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Numbness in finger due to injury to nerve?

Numbness in finger due to injury to nerve?

Usually: Nerve injury causing numbness in a finger can occur anywhere from the digital nerve in the finger to the nerve roots exiting from the cervical spinal cord. Circulatory disturbances to the hand can also cause numbness. Electrical nerve testing called nerve conduction study (ncs) can localize many cases of sensory nerve injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Grim
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Can an injured rotator cuff cause fingers to tingle?

Can an injured rotator cuff cause fingers to tingle?

Possible/unlikely: If there is a significant amount of swelling around the nerves that pass through to the arm and hand, a rotator cuff tear could cause those symptoms. It is far more likely that a nerve is being pinched- either in the neck or tight muscles around the neck/shoulder. A physiatrist can diagnose and treat these conditions. ...Read more

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How to heal bruising infection palm due to tissue injury?

How to heal bruising infection palm due to tissue injury?

Tissue tells: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications for the first 24hrs. ...Read more

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How to treat an injured or dislocated shoulder and injury in thigh rotater cup area?

How to treat an injured or dislocated shoulder and injury in thigh rotater cup area?

Depends: This is a complex issue. A person < 45 yo usually doesn't need surgery after one shoulder dislocation. A person > 45 may have torn a rotator cuff and may need surgery. It is my strong recommendation that you see an orthopedic surgeon with experience with shoulders for a thorough discussion of all the issues. ...Read more

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Can rotatory cuff injury lead to dislocation in shoulder?

Can rotatory cuff injury lead to dislocation in shoulder?

Rarely: A massive rotator cuff tear can lead to shoulder instability (typically a subluxation/partial dislocation, but not a full dislocation). This may depend on multiple factors including the size, location and chronicity of the tear. On the other hand a traumatic shoulder dislocation can sometimes cause a rotator cuff tear, particularly in patients over the age of 40. ...Read more

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How to increase healing for brachial plexus injury?

How to increase healing for brachial plexus injury?

Let explain: To increase the healing of the brachial plexus injury, first you diagnose it early and treat accordingly, from splinting to major surgery, this way you assure the healing. Some of the injury will recover even if you do that, this way you maximize the healing potential. ...Read more

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Could my wrist pain be due to a repetitive motion injury?

Could my wrist pain be due to a repetitive motion injury?

Certainly possible: Certain repetitive motions like computer work and assembly work can cause and exacerbate wrist pain. It is important to get a good exam and possible associated studies to determine if the problem is just tendonitis or possibly carpal tunnel syndrome which may ultimately cause permanent nerve damage if not treated. ...Read more

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Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will also show if a piece of bone was pulled off of the patella or tibia. The diagnosis is made clinically - you cannot raise your leg straight up while keeping your knee straight. You may also feel a defect in the tendon. ...Read more

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Knee injury from basketball, what to do?

Knee injury from basketball, what to do?

Ice.: Ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. If you can take anti inflammatory medications, like aleve, (naproxen) that helps bring down swelling. If you're still concerned after about a week, then you should see an orthopedic knee surgeon, for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best steroid to heal a ucl hand injury and atrophied thumb muscle?

What is the best steroid to heal a ucl hand injury and atrophied thumb muscle?

Won't work: While steroid injection may help with the symptoms of an ulnar collateral ligament injury they will not facilitate healing or improve outcome. High grade acute ucl injuries usually require repair, while chronic high grade injuries usually require reconstructions for joint stabilization. Rehabilitation after repair or reconstruction will usually help reverse muscle atrophy. ...Read more

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How to fixe a petellas tendonitis knee injury?

How to fixe a petellas tendonitis knee injury?

Ice.: Ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, several times per day. Wear a patellar tendon strap, available at most pharmacies. Participate in physical therapy for stretching and strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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How to rehabilitate a shoulder injury in football?

How to rehabilitate a shoulder injury in football?

Physical Therapy: There are of course many different types of injuries that can affect a shoulder. Appropriate evaluation by a trainer and/or orthopaedic surgeon will help direct treatment. Most injuries can be adequately treated with rehab and therapy. ...Read more

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What exactly leads to the stiffness from a rotator cuff injury?

