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Will nerve damage in my finger from an injury become progressively worse if it's not corrected?

Will nerve damage in my finger from an injury become progressively worse if it's not corrected?

Depends: It depends on the severity, location, nature of the injury. Some injuries are minor and will heal on their own, some will not. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Testing of the nerve may provide some helpful information as to the severity of the injury to the nerve As will a physical examination and neurologic examination. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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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How long is recommended off work after having nerve damage repair operation on little finger?

How long is recommended off work after having nerve damage repair operation on little finger?

Talk with surgeon: In all likelihood your surgeon has splinted the finger to minimize damage. Depending on the type of work you do it might be safe to go back to work. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Went to macys parade. Cold and windy. Tip of middle finger is still numb. Do I have permanent nerve damage? What should I do? No dis colorization.

Very unlikely. I --: Would be inclined to check you for a carpal tunnel syndrome, as that's a much commoner problem. It probably just coincidental that it started with going to the macy's.
If there is no discoloration, then it not likely a vascular (due to blood vessel's problems). Is there pain with it? Have you ever had it before?
See your pcp and get nerve conduction studies done.
Use wrist brace regularly. ...Read more

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Numb finger after dog bite. Is it nerve damage?

Numb finger after dog bite. Is it nerve damage?

Yes possible: Yes possible, digital nerves may be involved see your doctor after examination will refer to a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can stills Disease or perhaps the auto-immune repressive medications, cause nerve damage to the fingers (Numbness and pain)?

Can stills Disease or perhaps the auto-immune repressive medications, cause nerve damage to the fingers (Numbness and pain)?

Suspect illness: Suspect that this may be related more to Still or an overlap. We might consider associated carpal tunnel or neuropathy or vasculitis and less likely the medications ...Read more

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I have nerve damage in my finger (tingling+numbness+weakness) but not complete loss of feeling) and I'm wondering if correcting it is a risky procedur

I have nerve damage in my finger (tingling+numbness+weakness) but not complete loss of feeling) and I'm wondering if correcting it is a risky procedur

Not usually/depends: If PT/OT is not helping and pain/tingling is discomforting, a surgical consult with a recommended neurosurgeon would be an option to avoid complications of muscle wasting and continued loss of sensation. ...Read more

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Can CTS and Ulnar Nerve Damage cause all five fingers to twitch while resting on computer mouse?

Can CTS and Ulnar Nerve Damage cause all five fingers to twitch while resting on computer mouse?

Ulnar & median nerve: Yes, if you have both ulnar nerve and median nerve conditions, you may have twitching all over your hand, although the ulnar nerve alone supplies most of the hand muscles, and that is probably enough.

Watch where you set your elbow.

http://www. Neurocuro. Com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Some medication to take for nerve damaage I hurt my finger at work done nerve damage and the last digit on my index finger will not move on its own......I would like to know what I can to to deal with the pain so I can work on moving my injuried finger to

Some medication to take for nerve damaage I hurt my finger at work done nerve damage and the last digit on my index finger will not move on its own......I would like to know what I can to to deal with the pain so I can work on moving my injuried finger to

Digit: Digit is the word doctors use to mean a finger or a toe. Each finger has several segments, each named a phalanx. The word for more than one phalanx is "phalanges". The joints between each phalanx is called an interphalangeal joint, and the fingers have two interphalangeal joints. The interphalangeal joint that is closer to the fingertip is called the distal interphalageal joint, or dip. The other interphalageal joint is called the proximal interphalageal joint, or pip. At the base of each finger are the knuckles, which doctors call the metacarpal phalangeal joints, or mcp.

It is uncommon for a neurological problem to affect just one dip joint. More commonly, after an injury, this joint becomes fused or a tendon develops a contracture. Examination by a neurologist, hand surgeon, or occupational therapist (the kind of therapists that specialist in the hands) can determine the source of the problem. Once the source is identified, treatments, which might include surgery, other interventions, or medications can be chosen. ...Read more

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Possible nerve damage in arm, probably ulnar nerve entrapment. I would like a little more clarity/ guidance about how to recover finger strength?

If its confirmed you: Have a neuropathy or damaged nerves, then you should have Release Surgery to maximize your Nerve function, and finger strength should recover quite well.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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I've been writing with a pencil for the past 10 hours straight and now the tip of my right index finger is numb, could I have caused nerve damage?

I've been writing with a pencil for the past 10 hours straight and now the tip of my right index finger is numb, could I have caused nerve damage?

