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Doctor insights on: Ilioinguinal Nerve Entrapment Treatment

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What is the treatment for median nerve entrapment?

What is the treatment for median nerve entrapment?

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

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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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What are the treatment optios for ulnar nerve entrapment?

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

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Is Physiotherapy the correct treatment for Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

Sometimes: Ulnar nerve entrapment typically occurs at the elbow, but can also occur at the wrist. A short course of anti-inflammatories, bracing, and activity modification can usually resolve the symptoms. A referral to a specialist may be needed if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My doctor says I do have sural nerve entrapment. What is the cause and what is the treatment?

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

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How is a left ilioinguinal neurolysis surgery performed and what is the recovery like? I have a nerve entrapment from a previous c section.

How is a left ilioinguinal neurolysis surgery performed and what is the recovery like? I have a nerve entrapment from a previous c section.

Pinched nerve: The nerve is exposed surgically and freed up from surrounding scar tissue, other than the usual postoperative surgical pain from the incision there should be minimal discomfort. ...Read more

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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

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Does ilioinguinal nerve block injection have the ability to calm irritation of this nerve?

Does ilioinguinal nerve block injection have the ability to calm irritation of this nerve?

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

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Are there ilioinguinal nerve block injections which can block the nerve say for a period of one month?

Nerve blocks : Ilio inguinal nerve blocks can be effective if it is due to pain to related ioinguinal nerve. It is difficult to predict as to how long would pin relief last ...Read more

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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?

Not likely: The sciatic nerve is anatomically larger than the ilioinguinal nerve. Mrn is not widely available. The ilioinguinal nerve is not as likely to be seen as clearly on mrn as the sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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What is radio frequency ablation? Can it work for calming inflammation of irritated ilioinguinal nerve?

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

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Does the ilioinguinal nerve and the iliohypogastric nerve have some connection in the scrotum?

Does the ilioinguinal nerve and the iliohypogastric nerve have some connection in the scrotum?

Yes : These nerves (usually the ilioinguinal) provide sensory nerve supply to the upper part of the scrotum. Damage, injury, entrapment, compression of these nerves can cause an aharp, burning, lancinating and radiating pain into the scrotum. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need time: Time will tell. Give it 3-6 months. If it is not gong away, or too severe to wait, see a pain specialist, usually an anesthesiologist, in a pain center. If that all fails, may need to remove the nerve. Best of luck. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can the ilioinguinal nerve and genital branch of genitofemoral nerve be evaluated by MRI for any problems?

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

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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?

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

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Does excision of ilioinguinal nerve during hernia repair surgery cause any complication afterwards, like atrophy of testis or some other complications?

NO , it will not: Possible to cause injury to ilioinguinal nerve result in numbness in a small area upper medial thigh, will not cause testicular atrophy however vascular injury will result testicular atrophy. ...Read more

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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

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

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I was diagnosed with anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment, had a shot of Lidocaine and Kenalog (triamcinolone). What other treatment options are there?

Any nerve: Hopefully someone is also using one of the neuropathic pain meds you should have had at least 50% pain relief for 6 wks to have another. Be careful with nerve destruction because there can be a severe neuritis happen with a peripheral nerve ...Read more

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What r symptoms of nerve entrapment in hand. What is treatment? Would it affect a chronic radial artery occlusion? If so how?

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

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Number one treatment for a pinched nerve?

Tx for pinched nerve: In the absence of neurologic deficits, time is the great healer, with stretching and core exercises. ...Read more

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How serious is ulnar nerve entrapment surgery?

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

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Can nerve entrapment at elbow cause tricep pain?

Can nerve entrapment at elbow cause tricep pain?

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

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I have ulnar nerve entrapment when is surgery needed?

Depends: It really depends on how severe the entrapment is. Mild irritation at the elbow is treated with rest, steroid injections, and padding. If there is clinical weakness in the fingers that are's innervated by the ulnar nerve, then surgery is important to be done. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about second surgery to relieve ulnar nerve entrapment?

Ulnar nerve: A second surgery for an ulnar nerve entrapment can sometimes be needed. While in most cases the entrapment can be relieved with one procedure there are situations where the nerve can re-scar in and need to be again released from the entrapment. ...Read more

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What non-surgical, non-invasive procedures exists to treat pudendal nerve entrapment?

What non-surgical, non-invasive procedures exists to treat pudendal nerve entrapment?

Few: 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

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I think I have pudendal nerve entrapment. Can I still run? It is very painful after but all doctors just tell me I can...

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

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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