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Is it common to receive electrotherapy for radial or median nerve injury?

Is it common to receive electrotherapy for radial or median nerve injury?

Yes: It is not uncommon to use electortherapy for the condition you stated.
However, how effective it will be is another debate. Medicare has recently stated that they will not cover treatment with tens (electrical stimulation), due to lack sufficient data to show benefit. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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What's the difference symptom wise, of carpel tunnel syndrome and median nerve injury? Can cervical rf procedure cause median nerve injury?

What's the difference symptom wise, of carpel tunnel syndrome and median nerve injury? Can cervical rf procedure cause median nerve injury?

No: Median nerve doesn't exist until your arm pit. It doesn't start in the neck. It is formed by the combination of two nerves about six inches away from neck where rf would be performed. Carpal tunnel syndrome speaks to injury of the nerve at the wrist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: median nerve entrapment?

What is the definition or description of: median nerve entrapment?

Carpal tunnel: Most commonly this refers to carpal tunnel syndrome where the median nerve is impinged upon in the wrist/lower hand area by the overlying fibrous band pressing it down onto the carpal bones. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for median nerve entrapment?

Depends on severity!: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with splinting at night, streroid injections, and outpatient surgery. My bias is to get an injection first. I would get nerve conduction studies prior to surgery.
Also, the median nerve can be trapped higher up: this is called pronator teres syndrome, and is above the wrist and immeidately below the elbow. Check it out on wikipedia. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only option for median nerve damage from being lacerated?

Is surgery the only option for median nerve damage from being lacerated?

That dpends: The nerve damage is rated three ways:1) numbness/little weakness, 2) major numbness/obvious weakness, 3) doesn't feel or move the hand. For the lattr two, in an acute laceration (not tearing injury) surgery to repair the nerve is best option.
If the first type, then therapy and protective care will give the best outcome. ...Read more

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Gud morng doctor, vikesh from india (hyderabad) I had a surgery to fix median nerve. How long does nerve damage take to recover from hand (age25)?

Gud morng doctor, vikesh from india (hyderabad) I had a surgery to fix median nerve. How long does nerve damage take to recover from hand (age25)?

When was surgery?: It can take some time to recover. Fundamental, entails this depends on the reason for surgery and if any baseline permenant damage existed prior to surgery. ...Read more

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I have median nerve damage and also missing a tendon below my thumb from having carpal tunnel surgery. I'm hearing nerve grafts and im scared?

I have median nerve damage and also missing a tendon below my thumb from having carpal tunnel surgery. I'm hearing nerve grafts and im scared?

Good operation: If it is for the right reason with the hand, it sound to me your surgeon thinking about delayed repair and nerve grafting for treatment of cut median nerve, those operations take long time to recover and you may have some revision in the future. ...Read more

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What is best is to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

Depends: Depends if the injury is reparable or not. Sometimes the nerve can be surgically repaired by neurosurgical procedure. If its irreparable neurostimulation is an option. ...Read more

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What are options to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

What are options to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

It depends: Sciatic nerve injury is not common in childerns, it depend on the cause of the injury the treatment will be. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

What is the best way to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

Treat from a: Functional aspect. Unsure if it is due to trauma or not, but first things that should be done should include bracing if necessary, AFO if any lower spasticity. Physical therapy, including pool therapy if at all possible. I hope this helps a little and best of luck! ...Read more

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How do you treat radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

How do you treat radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

Waiting: Most nerve injuries related to supracondylar fractures recover with time and are related to stretch injuries at the time of injury. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

What is the treatment for radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

See below: Once the fracture is treated the usual management of a radial nerve injury would be one of waiting. The nerve could have been damaged by the fracture, or could be compressed by swelling of the tissues around the fracture site. Talk with your orthopedic surgeon and see if nsaids might be a good option, or if other therapy is indicated. ...Read more

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What do I do if possible nerve injury from working as a cashier?

What do I do if possible nerve injury from working as a cashier?

Depends: This would depend on the nerve that you are concerned about. Based on the type of work as a cashier, you are likely concerned about carpal tunnel syndrome.This leads to numbness and pain in the thumb, index and 3rd fingers. If it is mild, check with a hand or occupational therapist for exercises or splints that may help. If it worsens, see a neurosurgeon to discuss possible surgery to free the nerve. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an ulnar nerve injury?

How to know if I have an ulnar nerve injury?

