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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


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What's the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

What's the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

Ice, rest, NSAIDs: Initially, ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medications are useful to help with the pain and swelling. It is normal for a jammed joint to be tender and swollen for up to 6 months. Exercises to increase your range of motion ate useful to work out the stiffness. ...Read more

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Numbness and pain in thumb, index finger from spinal bruising. Recovery & treatment?

Numbness and pain in thumb, index finger from spinal bruising. Recovery & treatment?

Hard to say: For sure without knowing the extent of the injury and your medical conditions but if there is no functional deficit and it is just sensory I would say a reasonable chance for improvement. Psysio may help but what have your doctors told you? ...Read more

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I lift at gym, I'd this pain in my forearm's extensor surface and pain in elbow and also wrist when flexed, now I'm having bruises on wrist. Treatment?

I lift at gym, I'd this pain in my forearm's extensor surface and pain in elbow and also wrist when flexed, now I'm having bruises on wrist. Treatment?

Be seen: I would recommend you are seen by a sports or orthopedic physician to evaluate your wrist and elbow. Could be related to overuse and tendonitis but the bruising at your wrists really needs further evaluation. The treatment will depend on the final diagnosis and reason for your pain/bruising. ...Read more

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Hi there, I fractured my pinkie toe about 3 years ago and took x rays, I bumped the same toe 3 days ago, it's bruised and very sore at the same place I fractured it before, would you recommend seeing a doctor or just self treatment? Thank you.

Hi there, I fractured my pinkie toe about 3 years ago and took x rays, I bumped the same toe 3 days ago, it's bruised and very sore at the same place I fractured it before, would you recommend seeing a doctor or just self treatment? Thank you.

Self treatment: Personally, I would give it a good 10-14 days to see if it gets better on its own with simple things like rest, ice, avoiding narrow shoes. Even if it is broken, there is not much we would likely do for it unless it was extremely displaced. If it is not better after that time, might be good to be seen. ...Read more

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I fell on my hand last February, and was diagnosed with scaphoid bone bruise. X-ray was inconclusive. I had hand therapy and improved somewhat, but am having worsening pain at the base of my thumb on the palmar side (not the snuff box). It is a deep ache,

I fell on my hand last February, and was diagnosed with scaphoid bone bruise. X-ray was inconclusive. I had hand therapy and improved somewhat, but am having worsening pain at the base of my thumb on the palmar side (not the snuff box). It is a deep ache,

Repeat x-ray: I would recommend reevaluation with another x-ray -- this late type of pain after a remote injury can indicate damage to articular cartilage in the wrist in a number of different areas like the articulation between the the thumb metacarpal bone and another wrist bone called the trapezium -- repeat evaluation by an orthopedist specializing in hand is indicated ...Read more

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I am an avid rock climber. I have a bruised and swollen middle joint on my middle finger. What are the possible connective tissue injuries/treatments?

I am an avid rock climber. I have a bruised and swollen middle joint on my middle finger. What are the possible connective tissue injuries/treatments?

Rest: Rock climbing puts a lot of stress on the small tendons and joints in the hand. We really weren't designed to hang by our finger tips. The swelling and bruising is a sign of overuse or strain. I would recommend that you rest the hands until they feel better. This could take a few weeks! If the pain returns as soon as you start climbing again, see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I stubbed my toe cracked my nail down the right corner it's tender and turning red what are at home treatments for ingrown toenails?

I stubbed my toe cracked my nail down the right corner it's tender and turning red what are at home treatments for ingrown toenails?

Natural nail RX.: Treating an ingrown nail naturally can ease the pain. First soak the toe with warm water with two tablespoons of salt and add 1 teaspoon of peroxide in the water or use 1 teaspoon of tree tree oil bd soak twenty minutes. Apply a topical antibiotic then see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What r symptoms of nerve injury in hand. What is course of treatment?

What r symptoms of nerve injury in hand. What is course of treatment?

Numbness: Numbness, tingling, weakness and loss of movement. Outcome depends on the cause and if any treatment is offered. ...Read more

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Have numbness in my hand. Told that its compressed nerve. What 's the treatment &what to avoid.

Have numbness in my hand. Told that its compressed nerve. What 's the treatment &what to avoid.

See details: It is most likely carpal tunnel syndrome. The initial therapy is just splinting the wrist at night. If that is not successful, local injection of the carpal tunnel is often very helpful. For resistant cases, a simple surgical release should cure it. ...Read more

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Have large protruding disc 6/7 radiating pain down to my hand waiting 12 months for neurosurgeon any other treatment than narcotics and nerve tablets?

Have large protruding disc 6/7 radiating pain down to my hand waiting 12 months for neurosurgeon any other treatment than narcotics and nerve tablets?

Seek Other Help: A year's worth of radiating cervical disc pain, unrelieved & unattended, is cause for concern & needs prompt evaluation. Another neurosurgeon (or neurologist) in your area will likely be available to assist. Be proactive! Good iuck! ...Read more

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What r symptoms of nerve entrapment in hand. What is treatment? Would it affect a chronic radial artery occlusion? If so how?

What r symptoms of nerve entrapment in hand. What is treatment? Would it affect a chronic radial artery occlusion? If so how?

Numbness in fingers: Carpal tunnel is the most common nerve entrapment in the hand. It causes numbness in the thumb, index, and middle fingers. This can be treated with splints, injections, or surgery. Radial artery occlusion can cause numbness, but fingers would tend to be cooler and possibly discolored. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in my shoulder, neck and armpit. The pain goes all the way to my hand and fourth finger. What can cause it and what is the treatment?

