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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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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do not rub your eye
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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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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help or see a doctor right away
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See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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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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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

See your orthopedic or sports medicine doctor
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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. Im hearing nerve grafts and im scared ?

I have median nerve damage and also missing a tendon below my thumb from having carpal tunnel surgery. Im 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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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an X-ray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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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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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 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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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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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

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What to do for obturator nerve injury?

What to do for obturator nerve injury?

Not common: This is not a common injury. Knowing the cause would help. Most nerve injuries will heal with time. This nerve provides both muscular control and sensation. If there is no weakness of the muscles that close your legs then that is a good sign. Pain should improve with time and meds to control neuropathic pain. This pain may ultimately turn to numbness in the same area. ...Read more

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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