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does finger nerve heal itself

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies: If you have not seen a doctor for evaluation, you should do it as soon as possible. The earlier the treatment, the chance of faster recovery is greate ... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pradeep Parihar
30 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve : Branch cut . If not come back in 6weekd to 3 month - less chances
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ujjala Kumar
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Seems like Ulnar nerve injury during the blood draw, traumatic should be better in few days. if not see your doctor.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need more : Please send more information.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the type and severity of the damage.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends if the bone is in good alignment and position so that the ends are together.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Cartilage damage: Hi, it depends on the severity of the injury, if there is a big tear then definitely a repair is needed, if the tear is small and the pain is not so t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shannon
7 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fracture healing: In general, there are 3 stages of fracture healing. Stage 1-Inflammatory Phase with hematoma formation. Stage 2-Repair Phase with bony callus formatio ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes.: They can heal themselves. Sometimes you may need to use a "doughnut" , to sit on, until it heals.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nerve damage: Sensation in the body is governed by nerve cells which run from the spine all the way to the tips of the fingers. That is why damage to the spine can ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Myelin can heal: Demyelinating diseases like multiple sclerosis create a situation where the myelin will not heal itself. Traumatized nerves do heal but they only move ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Variable: This can be vary greatly, and there's always a chance that some damage to the nerve might be permanent. Usually, improvement happens on the order of w ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Leap
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
It will heal: Bruised muscle should heal just fine with no permanent damage.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends on the damag: If the median nerve is partially or completely cut it needs to be surgically repaired. If it is bruised then it should be better in 6-8 weeks. The pro ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
perhaps 4 weeks: If involved only myelin coverings, about 4 weeks for recovery. If injury to central axon, regrowth at 0.1mm daily. Emg test may help predict recover ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: For fxs or coccygodynia will usually get better with time.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Pinched nerve: Pinched nerve is a term used to described nerve compression. It's difficult to say how long it takes to get better. It depends on the location and s ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Pinched nerve relief: Purpose of spinal decompression is to prevent or halt nerve damage. Microdiscectomy is minimally invasive and mostly successful in hands of experience ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Is the bruised nerve in the wrist, hand, or finger? As a general rule of thumb (no pun intended), the closer the injury is to the tips of the fingers, ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Heal w/scar: A 'torn' muscle does heal but depending on the size of the tear and location it generally heals w/ fibrous tissue similar to scar tissue.Muscle does n ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
3-4 wks : Minimum till active motion.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation&repair: In response to an injury the body mounts an inflammatory response followed by the influx of fibroblasts which use the inflammation as a scaffold for r ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Somewhat often: Elbow dislocations can spontaneously reduce themselves. These can be total dislocations or partial (subluxation). Evidence of the dislocation can be ... Read More
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