"A Trapped Nerve" is a frequent description of the pain a person is experiencing.
Although nerves can become trapped, the pain is most likely to be coming from a Trigger Point.
With a genuine "Trapped Nerve" there is usually Numbness, Pins & Needles and even Weakness in the affected limb.
When a nerve does become trapped, there are several places that this can occur.
In the upper limb: the neck, shoulder, elbow and wrist are areas where this can happen. Giving rise to conditions like thoracic outlet syndrome and carpal tunnel.
In the lower limb: the lower back, the piriformis muscle in the buttock, and the foot are also areas where a nerve can become trapped.
The piriformis muscle gives rise to piriformis syndrome, which is often diagnosed as sciatica.
Morton's neuroma is a condition where a nerve is trapped between the long bones of the foot.
There are various methods of treating nerve entrapments, some respond well to osteopathy, while others may require medical treatment.