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can foot swelling be from nerve damage????

my mri shows i have an annular bulge on l5-s1 and my left foot has had nerve pain and swelling for 3 mo straight.
no doctor ive seen has even seen swelling associated with nerve damage, but that nerve runs straight into the foot sooo...idk?
its extremely dibiltating as im 23 years old and used to be very active. im having a nerve study done, but now my other foot/ankle is starting to hurt and im afraid it will soon be swollen too :(
please help...


  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 2,561
    Katie, I often wondered this and did alot of asking doctors, looking at articles and reading other forums and it seems like it actually could , at least in my case , and the nerve damage is not from something in spine hitting on nerve so might be different. I dont know if the spine caused damage could result in swelling. I know part of my issue is pooling in foot due to nerve damage to small fibers and blood vessels not contracting properly to pump blood and this can result in some tissue damage etc.
    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
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