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Doctor insights on: Can Compression Of Nerve From Swelling Cause Nerve Damage

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Can it be possible for untreated TMJ to cause facial nerve damage?

Can it be possible for untreated TMJ to cause facial nerve damage?

Only TMJ surgery: The facial nerve (CN VII) is always at risk and common complication of TMJ surgery.

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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


Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Can nerve damage cause swelling in the head and facial area?

Can nerve damage cause swelling in the head and facial area?

CRPS in the Head: When any new symptoms appear, talk with your doctor as soon as possible.

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause nerve damage to the legs which causes a little swelling?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause nerve damage to the legs which causes a little swelling?

Not Prozac (fluoxetine): Have your doctor evaluate why you have "nerve damage" and "swelling". Prozac (fluoxetine) has many bad effects, and I do NOT use it in my practice, but your issues seem secondary to another cause.

Dr. Tariq Niazi Dr. Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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Standing on my right knee causes pain that of burning sensation. It lasts secs once I get off knee. No swelling. Fallen on them 10yrs. Nerve damage?

Standing on my right knee causes pain that of burning sensation. It lasts secs once I get off knee. No swelling. Fallen on them 10yrs. Nerve damage?

Sounds like you have: Arthritis, or a meniscal tear. The fall might be responsible for the arthritis, but I think its the daily activities with subtle injuries in a susceptible person resulting in a meniscal tear. Its not a nerve issue. See an orthopod and I am sure he'll help you. In the meantime, use a cane for support, as I have seen too many people falling ; making it worse. Good luck.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Will witch hazel help with irritation and swelling in the head due to nerve damage?

Will witch hazel help with irritation and swelling in the head due to nerve damage?

Witch Hazel: It is used mostly for skin irritation, It contains chemicals called Tannins which help reduce swelling & inflammation. Doubt it can help with nerve damage.

Dr. Steven Sheskier Dr. Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
35 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Can I expect to have nerve damage to my ankle due to docors not diagnosing my ankle pain and swelling due to os trigonum for 17 months.

Can I expect to have nerve damage to my ankle due to docors not diagnosing my ankle pain and swelling due to os trigonum for 17 months.

Not usually: Though the posterior tibial nerve is in the vicinity of the os trigonium (posterior ankle joint) swelling will not usually cause nerve damage. Swelling can bring out some tarsal tunnel symptoms if you were predisposed to them from an already tight tarsal tunnel. Os triennium is a extra bone that 5% of the population have and can become symptomatic. Mri'shelp see if it is inflamed.

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Dr. Eric Fete Dr. Fete
Emergency Medicine
18 years in practice
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Slammed thumb in door. Not broke in the joint. Tip is numb. No swelling. Could there be nerve damage? Should I be concerned?

Slammed thumb in door. Not broke in the joint. Tip is numb. No swelling. Could there be nerve damage? Should I be concerned?

Possible: Likely contused the nerve; it should go away on it's own within a few days. If not go see your doc

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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63 y/o w/f : what is causing swelling, pain and itching in lower legs. L4 with a bone spur and s1 is degenerating with nerve damage in legs.?

63 y/o w/f : what is causing swelling, pain and itching in lower legs. L4 with a bone spur and s1 is degenerating with nerve damage in legs.?

Not sure.: Swelling is a common cause of itching and pain in the lower extremities. This needs evaluation by physician as many potential causes - some serious. Not related to bone spur or degeneration of s1.

Dr. Eric Bluman Dr. Bluman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
19 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Had a grade 3 ankle sprain, 10 weeks of pt still pain, weak, in stable and swelling. Doctor said I may have nerve damage? How is this treated?

Two thoughts...: If the ankle instability remains a chronic problem it can be treated with taping, bracing or surgery. Although you do not give any specifics on the location of the nerve injury there are a minority of ankle sprains that result in traction (neuropraxic) injuries to the superficial peroneal nerve. This is a sensory nerve on the top of the foot. See an orthopaedic surgeon: www. Aaos. Org.

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Dr. Robert Kreb III Dr. Kreb III
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
46 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Zachary Veres Dr. Veres
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Mark Galperin Dr. Galperin
Pain Management
28 years in practice
First Leningrad Medical Institute of I. P. Pavlova
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Dr. Julie Abbott Dr. Abbott
Preventive Medicine
41 years in practice
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What's best medication to reduce swelling around nerve of I have trigeminal neuropathy? Will lyrica (pregabalin) work?

What's best medication to reduce swelling around nerve of I have trigeminal neuropathy? Will lyrica (pregabalin) work?

Painful!: Most cases of trigeminal or facial nerve pain are diagnosed as neuralgia. The mechanism is usually compression on the nerve from a blood vessel or injury or as the result of MS. Medications that block nerve firing, such as anti-seizure medications, are typically used: carbamazepam, topiramate, gabapentin/Neurontin, and pregabalin/Lyrica are used. There are also a number of surgical treatments.

Dr. Robert Breiner Dr. Breiner
Podiatry
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Can neuropathy cause my feet to swell? I have CHF but have never noticed any swelling. I have neuropathy in my feet. Just looking for an answer.

Can neuropathy cause my feet to swell? I have CHF but have never noticed any swelling. I have neuropathy in my feet. Just looking for an answer.

CHF: The swelling can cause the neuropathy. If there is fluid building up in your feet due to CHF, or any cause, it puts pressure on the nerves which can manifest itself as neuropathy. The feeling of numbness, pins and needles and sometimes burning can be part of the condition of neuropathy.

Dr. Bert Liang Dr. Liang
Neurology
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I have neuropathy in my toes. What are likely causes? NO swelling or redness either foot. Its the first 3 toes in each foot (large to small).HAIC norm

I have neuropathy in my toes. What are likely causes? NO swelling or redness either foot. Its the first 3 toes in each foot (large to small).HAIC norm

Many possibilities: Depending on what you describe as a neuropathy, it could be a number of different things. See you doctor to determine whether this can be assessed with a thorough history and physical examination, and whether there is a need for further either electrodiagnostic or radiographic testing.

Dr. Sam Markzar
783 Doctors shared insights

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