As a child, you must have ‘pinched’ someone or felt it yourself as a part of child’s play. However, the sensation produced can never be called soothing for it leaves the person with discomfort. However, it causes a pain that essentially lasts for a second or two. For example, when you are about to take an injection, the one thing that you would hear is that the pain of being injected is like that of a pinch.
No matter how minor it may be, the pain irks all. A larger version of it, namely having a pinched nerve, causes further discomfiture. A pinch nerve is created when there is too much pressure exerted on a particular nerve by either bones, muscles or cartilages.
Any form of injury or physical ailment like pain in the joints, bones or stress due to work load. Even pregnancy could lead to pinched nerves due to increased weight that exerts sudden pressure on nerves or simply due to excessive stress. Diabetes can also cause the same problem and in an increased level due to due the excess level of sugar and fat accumulated in blood vessels. This has been observed by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Issues.
Pinched nerve can cause serious problems except when the pressure created on nerves are comparatively less and the free flow of blood is in a proper way. Such a pain is generally short lived. However, dealing with this problem callously can lead to serious nerve problems including nerve damage, permanently. It is recommended to visit a doctor in case the problem arises frequently. This pain can arise anywhere in the body, especially at arms, hands, feet and legs and other spots where nerve compressions are likely to arise.