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Finger Nerve Damage
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
I was bit by a dog on my right ring and middle fingers in 1998 lot's of nerve damage. The pain is coming back. What can I do about it?
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
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
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
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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