I am a student of Physiology, and I have ended up a bit confused after what I've read today regarding events during a threshold potential. So, while cells are in their resting membrane potential, the inward current of sodium is equal and opposite to the outward current of potassium. The same is true about the threshold potential.
When the threshold potential is reached, the inward sodium current is exactly equal and opposite to the outward potassium current. If this is true, why is there a change in the voltage of the membrane, let's say from -70 mV to -55 mV? I mean, both of the currents are equal and opposite and therefore there shouldn't be any change in the resting potential of the membrane.