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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Ulnar Neuritis

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I have ulnar nerve neuritis. Should I wear a sling? How should I treat it?

I have ulnar nerve neuritis. Should I wear a sling? How should I treat it?

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

Dr. Peter Glusker
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Neuritis (Definition)

Neuritis describes any condition where there is inflammation of a nerve or nerves, which may cause weakness, ...Read more


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Whats the difference between a sprain elbow and ulnar nerve neuritis? I got 2 different diagnosis from 2 doctors

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

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Ulnar nerve neuritis. Should I keep bending my arm of slowly straighten it? Elbow hurts when I try and cant fully do it.

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

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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?

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

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What actually causes the symptoms of neuritis?

What actually causes the symptoms of neuritis?

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 more

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What causes optic neuritis?

What causes optic neuritis?

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 more

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What are the causes of trigminal neuritis , and what is the definitive treatment?

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

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Can working in a steelmill cause optical neuritis be?

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

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Could uv/sunlight cause optic neuritis?

No: There is no scientific evidence that this can happen from uv radiation. Focus uv radiation can cause retinal disease. ...Read more

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Could optic neuritis be caused by child abuse?

Could optic neuritis be caused by child abuse?

Probably not: Child abuse, especially the shaken baby syndrome, causes significant damage in the eye, . Mostly retinal disruption with bleeding and loss of vision. The optic nerve is in a well protected canal and would only be damaged in these circumstances if the trauma were so great that the bones around the nerve were fractured although this would not be called optic neuritis, but just traumatic damage. ...Read more