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What does a pinched nerve in the foot feel like?

I am a 29 year old male. I want to know what does a pinched nerve in the foot feel like?

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A pinched nerve can elicit several symptoms depending on the nerve affected.
Pain, numbness, pins and needles...
Burning, tingling, numbness and pins and needles sensation. Sometimes the sensation is so weird it is hard to describe. Some people say it's like walking on a balled up sock or on a small rock, too.
A pinched nerve may feel different to different people. Most 'pinched nerves' in the feet are around the ball of the foot and are referred to as Neuromas. A neuroma may cause pain at the ball of the foot which may be aching or burning in nature, and may radiate pain or a feeling of tingling or numbness into the toes. There are many other neurologic problems that can affect the feet, but this problem is what people are usually referring to when they talk about 'pinched nerves' in the foot.
Thank you for this question. This question cannot be entered directly because every type of "pinched nerve" can feel different. It depends on the position, the area of the foot that is being irritated. You should check with your primary care doctor or of foot and ankle surgeon.
Thank you.
Nerve pain is often described as burning, sharp shooting, but can also have a feeling of numbness
A pinched nerve may also be called a nerve entrapment depending on the situation. Patients have said it feels like any one of these symptoms. Numbness tingling shooting or electrical type of pain or sensation. A podiatrist, orthopedist, or neurologist can help make a definitive diagnosis which is extremely important.

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Jay Mermelstein ,DPM DABPM
Nerve symptoms will usually be tingling, burning sensation. I recommend you make an appointment with a foot and ankle surgeon (podiatrist) for a diagnosis and treatment plan
Usually sharp shooting pain, often worse at night.

Dr. Kathleen Neuhoff 
Hello. A pinched nerve can result in numbness, tingling or electrical type pain.
It depends where the nerve is located. People describe the pain in different ways. Burning pain, tingling and sharp pains that radiate along the path of the nerve are the most common.