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What is a trapped nerve?

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Dr. Jessica Allan
Dr. Jessica Allananswered
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Compressed Nerve: Entrapment Neuropathy. Nerves extend from your brain and spinal cord and go to all parts of your body. Nerves carry signals. Nerves are vulnerable when they travel through narrow spaces and are compressed. When the nerve is pressed between tissues like ligaments, tendons and bones, you can get symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling, pins and needles, weakness. Find out what is trapping the nerve.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do you untrap a trapped nerve?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Remove 'trap': Traped nerve, or the nerve that is getting choked , or stangled by scar tissue, or bone growth, or cought in the healing fracture, will give compression symptoms, nerve has to be released and relocated with better position, ulnar nerve in elbow, median nerve in carpel tunel syndrome are some examples.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How can you treat a trapped nerve?

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Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 40 years experience
Meds or surgery: Some nerve issues can be treated symptomatically with medications. But if the symptoms are significant or severe, there are some surgical procedures to free up or relocate the nerve. This depends on which specific nerve it is. See an orthopedic surgeon if the nerve is located in an arm or leg.
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A female asked:

My nan has a trapped nerve what is a trapped nerve?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Entrapped nerve: A band of fibrous tissue can compresse a nerve which leads to pain, numbness, and weakness. The most common location is the median nerve at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome). Other common locations are the ulnar nerve at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome), common fibular nerve at the knee, and tibial nerve at the ankle (tarsal tunnel syndrome). See a neurosurgeon for evaluation.
Dr. Eric Kelts
Dr. Eric Kelts commented
Neurology 26 years experience
You could also see a neurologist for evaluation...
Oct 23, 2014

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