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how can you treat a trapped nerve?

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Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 39 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.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Generally untrap: If there has been trauma, sometimes steroid injections may reduce swelling and symptoms. Ulnar, median nerves frequently are released surgically carpal tunnel is an example.

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I damaged my ulnar nerve. Will I be able to play the violin again?

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Complex question: The answer is in the details of the severity of injury and treatment, site of injury, health and age of the patient. Talk to your doctor!

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