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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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How long will a bruised nerve at the knee take to heal after a fall?

How long will a bruised nerve at the knee take to heal after a fall?

Bruised Nerve: From personal experience this could take weeks to years depending on how severe the nerve was injured. ...Read more

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Bruised nerve in leg, should I be concerned?

Depends: If symptoms are only sensory you can wait and watch. If there is paralysis of any muscles you should see a neurologist for its management. ...Read more

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How long does a bruised nerve in my leg by my calves take to heal?

Not quickly: If your problem is only a bruised muscles, improvement should occur within 6 weeks at the longest. But nerves heal more slowly--at a rate of 1 mm. Per day. So for long nerves, this could involve months. ...Read more

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How long will it take a bruised nerve in my head, near the back of my right ear to heal? Been suffering for almost two weeks. Thanks

How long will it take a bruised nerve  in my head, near the back of my right ear to heal? Been suffering for almost two weeks. Thanks

Depends: Damage to the nerve can recover within a few weeks if the problem requires simple localized re-myelination of the nerve sheath. If the nerve axon was injured it takes longer to heal. (Wallerian degeneration followed by re-sprouting of the nerve axon and successful navigation down the hollow nerve sheath back to its original location.) This depends on the distance the nerve has to "travel" (months) ...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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Is it possible for you to bruise a nerve?

Is it possible for you to bruise a nerve?

My hand fell asleep: Yes and no. A bruise of the skin often is discolored, due to some changes in blood products. A nerve would not have this kind of reaction. A nerve can be damaged by trauma, and even mild damage can cause symptoms of numbness and tingling. Compression of an arm or leg that causes a feeling of "falling asleep" is due to nerve compression of this kind. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bruised lingual/aveolar nerve to completely heal?

How long does it take for a bruised lingual/aveolar nerve to completely heal?

Varies a lot: Could be a few weeks to a few months. In general, nerves are the slowest healing tissues in our bodies. ...Read more

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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more