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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Ulnar Nerve Compression

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What can I do if my ulnar nerve is trapped in my elbow - help?

What can I do if my ulnar nerve is trapped in my elbow - help?

Ulnar Nerve: Are you referring to cubital tunnel syndrome where compression of your ulnar nerve is causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness into the hand? Usually this can be treated by decreasing the amount of time you are in a flexed elbow position at work, in a car, and during sleep. A small knee pain on your elbow with the pad in the front will help you keep your arm straight at night.

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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I was typing on my ipad when suddenly I felt that my left thumb was slowing down drastically. I also have ulnar nerve compression. What could cause i.

I was typing on my ipad when suddenly I felt that my left thumb was slowing down drastically. I also have ulnar nerve compression. What could cause i.

Steve Jobs syndrome: Ulnar nerve entrapment or compression tends to initially have more sensory symptoms as opposed to motor symptoms. The ulnar nerve supplies or innervates many of the hand muscles including some of the muscles involved in control of the thumb (e.g. Adductor pollicis muscle). This may have caused the symptoms described.

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Muscle wasting possible due to ulnar nerve compression?

Muscle wasting possible due to ulnar nerve compression?

Yes: Depending on where nerve is compressed, muscles innervated may be affected. Commonly, muscle in first webspace, between thumb and index, become atrophied. Muscles between metacarpals, or interossei, can atrophy. Result is hand weakness with atrophy.

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Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Nerve entrapment: Each of these has particular symptoms and causes which may help to sort them out http://www. Neurocuro. Com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/

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I am on 50 mg tramadol and 300 mg Neurontin (gabapentin) for bilateral ulnar nerve compression. And am still in pain. Is there a better medicine? (no narcotics)

I am on 50 mg tramadol and 300 mg Neurontin (gabapentin) for bilateral ulnar nerve compression. And am still in pain. Is there a better medicine? (no narcotics)

Ulnar neuropathy: Actually the dose of Gabapentin you are taking is low. We routinely start low to prevent side effects then titrate slowly to higher doses. Target doses for my patients can go into the 3000 mg per day range. If this fails then other meds lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta are worth trying. Also may be worth having an ulnar injection to reduce nerve irritation.

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What do you suggest if my child is 4 years old. She got an elbow fracture along with median and ulnar nerve compression.?

What do you suggest if my child is 4 years old. She got an elbow fracture along with median and ulnar nerve compression.?

Please let us know: Specifically what your question is. Right now this is a bit open- ended. Thanks.

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My daughter is 4 years old. She got an elbow fracture along with median and ulnar nerve compression. Will this heal?

My daughter is 4 years old. She got an elbow fracture along with median and ulnar nerve compression. Will this heal?

Possibly: The fracture will likely heal if properly tended.Nerve compressions heel better than cut nerves. If nerve sheaths haven't been severed, the nerves have a chance of regrowing properly following the tract that remains. If the nerves were severed & the tracts disrupted, the nerves may not regrow properly. Regardless, as long as a neuroma doesn't form, a brain can sometimes rewire to allow proper function

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What is the difference between an arm compression sleeve and arm/elbow pad? Which would be better for ulnar nerve issues?

What is the difference between an arm compression sleeve and arm/elbow pad? Which would be better for ulnar nerve issues?

Elbow Pad: Compression sleeve is generally not the right way to treat an ulnar nerve compression within the elbow groove. The ulnar nerve is already compressed and no added compression is needed. In fact the elbow pad is to prevent further compression and to remind you to avoid leaning on your elbow to allow for healing of the nerve compression. The elbow pad is generally not tight either.

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What is the difference between an arm compression sleeve and arm/elbow pad? Which would be better for ulnar nerve issues and weightlifting?

What is the difference between an arm compression sleeve and arm/elbow pad? Which would be better for ulnar nerve issues and weightlifting?

Neither since it's -: -due 2 the fact that when you flex Ur elbow, the nerve is stretched around the groove into the humerus called the lateral epicondyle. If it's mainly @ nite a splint 2 keep elbow straight will help. But if U begin 2 have continuous numbness in the little & ring finger, &/or weakness in the hand a surgical procedure bringing the nerve in front of the epicondyle is needed. C a fellowshiptrainedhandMd

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Will a neoprene elbow compression sleeve help for ulnar nerve entrapment? It feels like the sleeve constricts blood flow a little too much.

Might be too small: In general, a neoprene elbow splint/sleeve can help with a mild ulnar neuropathy by limiting extreme flexion of the elbow past 90 degrees--which stretches the nerve across the elbow. It should not restrict blood flow. Consider something with more padding to cover the nerve and something less tight/constricting.

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Would a compression sleeve help my elbow. I had medial epicondylar release with ulnar nerve decompression 4months ago it has swelling & tight.

Would a compression sleeve help my elbow. I had medial epicondylar release with ulnar nerve decompression 4months ago it has swelling & tight.

Ask surgeon: To be sure, but often a light compression sleeve will help reduce swelling after this type of surgery. The reason it is important to ask your surgeon first however is because of the ulnar decompression part. If you had a great deal of scar tissue or other anatomic abnormalities, you want to make sure they are not worried about compressing the ulnar with compression sleeves. Otherwise should help.

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Bilateral stinging pain along ulnar nerve paths in forearms and brachial plexus when sneezing, could it be nerve root compression aggravated by sneeze?

Ulnar nerve: We could be a combination of things, it could be irritation of your owner nerve at the elbow and every time you sneeze the jerking motion causes the nerve to be irritated, it is also possible that you could have nerve root compression in the lower cervical spine causing the symptoms due to disk space collapse and irritation of both nerves be due to narrowing of the opening or foramen this will cause irritation and discomfort. Either way in a valuation by your family doctor or orthopedic surgeon may be of benefit to help determine the cause and temporarily anti-inflammatory medications may be a benefit and avoidance of activities that cause the discomfort

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I have chronic back pain, degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, spasms, and I have been to pain mang. Tried several treatments including steriods and injections. I am on a certain narcotic for which I know is not helpful, what now

I have chronic back pain, degenerative disc disease, facet arthrosis, nerve compression, spasms, and I have been to pain mang. Tried several treatments including steriods and injections. I am on a certain narcotic for which I know is not helpful, what now

Spinal Surgeon: It appears that you have tried many forms of conservative. I would recommend that you seek the care of a spinal surgeon. If you have nerve root compression secondary to a disc herniation, facet arthrosis, foraminal stenosis or lateral stenosis, surgical decompression may be in your future. See a spinal surgeon!

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What alternative treatments can I get to cure my sinusitis?

What alternative treatments can I get to cure my sinusitis?

Alternative Txt: Hello. Probably the best non medicinal therapy that will help with sinusitis is nasal saline washes. Also make sure you drink enough water per day. People who refrain from adequate water intake will have altered mucus production which will in turn alter nasal and sinus function.

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How are golfer's elbow and ulnar nerve problem differentiate?

Tendon vs. Nerve: Golfer's elbow is due to the muscle tendon. Pain starts at the medial epicondyle and spreads down the forearm. Wrist bending, forearm twisting, & object grasping worsens the pain. Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by a pinched ulnar nerve as it crosses the elbow on its way to the hand. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000789.htm

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What can I do if my ulnar nerve is trapped in my elbow - help?

Ulnar Nerve: Are you referring to cubital tunnel syndrome where compression of your ulnar nerve is causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness into the hand? Usually this can be treated by decreasing the amount of time you are in a flexed elbow position at work, in a car, and during sleep. A small knee pain on your elbow with the pad in the front will help you keep your arm straight at night.