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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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

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