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The posterior side of the thigh, leg, and foot are served by the tibial nerve. The tibial nerve is a branch of the sciatic nerve.

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Q: The posterior side of the thigh leg and foot is served by what nerve?
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Which nerve serves the leg and foot?

Sciatic nerve


Can foot drop be temporary?

Foot drop is caused because there is disruption in signalling of the nerve to the muscle. The muscle that brings the foot up fails and so the foot drops The nerve can be temporarily injured = neuropraxia and therefore will recover. More extensive injuries to the nerve may or may not recover. A complete transection of the nerve is unlikely to recover without surgery So it depends on the cause and how extensive the injury to the nerve is


Can you have sciatica pain in the front of your leg?

The short answer is No (although you may have pain on the front side of your thigh from the "femoral or subcutaneous femoral nerve" (or othter spinal nerves). You may also feel "referred" pain, in the lower front portion of your leg from another spinal nerve (such as L3-4). The longer answer simply involves knowing where the sciatic nerve runs. Taken from another answer : The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body. About the thickness of a person's thumb, it spans from the lower back to the foot. The nerve originates in the lower part of the spinal cord, the so-called lumbar region. As it branches off from the spinal cord, it passes between the bony vertebrae (the component bones of the spine) and runs through the pelvic girdle, or hip bones. The nerve passes through the hip joint and continues down the B A C K of the leg to the foot.


Numbness on left side of left hand and last two fingers on left hand and left foot?

If it's your hand, you've either smacked or pinched your ulna nerve. It's located near your elbow. It will temporarily make your pinky and ring finger go numb. This can sometimes last for days. The same thing can happen in your foot if you pinch the corresponding nerve near your knee.


What is the cause of Heat in sole of foot?

I have heat that comes and goes in the bottom of my right foot. I have read somewhere that this could be a nerve problem extending down from the lower lumbar region. This would make sense to me as I do suffer with chronic lower back problems.

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What Nerve supplies the posterior thigh and most of the leg and foot?

Sciatic nerve .


What major nerve serve posterior leg and foot?

The sciatic nerve serves the posterior leg and foot. It can be such a problem that the patient cannot pick up their toes.


Which nerve serves the posterior side of the leg and foot?

tibial


What major nerve serve leg and foot?

The sciatic nerve serves the posterior leg and foot. It can be such a problem that the patient cannot pick up their toes.


What are the names of the four major nerve plexuses formed by the ventral rami and what body region is served by each?

Cervical- diaphragm & muscles of shoulder & neck brachial- deltoid muscle of shoulder, triceps & extensor muscles of forearm, flexor muscles of forearm & some muscles of hand, flexor muscles of arm, wrist & many hand muscles lumbar- lower abdomen, buttocks, anterior thighs, and skin of anteromedial leg & thigh, adductor muscles of medial thigh & small hip muscles; skin of medial thigh & hip joint sacral- lower trunk & posterior surface of thigh & leg, lateral aspect of leg & foot, posterior aspect of leg & foot, gluteus muscles of hip


What is the longest nerve in human body?

The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body, running from each side of the lower spine to deep in the rear and back of the thigh and all the way down to the foot. It connects the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles.


What is the longest nerve in the body?

The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body, running from each side of the lower spine to deep in the rear and back of the thigh and all the way down to the foot. It connects the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles.


What is the the longest nerve in the body?

The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body, running from each side of the lower spine to deep in the rear and back of the thigh and all the way down to the foot. It connects the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles.


Where in the body is sciatic nerve located?

The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body; it runs from each side of the lower spine through deep in the rear and back of the thigh and all the way down to the foot, connecting the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles.


Is the foot proximal to the thigh?

The foot is distal to the thigh. Something farther away from the body's center is distal.


Is the heel posterior to the toes on the foot?

yes


What muscle is the prime mover of inversion of the foot?

tibialis posteriorTibialis anterior and posterior tibialis posterior

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