Likely mild: You could have temporarily compressed a small digital nerve on the finger, or this could be a presentation of a carpal tunnel syndrome. This might well reverse over the next few days, but if more fingers get involved, or symptoms worsen, would be useful to have your doctor examine this. ...Read more

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Do I have nerve damage? I was cutting open a package earlier and the knife slipped and went into my index finger. My finger bled quite a bit, and ever since the incident my whole hand has been experiencing a cold and somewhat numb sensation. It has been c

In: In all likelihood you do. The digital nerves run up the sides of the fingers and are closer to the skin than the digital arteries. So if you cut an artery you would have had to cut the nerve. My guess from your description is that the injury is on the side of the index finger next to the long finger or maybe in the webspace between the fingers.

Nerve repairs have the best results if they are done within 3 weeks of the injury. If you see a hand surgeon, he/she can easily diagnose whether you have cut a nerve. ...Read more

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Had blood drawn from top of hand today, dr moved needle a lot and it hurt lots. Now feels weird to move fingers. Chances of ulnar nerve damage?

Had blood drawn from top of hand today, dr moved needle a lot and it hurt lots. Now feels weird to move fingers. Chances of ulnar nerve damage?

Not the nerve: You've got edema and/or hemorrhage in among the extensor tendons and perhaps the interossei and lumbricals. Keep moving your hand. Get seen if it progresses to significant limitation of movement. ...Read more

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Is this nerve damage I had neck sergery this past october, when I got back in my room I had no use for my right arm and hand. Now I can only raise my arm a little from my side, and raise my arm a little streach out in front of me. My hand and fingers is n

Is this nerve damage I had neck sergery this past october, when I got back in my room I had no use for my right arm and hand. Now I can only raise my arm a little from my side, and raise my arm a little streach out in front of me. My hand and fingers is n

Hello.: Hello. It is very important to advise your neurosurgeon about this. It is quite common to have symptoms after surgery as often nerve roots become irritated by being handled. However your surgery was about five months ago. Your symptoms could be impacted by obstructed nerve flow or obstructed blood circulation (as well impeded lymphatic flow). This needs to be evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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I have horizontal nail ridges on thumb and little finger for 6 months now. Is it due to hormonal imbalance, nerve damage, or anemia?

I have horizontal nail ridges on thumb and little finger for 6 months now. Is it due to hormonal imbalance, nerve damage, or anemia?

Beau's Lines: The indentations can appear when growth at the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness. Conditions associated with beau's lines include uncontrolled diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, as well as illnesses associated with a high fever, such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia. Beau's lines can also also be a sign of zinc deficiency. ...Read more

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I have nerve damage in my neck, it affects my right arm, first two fingers and thumb along with my tongue. Which nerves are affected?

I have nerve damage in my neck, it affects my right arm, first two fingers and thumb along with my tongue. Which nerves are affected?

C6 nerve root: The tongue is the hard part. There may be two things going on. An MRI of the neck including the spine would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Is my finger infected or is this a joint/nerve injury? I sliced open my right index finger on left side around/up over my first joint. Dr at the ER was unsure if I had caused nerve damage but gave me 4 sutures. This was 3 days ago and my entire finger I

Is my finger infected or is this a joint/nerve injury? I sliced open my right index finger on left side around/up over my first joint. Dr at the ER was unsure if I had caused nerve damage but gave me 4 sutures. This was 3 days ago and my entire finger I

There: There are a number of structures that can be cut in this area, including the skin, extensor tendon, lateral bands, saggital bands, lumbrical tendon, interosseous tendon, flexor tendon, and collateral ligaments, as well as the digital nerves. A hand surgeon can evaluate each of these structures to determine if there is a functional injury. Nerve lacerations are often best repaired soon after an injury--usually within 1-2 weeks. They can be repaired later, but then are more likely to require something to bridge the gap, such as a synthetic nerve tube. Tendon lacerations are also best repaired quickly.

While infections can occur, usually you would have increasing pain, redness, and drainage. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and nerve damage from carpal tunnel surgery. I have no feeling in fingers or hands. Which medicines are best?

I have fibromyalgia and nerve damage from carpal tunnel surgery. I have no feeling in fingers or hands. Which medicines are best?

Several options: Both fibromyalgia and peripheral nerve damage are treated with medications such as Lyrica (pregabalin) or neurontin. In addition to these medications, Cymbalta and or Elavil are used to treat your condition.
You need to discuss this with your doctor. Keep in mind that you may never recover the feeling in your hands or fingers if you have true nerve damage. ...Read more

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Tingling in left forearm down to fingers after blood draw 2 days ago. Shock-like pain at poke site each time I flex arm. Perm nerve damage? Visit doc?

Inflammation: Most likely you just have localized inflammation of the nerve. There is nothing a physician will be able to do to fix this problem. You can try an NSAID such as ibuprofen or naproxen to help with the inflammation ...Read more

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That ‘funny bone’ area became sore from resting my elbow on a desk and now my pinky finger is somewhat numb. Will this go away? Is it nerve damage?