Herniated disk?: Could be a ruptured disk in neck, especially since you've had the same symptoms before, which is typical. Did u get ant treatment (Tx) then? Place to start is w/ fam doc for pain meds & referral for MRI. steroids & PT would be initial Tx, unless weakness is present, in which case more urgent. Surgery may be necessary, but most resolve without. If persists or recurs, surgery more likely.. ...Read more

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How long does it take a bruised hand nerve to heal?

How long does it take a bruised hand nerve to heal?

6-8 weeks: If known to be only bruised, function usually returns in 6-8 weeks. If partially or totally cut or crushed, surgical repair may be necessary. ...Read more

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Hand was injured swollen inside bruised now freezing cold can move fingers but ring finger doesn't want to go all the way up. Is it broken or nerves?

Hand was injured swollen inside bruised now freezing cold can move fingers but ring finger doesn't want to go all the way up. Is it broken or nerves?

Hand Injury: You need to seek medical care as soon as possible. There can be several reasons for your symptoms. This is not the forum to seek advice about those symptoms. See your primary care physician, an urgent care or the emergency for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is painful tingling and numbness on the top of my hand (in back of my 4th & 5th fingers) “normal progression” for a person who suffered a bruised ulnar nerve years ago?

Is painful tingling and numbness on the top of my hand (in back of my 4th & 5th fingers) “normal progression” for a person who suffered a bruised ulnar nerve years ago?

It could be for sure: You should visit a hand surgeon as you may have chronic irritation of the ulnar nerve in your elbow, cubital tunnel syndrome from compression of the ulnar nerve in your elbow affecting the fingers you mentioned. Ultimately an MRI maybe needed. ...Read more

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There's no pain, but once in awhile a tingling sensation in the elbow, ring/pinky& lil in shoulder blade. Pinch nerve? Ulnar nerve problem? Treatment?

There's no pain, but once in awhile a tingling sensation in the elbow, ring/pinky& lil in shoulder blade. Pinch nerve? Ulnar nerve problem? Treatment?

Could be correct: Depending on where the symptoms radiate, pinched nerve at the elbow makes sense. If this is mild, avoiding resting the elbow on flat surfaces or protecting the elbow can help.

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

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I have wrist drop due to bone fracture from last four month now I hve to wait or go for the nerve treatment?

I have wrist drop due to bone fracture from last four month now I hve to wait or go for the nerve treatment?

WRIST DROP TX: Wrist drop can be difficult to treat follow up with your doctor and get a neurology consult. Physical therapy all be needed to rehab and get strength back post op. ...Read more

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Help docs! My toe nail is partially bruised. How do I cure this?

Help docs! My toe nail is partially bruised. How do I cure this?

It will cure itself: It will take time to grow out so that you can trim away the damaged part. Remember it takes almost 1 year for a toenail to grow from base to tip of toe. ...Read more

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I recently snapped my bone in my arm, nerve got trapped and is badly bruised got a wrist drop how long for the nerve to repair?

See a physiatrist: If the nerve is trapped (and not severed), it will take several months for it to return to normal. Physician therapy may help to maintain the integrity of the muscles in that arm during the recovery period ...Read more

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How long will it take the feeling to come back to a thumb if the nerve is bruised?

Cm per month: Nerves regrow at a centimeter a month, on average. Provided the trauma was to the thumb it should be in under three months provided the nerve was left intact and can regenerate along its prior course. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound on your neck cause nerve pain in hands? Never had this issue prior to physical therapy.

Can an ultrasound on your neck cause nerve pain in hands? Never had this issue prior to physical therapy.

Possibly: Any thing that causes an injury to your neck can cause arm and hand nerve symptoms, such as pain, numbness or weakness. This is because the nerves that run into your arms and down to your hands start in the neck. However, the neck problem that caused you to get ultrasound treatment of the neck is a much more likely culprit for the problems...and hand pain can have many other causes. See Doctor. ...Read more

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I injured my wrist 6 yrs. Ago (bruised nerve). A couple days ago I did something to it & now my wrist is sore & pain goes through thumb. Causes?

I injured my wrist 6 yrs. Ago (bruised nerve). A couple days ago I did something to it & now my wrist is sore & pain goes through thumb. Causes?

Perhaps CTS: May have involvement of median nerve at wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome, or an issue with dorsal sensory branch of radial nerve over top of thumb. Your doctor could evaluate and if necessary get an EMG test to find an answer. ...Read more

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Right ulnar nerve transposition 9/30/2014. New bruising and swelling at wrist with severe [burning] pain down forearm into D4 & D5. Is this normal?

Right ulnar nerve transposition 9/30/2014. New bruising and swelling at wrist with severe [burning] pain down forearm into D4 & D5. Is this normal?

No: The bruising around the wrist may be the result of blood from the surgical site, slowly tracking down the forearm. If there is new numbness or weakness you should see your surgeon.
If the 4, 5 burning is new, it might be from the swelling of forearm but does merit follow up the surgeon, if it persists. ...Read more

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Should gabapentin help with ulnar nerve pain? Injured right funny bone 2 days ago. Slightly tender now. Numb in last 2 digits and lateral hand.

Symptom relief: Yes, gabapentin can suppress nerve pain, but this is purely symptomatic relief, without any affect upon recovery or cure. Since your problem just began, there is an excellent chance of improvement over next 3-4 weeks. If numbness persists, at that point an EMG test could guide further intervention. ...Read more

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Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.

Talk to your surgeon: Talk to the person who performed your surgery. He/she is the appropriate person to contact in this situation, not strangers on the internet. ...Read more