pain. 4weeks ago i had shortness of breath, a tight chest, constant burning sensation in my chest with sharp pains into my b...  Read Full »

Dr. Sunny Anand


Answer: Mam, it looks very unusual that the up and down shoulder blades you noticed very late. see all the cervical nerves they originate from cervical vertebrae and then it comes down beneath the clavicle and then armpit then they start supplying to the upper limbs respectively. As per your shoulder blad...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to cure spinal deformity.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know which avenue to go down to treat my issues. I believe I have something wrong with my legs which cause my body to strain. The first memory I can remember was having very excruciating pain in my legs at night when I was a young teenager. As I got older my knees started ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Excruciating pains at night could be due to muscle cramps or due to vascular ischemia (compromised blood supply). Cold feeling in ankles and feet suggest vascular compromise. Pinching of nerve could be due to spinal deformity. Nerve compression when it exits spinal cord ...  Read Full »

Why do I get tingling and throbbing sensation in arms and legs with stress fracture in T2-T4?

Query: Hello doctor, I met a car accident three weeks ago and I have three stress fractures in my T2-T4, and I still feel tender. Though I hurt my neck and shoulder, I took it easy. I have been using my legs to help me get up, etc. My lower back is sore as well. I have a sore bottom and tail bone due to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is only three weeks post-injury. Injuries will take some time to heal. With constant sitting or lying down you will additionally get pain or sore muscle aches. Try to move your position frequently. Do you have a tingling sensation after a prolonged posture or con...  Read Full »

Why do I get tingling sensation in fingers only while working with cardboard?

Query: Hello doctor, I was wondering if I have a reaction to cardboard and/or the chemicals in them. About eight months ago, I started working in a warehouse working with cardboard boxes, after about a week my fingers started to tingle and bother me. Best way to describe it if you fall asleep on your hand...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, the sort of complaints you are saying looks more of a nerve compression than an allergic reaction. Allergies are common at workplace where you deal with new stuffs. But in allergy, you get more of skin eruptions and peeling (contact dermatitis). Since you have mo...  Read Full »

Please give a diagnosis and treatment plan based on my MRI.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from acute lower back pain for the last five days. Now I am getting better with medications and bed rest. This severe and acute pain happens every six to nine months since the last four years. It knocks me out for three to four days. On a regular basis, I have lower back st...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have disc prolapse at two levels which is causing compression of nerves at those levels resulting in pain and recurrence of symptoms every few months. More than the report, MRI images are re...  Read Full »

I have pins and needles sensation while sleeping on the hard side of the bed. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sleeping on a bed that has hard side on the upper torso and soft side below. It is giving me pins and needles sensation and it has been there for a while now. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The treatment depends on the area where you have the pins and needles. I am assuming it to be in your legs. If that is the situation, then you should look into nerve issues (sciatica). But, it will also cause lower back pain. I would suggest you to try firm surface which ...  Read Full »

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