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Causes Of Ulnar Neuritis
Cushion the elbow: this is usually Trauma to the elbow. Include patient is to make certain no blood pressure. Your physician may have to have you see a neurologist to help clarify where the injury is. Initially after an injury you ice the area and after that heat. Avoid pressure to the elbow, because when you sleep and working keep pressure off of the elbow. Also caution with your elbow when you sit in a chair. ...Read more
Whats the difference between a sprain elbow and ulnar nerve neuritis? I got 2 different diagnosis from 2 doctors
Suggestions: Not sure what is meant by elbow "strain", but here are some guidelines: if ulnar nerve trapped at elbow, will have numbness and tingling over digits 4 and 5 in hand, with weakness in spreading fingers apart (EMG test can confirm). Localized elbow problems include bursitis, epicondylitis (medial or lateral), "tennis" elbow, and would cause local pain, swelling, stiffness. ...Read more
Ulnar nerve neuritis. Should I keep bending my arm of slowly straighten it? Elbow hurts when I try and cant fully do it.
Gentle: To give the best answer I need more details. Do you have an arthritis disease,? have you had any injury to the neck, elbow, arm? How long has the problem been there? Did anything in particular trigger the pain? Is the elbow swollen? If this is a new problem and the elbow hurts and is swollen the elbow is the cause. Gentle stretching is OK. The first step is to get a diagnosis of the cause. ...Read more
I have ulnar nerve neuritis and the pain started at the elbow. Is there a chance of it healing on its own? Shld I straighten my arm when sleeping?
Ulnar neuritis: This can heal on its own if you avoid sitting or sleeping too long in the bent elbow position and avoid resting your elbow on the table, etc. Some people are born with a tight tendon at the elbow though, where the nerve passes under, and surgery to lessen the pressure on the nerve is needed for relief. Try elbow brace first to keep arm straight when asleep. ...Read more
Neuritis not simple: An irritated nerve will produce symptoms of pain in the nerve area, and may cause weakness as well. Usually this term is used to specify a neurve related painful condition. However, sometimes the problem is in the brain and it only seems like it is in a nerve. Vestibular neuritis is a misnomer, the problem is usually in the inner ear. Brachial plexitis is also a neuritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Unless you have contact with toxic solvents, or in contact with drugs which cause arteritis or vasculitis, it is most likely that your work has nothing to do with the eye issue, and other causes should be considered. Have a thorough evaluation with first an ophthalmologist and later a neurologist. If an MRI of brain shows additional lesions, this may be early ms. ...Read more
MS and idiopathic: Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerves that presents with vision loss, pain with eye movement & "fading vision" when a person gets hot (like in the shower). It is most commonly associated with ms- multiple sclerosis - especially in women. Other causes are idiopathic (we don't know) and rarely from autoimmune diseases such as lupus or infections such as lyme's disease, TB or syphilis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Facial Pain: Trigeminal neuralgia is pain in a specific pattern on your face that is often described as "lightning" pain that is made worse by soft touch, chewing, etc. There are many treatments including medication (tegretol) nerve treatments (ganglolysis) or surgery (microvascular decompression). Each treatment has its risk and benefits. ...Read more
How long does optic neuritis last when there is no underlying cause? Is two weeks after diagnoses too late to start steroids?
Get treated: There is ALWAYS a cause for optic neuritis, and it should be treated. Best approach is to use intravenous methylprednisolone, or intramuscular ACTHAR. But if not treated, your outcome is likely permanent loss of vision. See ophthalmologist or neurologist and get this addressed ASAP ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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