Q What does it mean if I have a compressed nerve?
If you have had numbness, tingling, weakness, and pain in an area there is a possibility that you have a compressed nerve. This means there is extra pressure being put on a nerve in your body. All of these symptoms can result when a nerve is compressed or pinched—sometimes called nerve entrapment. Pressure created by trauma-induced swelling, tight shoes, fractures, bone spurs, benign tumors, and certain deformities can compress a nerve.
Nerves that travel through narrow places and don’t have enough tissue to guard them are most vulnerable to being compressed. In some cases, a compressed nerve can lead to symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, and without treatment can lead to further swelling, pressure, and scarring. Do not wait to contact Dr. Harvey Danciger if you have tingling, numbness or pain in your foot. We can evaluate your condition, determine the cause, and provide you with effective treatment to relieve your symptoms. Call our Palm Desert, CA office at (760) 568-0108, or request an appointment online.