Perhaps.: This condition sounds like "cubital tunnel syndrome" which is a nerve irritation and possible compression of the ulnar nerve as it courses along the inner elbow. Continually working with a bent elbow, compression on arm rests and a few other factors are often associated with this condition. You should receive a nerve conduction study and be seen by a specialist to help this condition. ...Read more

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Is this normal or is it nerve damage I had neck sergery this past october. When I got to my room I had no use for my right arm and hand. Now I can raise my arm a little from my side and in front of me. My right hand amd fingers is swollen now my left hand

Is this normal or is it nerve damage I had neck sergery this past october. When I got to my room I had no use for my right arm and hand. Now I can raise my arm a little from my side and in front of me. My right hand amd fingers is swollen now my left hand

Lasting: Lasting numbness and weakness of part or all of a limb is usually caused by damage to the brain or spinal cord, or to a nerve or nerves. A surgeon or physician (doctor) can evaluate new or worse problems and help answer questions about progression or recovery. Limbs that are weak or numb can also become swollen. Sometimes this is because they are not being used, but there are other causes that are more serious. Swelling that is new is a reason to see a doctor quickly. ...Read more

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I think I have ulnar nerve damage! My pinky is numb and tingling and the side of my hand is numb. My ring finger feels heavy and weak. I put ice on b?

Ice on b?: Without knowing more information I cannot affirm whether your ulnar nerve is damaged. What is the mechanism of injury? How long have you been having the symptom? What makes it better or worse? Also, I am not sure what your question is. What do you mean when you write: "I put ice on b? " Please clarify. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have high pressure type ll diabetes nerve damage in my feet and fingers in order to lose weight I read the 28 egg diet will this help me or the african mango diet I worry about the hidden sugar in the fruit the question is what diet will be good for me

I have high pressure type ll diabetes nerve damage in my feet and fingers in order to lose weight I read the 28 egg diet will this help me or the african mango diet I worry about the hidden sugar in the fruit the question is what diet will be good for me

Avoid fad diets: All of these fad diets are just that. Fads. If you want to lose weight and keep it off and do it in a healthy way, talk to your pcp, or a dietician/nutritionist for diet tips and start an exercise routine of some sort. Even if it is just walking. ...Read more

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Numbness tingling in index finger since 2012. No relief after carpel tunnel surgery. Mri showed nerve damage in neck. Can anything be done?

Numbness tingling in index finger since 2012. No relief after carpel tunnel surgery. Mri showed nerve damage in neck. Can anything be done?

Hand surgeon: I recommend getting another opinion from a hand surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. I find it hard to believe that a neck problem would cause such a localized symptom in a distal area like one finger. ...Read more

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Had wrist fracture. Had surgery. Now have numbness and tingling in fingers. Emg showed nerve damage. Need follow up surgery. Is this correct?

Had wrist fracture. Had surgery. Now have numbness and tingling in fingers. Emg showed nerve damage. Need follow up surgery. Is this correct?

Unfortunately yes: There could be two problems, nerve damage from the swelling after the fracture and then the surgery. The second is if the nerve was injured during surgery. You need to see someone comfortable with nerve repairs encase a nerve laceration is found. ...Read more

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Slept on my arm on a flight 15 hours ago and the right two fingers and side of Palm on my right hand are still numb. Nerve damage or blood clot?

Nerve compression: Compressing the median nerve will cause this on the palm side, compressing the radial nerve will cause his on the back of the hand. It's doubtful there is significant damage. Give it is day or so, it should return to normal.

A blood clot often causes pain and swelling, it is rare for it to cause numbness. Blood clots also tend not to form in arms during sleep. ...Read more

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With fall on outstretched hand, had wrist sprain in er. Now have tingling little finger and sharp pain from elbow to hand. Is this ulnar nerve damage?

With fall on outstretched hand, had wrist sprain in er. Now have tingling little finger and sharp pain from elbow to hand. Is this ulnar nerve damage?

Ulnar n irritation: Yor ulnar nerve is bruised or irritated. You might have a hook of the hamate fracture causing the ulnar nerve problem. You need to see a hand surgeon and if appropriate they will order a ct of the wrist. ...Read more

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Had nerve entrapment in cervical spine with repair surgery in 2010. Have nerve damage in the medial side of the arm to thumb. I get sporadic spasms in the arm that locks my hand and fingers. Cause?

As above: What is the question? If u want treatment ask u physician. But. U need to remember some times pain can be chronic and medication r to nake it more tolerable and not to cure it. In addition physical therapy may be helpfull. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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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