See below: See your doctor if you are concerned. In general, you would have pain, numbness, tingling and weakness of the "ring" and "pinky" finger. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to improve a nerve injury in my wrist?

Wrist flexibility: Certain exercises that increase flexibiliity
especially in the carpal tunnel can help symptoms of nerve compression. Ultimately,
strengthening the affected forearm muscles
can also help in the long run.
But first you need to calm down the nerve
symptoms and try to minimize any exacerbating activity. ...Read more

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Where to repair alveolar nerve injury?

Where to repair alveolar nerve injury?

Quite difficult: The majority of injuries result in transient sensory disturbance but, in some cases, permanent abnormal sensation (paræsthesia), reduced sensation (hypoæsthesia) or, even worse, some form of unpleasant abnormal sensation (dysæsthesia) can occur. The spontaneous recovery rate for nerve injuries related to lower wisdom
tooth (3rd molar) removal is quite variable ranging from 50% - 100%.Rarely. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get traumatic nerve injury?

Highly variable: In order for it to happen one has to suffer trauma to a nerve or nerve plexus. This can happen from blunt trauma, lacerations, gun shot woulds etc. ...Read more

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Should you get crutches and keep off of a sural nerve injury?

Immobilize: The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve that supplies the outside of the lower leg and outer edge of the foot. It enters the foot behind the malleolus (bump) of the outer ankle. Injury can be aggravated by movement of the ankle because tendons of the ankle travel with the nerve. Resting the sural nerve will help it heal. ...Read more

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What is an ulnar nerve injury and what causes it?

What is an ulnar nerve injury and what causes it?

Ulnar nerve injury: An ulnar nerve injury occurs due to trauma or compression, often at the inner elbow. It may cause numbness of the forearm and hand and weakness, especially in the hand. It can be treated with splinting, but often surgery is needed for severe cases.

http://www. Neurocuro. Com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Alveolar nerve injury for a year what is the treatment?

Alveolar nerve injury for a year what is the treatment?

Alveolar nerve: The inferior alveolar nerve supplies sensation to the jaw. Injury to the nerve can be caused by a variety of conditions including infection, trauma, tumors. For long standing nerve injuries it is important to seek medical treatment with a specialist who focuses on face pain such as a neurosurgeon or oral surgeon, . ...Read more

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Is a chiropractor safe for a scaitic nerve injury?

Is a chiropractor safe for a scaitic nerve injury?

Can't say: Every type of health care provider can be a risk to you in some way. The only way to know for sure is more info regarding your condition. ...Read more

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Nerve injury when my nose was cauterized. Is this permanent?

Unable to tell: With this information. It depends on how much cauterization, which nerves, etc. As a general rule, not specific to this, smaller nerves that are mildly damaged in minor surgeries often recover but will take sometimes six to nine months as nerves grow extremely slow compared to other tissue. While I can not be sure in your case with limited info, give it a year until you feel it is permanent. ...Read more

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How do I treat nerve injury in my hands caused by lifting weights?

How do I treat nerve injury in my hands caused by lifting weights?

Answer depends: Perhaps the most common nerve injury from lifting weights is carpal tunnel syndrome caused by hypertrophy of the flexor tendons. This occurs with very committed weight lifters. This can be treated by night time wrist splinting sometimes. Where are your symptoms and how did the injury occur? That will help us answer the question directly. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nerve injury?

What is the definition or description of: nerve injury?

Nerve Injury: Nerve injury is a general term for any problem with the nerve that results form injury. It can present as pain, numbness, weakness or any combination. ...Read more

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Can a previous nerve injury cause aches years later?

Can a previous nerve injury cause aches years later?

Absolutely: I'm not certain if you mean the pain went away for years and came back or caused pain continuously for years since the time of the injury. The latter is, unfortunately, quite common. ...Read more

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How long should one wait to consider surgery to repair for an inferior alveolor nerve injury. It's been 3 1/2 months. Starting get some sensation.

How long should one wait to consider surgery to repair for an inferior alveolor nerve injury. It's been 3 1/2 months. Starting get some sensation.

Unique situation: It is terrific that you are starting to get some sensation back!
you are currently under the care of an oral surgeon and/or physician, right? Follow their advice on treatment options, and seek a 2nd opinion from a local oral surgeon who can examine you if you question the treatment of your current doctors. A full hx of injury and treatment is needed for advice to be given. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more