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How To Lift Weights With Brachial Plexus Neuropathy
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
Therapy: Nerves will heal over time but full strength will slowly follow. It can take up to a year for a major nerve injury to heal. Continue to use the affected muscles. This will promote nerve growth and reorganization. Physical therapy does not end when you are discharged. You will need to continue your home program. ...Read more
Yes: Lifting weights can cause disc herniations or progression of the herniations which can lead to 'pinched nerves'. It can also lead to arthritis and foraminal narrowing and facet arthropathy long term, again giving the feeling of pinched nerves. While weightlifting is generally good for you, proper technique is integral to avoiding these issues. You can also have peripheral entrapment issues also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please clarify: Please repost your question with an explanation of which arteries and nerves you are referring to specifically and also how and why you think that yours are compressed and need decompressing. ...Read more
Wait for healing: Most brachial plexus injuries from car or motorcycle crashes involve stretching the nerves. Although they are not usually completely torn apart, they can take a long time to heal. In some cases, they do not heal at all. You can see a neurologist, and nerve conduction studies can be performed to document recovery. ...Read more
What is the difference between an arm compression sleeve and arm/elbow pad? Which would be better for ulnar nerve issues and weightlifting?
Neither since it's -: -due 2 the fact that when you flex Ur elbow, the nerve is stretched around the groove into the humerus called the lateral epicondyle. If it's mainly @ nite a splint 2 keep elbow straight will help. But if U begin 2 have continuous numbness in the little & ring finger, &/or weakness in the hand a surgical procedure bringing the nerve in front of the epicondyle is needed. C a fellowshiptrainedhandMd ...Read more
Gradual: In fibromyalgia, the muscles are normal but the perception of pain is abnormally increased. Lifting weights is a great way to break the pain-inactivity-more pain cycle. The key is to start with no weight or little weight and go through a very modest routine of the weight lifting motions. Every two sessions, increase the weight lifted but only in small increments. Many fms patients feel better. ...Read more
Does nerve damage and similar symptoms to ulnar nerve entrapment go along with spengels disease. I suffer from a raised scapula when flexing pectorali?
Two different things: You mentioned at least two different things. Sprengel's disease is a rare congenital deformity where one scapula is higher than another. The other thing you described is a "winged" scapula, where it "sticks out" when pressing against a wall. This is from damage to the long thoracic nerve. The treatment for sprengels' is surgery, which could conceivably damage the ltn and lead to winging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recover and rehabilitation for Ulnar claw and apparently Ulnar Nerve Entrapment due to heavy weight-lifting, tennis and CFT?
Yes: Carpal tunnel surgery releases a band of tissue in the wrist that retains finger flexors and the median nerve. Once released and sufficent time has passed (often requiring pt or occupational ) normal activities may be resumed. The timing of which depends on the amount of inflammation and your surgeons advice. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Lost motor function and sensation in 1 hand due to brachial plexus injury. What will be my locomotor disability %?
Recommendation : For proper answer about % of disability you need proper evaluation in medical office. ...Read more
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
Scar tissue brachial plexus debulked surgically 2010; residual weakness, inflexibility hand, wrist; pain there now with heavy lifting. Avoid lifting?
Get re-evaluated: Find a vascular surgeon with experience in area of brachial plexus problems or thoracic outlet syndrome, as these issues are complex and often solutions can be devised. In most cases, specialized EMG studies will be needed to ascertain what is occurring, and this too will require finding an experienced clinician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Related: Peripheral nerve damage is damage to both the nerve and the surrounding tissue since the nervous system is characterized by dependence of neurons on their supporting glia. Brachial plexus dysfunction (brachial plexopathy) is a form of peripheral neuropathy. It occurs when there is damage to the brachial plexus, an area where a nerve bundle from the spinal cord splits into each arm nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will I be able to return to weightlifting after recovering from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery?
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