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Ilioinguinal Nerve Entrapment Treatment
Depends on severity!:
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with splinting at night, streroid injections, and outpatient surgery. My bias is to get an injection first. I would get nerve conduction studies prior to surgery.
Also, the median nerve can be trapped higher up: this is called pronator teres syndrome, and is above the wrist and immeidately below the elbow. Check it out on wikipedia. ...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
Ulnar nerve: Sorry you are having trouble with your ulnar nerve. This is a pretty broad question because there are multiple sites where nerves can be entrapped. I would discuss with a physiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon. The ulnar nerve's anatomy is more variable than other nerves which makes the options more complicated. You may require an emg/ncv study before your question can be answered. ...Read more
Nerve conduction : Achilles area numbness and "pins and needles" or electric sensations around the ankle, may be worse at night. Emg/ncs can usually diagnose. Seen in athletes with tight laces to thier skates or soldiers with tight laces on boots. Also, seen with gastroc compression, or compartment syn, decompress rest nsaids more resistent cases may need meds for neuropathic pain and pt. ...Read more
How is a left ilioinguinal neurolysis surgery performed and what is the recovery like? I have a nerve entrapment from a previous c section.
What are treatments for "pudendal nerve entrapment"? Pain killers don't work, steroids work but it comes back when course is done. PT doesn't help.
Can magnetic resonance neurography detect injury/inflammation to the ilioinguinal nerve or the iliohypogastric nerve? If not, what can?
It may: Mr neurography has not been perfected, is only performed at a few specialized centers, and highly operator dependent. High resolution ultrasound may be more cost effective and provide the desired information. Regardless, injury to these nerves can be diagnosed on clinical grounds and imaging is rarely needed. Diagnostic nerve block with an anesthetic agent may help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
I have pain in area where my testicle was removed 8 years ago after exercising. Why? The docs say it might be ilioinguinal nerve?
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Possibly: I would think that a nerve block would calm the irritation thereof, although, it may only last for the duration of the block. ...Read more
Are there ilioinguinal nerve block injections which can block the nerve say for a period of one month?
Is ilioinguinal nerve the same size as sciatic nerve? Saw mr neurography image of the sciatic nerve. Can ilioinguinal nerve appear that clearly on mrn?
What is radio frequency ablation? Can it work for calming inflammation of irritated ilioinguinal nerve?
Yes: Before an ablation you would normally undergo at least two nerve blocks of the nerve to see if the there is any positive pain reduction. If there is and you meet certain criteria, then ablation could be an option. I would recommend at least two blocks prior to help reduce the change of a placebo effect. Discuss in detail with the doc recommending the procedure. ...Read more
Location: Pain refers to different areas.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had spermatic cord denervation done in April. Sustained a damaged ilioinguinal nerve from the surgery. In a lot of pain. Will I be in pain for life?
Can the ilioinguinal nerve and genital branch of genitofemoral nerve be evaluated by MRI for any problems?
Here are some...: Why do you raise this Q? Any concern after a surgery should be evaluated with detailed history to specify the features of symptoms with clear sequence of events + properly physical exam so to define what you felt & concerned after surgery is related with surgery itself or just lingering effect of healing process. For possible injury to nerve, all imaging studies are useless. So, faithfully work... ...Read more
Can scrotal trauma cause the cremaster muscle to swell & become inflammed which can b felt as groin pain&can it swell and compress ilioinguinal nerve?
Yes: Yes it can. It will usually worsen the first 2 days after the trauma, then start to improve. Scrotal support, ice and NSAID's such as ibuprofen can help. If it gets worse, see your doctor. One big concern is testicular torsion, though. This would need to be evaluated and treated emergently if present. See a doctor now if you are concerned about torsion. ...Read more
Does excision of ilioinguinal nerve during hernia repair surgery cause any complication afterwards, like atrophy of testis or some other complications?
Medication for ulnar nerve entrapment? Does it cure on its own? It's been 4 days tsince im experiencing numbness in my pinky and ring finger of right hand uptil my elbow
Cubital tunnel: Inflammation and compression of the ulnar nerve around the elbow can cause numbness/tingling in the ring and small fingers. This is called cubital tunnel syndrome and is treated with oral/injectable steroids, nsaid's, therapy. It is also important to avoid extreme elbow flexion and pressure on the inside part of the elbow. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment./surgery. ...Read more
What r symptoms of nerve entrapment in hand. What is treatment? Would it affect a chronic radial artery occlusion? If so how?
Numbness in fingers: Carpal tunnel is the most common nerve entrapment in the hand. It causes numbness in the thumb, index, and middle fingers. This can be treated with splints, injections, or surgery. Radial artery occlusion can cause numbness, but fingers would tend to be cooler and possibly discolored. Get it checked out. ...Read more
Open surgery: Any surgery around the nerves has risks and potential complications. Ulnar nerve surgery is a relatively common surgery done by neurosurgeons and nerve specialists. It involves identifying the nerve at the region of the elbow and freeing it up of any scar and adhesions. Sometimes, it is necessary to transpose it or move it slightly so that it is not as easily injured. ...Read more
Not typically: Ulnar neuropathy is a nerve entrapment at the elbow with typical symptoms of numbness of the small 1 and 1/2 fingers and weakness of the intrinsic hand muscles. Pain in the triceps can be from a herniated disc in the neck at the C7 level. Subluxation of the triceps muscle can mimic both conditions. A good physical exam, complimented by emg/ncs can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Pelvic Physical therapy, medications, acupuncture, chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, topical compounded medications, anti-inflammatories, percuteanous tibial nerve stimulation, stretching, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, integrative medicine, homeopathy, massage.
However, if the above don't help there is also nerve blocks and or surgical release.
Resource: http://www.advancedreconstruction.com/meet-the-doctors/dr-elkwood-md/ ...Read more
I think I have pudendal nerve entrapment. Can I still run? It is very painful after but all doctors just tell me I can...
Recommendations: Would get this addressed first, and start working with a physical therapist who has DOCUMENTED training in area of Pelvic Floor Therapy. Get involved in a rehabiitation program, and do NOT try to heal on your own. Also, find a doctor who understands your issues, such as a well-trained urologist. ...Read more
What kind of treatment can I try at home for this pinched nerve. My doctor says this what I have but wants to wait and see for now.?
Easy: Look for stretching exercises, avoid lifting or things that can "make your face red", ice followed by heat, otc anti-inflammatory agents if nothing was prescribed. ...Read more
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