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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Ulnar Neuropathy

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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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Are there effective treatments for optic nerve atrophy?

Are there effective treatments for optic nerve atrophy?

Sometimes: It depends on the cause of optic nerve atrophy. Some like MS can improve, others not. Discuss with your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What are the treatment optios for ulnar nerve entrapment?

What are the treatment optios for ulnar nerve entrapment?

Ulnar nerve: Sorry you are having trouble with your ulnar nerve. This is a pretty broad question because there are multiple sites where nerves can be entrapped. I would discuss with a physiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon. The ulnar nerve's anatomy is more variable than other nerves which makes the options more complicated. You may require an emg/ncv study before your question can be answered. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for facial nerve paralysis?

Are there good alternative therapies for facial nerve paralysis?

No really: No dependable alternative therapies exist. The cause of the paralysis is very important. A bell's palsy should probably be seen and treated by an ENT to ensure appropriate treatment (high dose steroids +/- decompression surgery). If the paralysis is complete, surgical options exists for the various problems associated with the paralysis. See a facial plastic surgeon w/ experience in this area. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What are   treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Conservative: Conservatuve treatment includes anti inflammatory medication, wrist splints at night and carpal tunnel steroid injections. If the patient fails conservative treatment the carpal tunnel can be released by open or endoscopic release. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome with nerve damage?

What are the treatment options for cubital tunnel syndrome with nerve damage?

Surgery: Treatment options for cubital tunnel can include therapy and splint, however, if there is significant nerve symptoms and nerve studies document severely limited nerve function or ultrasound demonstrates significant swelling then surgery may be a better option. This can be performed endoscopically with a minimal incision and quick recovery, . ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

What are alternative treatments for diabetic foot infections?

Diabetic Foot Treat: Do not try to treat a diabetic foot infection with home remedies without at least having a professional observing as the consequences of an unsuccessful treatment can mean hospitalization, amputation or overwhelming sepsis and death. There are over 4000+ wound care products that are available so even among professionals, opinions vary. Attention to underlying causes of the ulceration are paramount. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for sciatic nerve pain?

What are effective treatments for sciatic nerve pain?

Spine Pain Options: This sciatica pain as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a pain/spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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What are some alternate treatments for carpal tunnel?

What are some alternate treatments for carpal tunnel?

Few effective: Only reliable options for some improvement are behavioral modification, nighttime splinting, icing and rest. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for diabetic neuropathy?

Are there treatment guidelines for diabetic neuropathy?

Yes: Every year the americal diabetes association publishes clinical practice guidelines. The guidelines should be available by contacting them. You could also try google. ...Read more

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Any pain management interventional treatment such as nerve blocks available for restless leg syndrome?

Any pain management interventional  treatment such as nerve blocks available for restless leg syndrome?

Depends: There are basically two forms of RLS: a subjective version (symptoms, no visible cause), and an objective one (symptoms with solidly visible underlying mechanism). You mention chronic pain and fatigue and you are young: so it is statistically more probable you have the first - the more difficult. If so, nerve blocks won't work - or will only work temporarily. Emphasize looking for cause. ...Read more

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What treatment options for RA other than drugs?

What treatment options for RA other than drugs?

Go Seek: An integrative rheumatologist city state country name scottsdale az us nisha manek, md miami fl us george munoz, md boston ma us lucille shore- schein, md knoxville tn christy park, md charlottesville va us janet lewis, md. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for chronic elbow tendonitis?

What are some treatment options for chronic elbow tendonitis?

Time, activity mod: The condition tends to become chronic and becomes difficult to eradicate, no matter what the treatment. You've probably had standard treatment, including pt and injections. Specific soft tissue mobilization techniques have been helpful, and "blood patch" or platelet rich plasma injections have been coming in to vogue. Surgery is reserved for the most chronic & severe cases. ...Read more

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Best treatment other than medication for small fiber neuropathy pain?

Best treatment other than medication for small fiber neuropathy pain?

See details: Rest, ice, physical therapy and local cortisone injection are all options. Speak with an orthopedist about which option is best for you. ...Read more

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What possible prescription treatments are there for neuropathy?

What possible prescription treatments are there for neuropathy?

Neuropathy treatment: Most medical treatments for neuropathy address the pain that may be associated. They rarely treat the cause. These treatments may be Lyrica, (pregabalin) Gabapentin, or Amitripyline for example. These do not work for everyone, but most people find they can help if pain is a problem. ...Read more

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Are there treatment options for peripheral arterial disease?

Are there treatment options for peripheral arterial disease?

Treat symptoms: The mere presence of narrowing or compromise of blood flow in arteries is not a reason for treatment unless there are symptoms. Ulcers, pain, gangrene are symptoms that in the presence of pad need to be treated. Just because there is narrowing of the arteries without symptoms, does not warrant any treatment. Prevention by not smoking, blood sugar and cholesterol control and excercise will help. ...Read more

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Is chiropractic treatment useful for treating tennis elbow?

Is chiropractic treatment useful for treating tennis elbow?

Not Really: Adjusting the back does not help tennis elbow , at least in young people.If they are giving pt to the elbow, maybe. ...Read more

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What treatment options are there for someone with permanent sciatic damage who can't take lyrica (pregabalin) or gapapetin?

What treatment options are there for someone with permanent sciatic damage who can't take lyrica (pregabalin) or gapapetin?

See below: I agree with dr. Machanic. I would add that in all of his ideas fail you could consider a spinal cord stimulator. http://www.controlyourpain.com/. ...Read more

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What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?

What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?

Want surgery?: There is NO surgery that is beneficial. Drugs such as Indocin, (indomethacin) Lithium, even Naproxen might be useful. OTC includes butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, riboflavin, CoQ-10. Did you see a doctor and discuss this? ...Read more

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Is there an OTC treatment for chemo induced foot neuropathy?

Is there an OTC treatment for chemo induced foot neuropathy?

Maybe: Zostrix (capsaicin) 0.075% applied as a cream 3-4 times a day can help for neuropathic pain. It needs to be used for 10-14 days before becoming effective and initial applications can burn a bit. Pretreatment with a Lidocaine based gel beforehand can help prevent the zostrix (capsaicin) pain as well as help numb the painful area on its own. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more