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How To Heal Pinched Nerve Foot Drop
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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Pinched nerves: Peripheral nerves can regenerate once the compression has been relieved. The rate of recovery and the degree of recovery varies by the severity and duration of the compression. Nerves can continue to heal and recover 18 months after the impingement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generic answer: Variety of different approaches based on which nerve, and where. Surgery might be an answer for ruptured disc, pinching nerve in neck or back. Carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, nerves decompressed at wrist and elbow. Sometimes local steroid injections, even epidural steroids may stabilize the compression. Never hurts to supplement with one b-100 complex daily, and meds useful for symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can nerve damage from siatica heal on its own from herniated disk ? Right foot can stand on heel it drops what kind of doc should I see spine doc?
Be evaluated: You would need to be followed closely. But yes, weakness from a herniated disc can potentially improve as the herniation heals. But you need to be followed closely because if it worsens you might need urgent surgery to avoid a complete and permanent "foot drop." See a spinal surgeon to discuss, even if you don't think you need surgery, you need to be followed by a surgeon just in case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sciatiic damage: Sciatic nerve damage can occur from a number of different conditions. Most commonly disc herniations can result in damage to the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord that give rise to the sciatic nerve. Other more peripheral problems can also cause sciatic nerve injury such as piriformis syndrome. The injury can become permanent if the underlying cause is not identified and treated. ...Read more
Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How long will it take to recover from the pinched nerve surgery on my arm, or could it be a torn rotator cuff?
Hard to say: Recovery from a compressive neuropathy can take several months to a year to completely recover depending how much damage to the nerve was caused and the recovery my be incomplete in some cases. You could potentially have a rotator cuff tear also, you might need an MRI or ultrasound. Surgery to decompress a nerve should have some immediate relief, but certainly not complete relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes , physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, ice will not.: No, ice will not, probably help. Foot drop is caused by a serious injury to the common peroneal nerve, and/or entrapment of the nerve causing paralysis of the peroneal muscles. Seek medical help asap, you do not want this to become a permanent paralysis ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things...: Tarsal tunnel syndrome can be treated conservatively with injections around the problem area, physical therapy to strengthen and improve the function of the ankle, and splinting to hold the ankle off the nerve that is getting pinched. If these things do no work quickly, though, an orthopedic surgeon may need to do surgery to relieve the compression on the nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Will severe tennis elbow cause your sensory nerve to be slow. The emg show my radial nerve at 26. I'm having tennis elbow surgery soon. Will this help?
See below: These are two separate conditions but have similar symptomatology . Conservative treatment is similar for these conditions. You may want to seek an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in upper extremity conditions to explain the different etiologies(causes) of these conditions. ...Read more
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