What exactly leads to the stiffness from a rotator cuff injury?

Pain, loss of motion: Will both cause stiffness. As movements of the shoulder hurt, while not moving it ( and resting it) would mean less pain but it'll result in stiffness. ...Read more

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Can a rotator cuff injury cause tingling in my arm and wrist?

Can a rotator cuff injury cause tingling in my arm and wrist?

Could be from neck: I see many patients with rotator cuff tears that also have numbness, tingling, and even weakness below the shoulder into the arm, forearm, and wrist/hand. The neurological symptoms below the shoulder notoriously arise from an ongoing neck problem such as a pinched nerve within the cervical spine. ...Read more

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How painful is it to recover from a thumb radial collateral ligament reconstruction?

How painful is it to recover from a thumb radial collateral ligament reconstruction?

Not too bad: Well, in the spectrum of orthopedic surgery it is pretty well tolerated. It can be Done under general or regional anesthesia, splinting is typically used for approximately 6-8 weeks. I would discuss your specific case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How to heal a hand injury from mma?

How to heal a hand injury from mma?

Injury: Hands are complex. The time to heal depends on the injury sustained. If you haven't visited a hand specialist, i would advise you to do so. Many of the injuries from mma are fractures, which require accurate repositioning of the boney fragments in order to get the best return of function. A thorough examination and possibly xrays are in order. ...Read more

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Can a thumb injury lead to numbness in your upper arm?

No: Numbness in the upper arm is not related to your injury, it is most likely from a pinched nerve in the neck. I would recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can splint help a brachial plexus injury?

Can splint help a brachial plexus injury?

Yes: When of the methods to treat brachial plexus injury is to use splints to avoid contractures. ...Read more

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For 4 months now my middle finger of right hand has been total numbness/pain due to golf injury of forearm. No anti-infl/cortisone helped. Any idea??

For 4 months now my middle finger of right hand has been total numbness/pain due to golf injury of forearm. No anti-infl/cortisone helped. Any idea??

Nerve injury: You may have suffered injury to the medial nerve which innervates the three digits on the pinky side from recent injury or possible carpel tunnel syndrome.Use Ibuprofen to decrease inflammation or any pain you may have. These usually resolve with time though you have had residual numbness. A nerve conduction study by a neurologist can provide info. OTC Wrist splints can help in carpel tunnel. ...Read more

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For 4 months now my middle finger of right hand has been total numbness/pain due to golf injury of forearm. No anti-infl/cortisone helped. Any idea??

 For 4 months now my middle finger of right hand has been total numbness/pain due to golf injury of forearm. No anti-infl/cortisone helped. Any idea??

Middle finger numb: Median or radial nerve injury is most likely. Recommend Electromyeologram/Nerve Conduction Study be done to help answer question. If positive for nerve injury, need to see good hand surgeon. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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What should be done for a torn forearm injury?

What should be done for a torn forearm injury?

Torn what: Where is the tear? Skin, muscle? Skin lacerations are obvious but muscle tears are problematic. The severity of the tear, the disability resulting, the area involved all play into the treatment. See an orthopedist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi along time ago I experienced a forearm injury arm wrestling (:(.......) I heard what I remember as a ripping sound at the inner point where my fore?

Hi along time ago I experienced a forearm injury arm wrestling (:(.......) I heard what I remember as a ripping sound at the inner point where my fore?

Biceps injury: The biceps tendon comes off the upper arm and inserts onto the proximal part of the forearm bone (the radius). During an arm wrestling event the biceps comes under tremendous load and this load can overload the insertion site of the tendon on the bone causing a significant injury or actual tendon tear. A thorough orthopaedic evaluation is now warranted. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my hand to swell up 48 hours after a mid-forearm injury?

Is it normal for my hand to swell up 48 hours after a mid-forearm injury?

Swelling: Swelling commonly occurs further down the extremity from an injury. Elevating the extremity can help, as can gentle movement of the hand and fingers--this will help to squeeze the fluid from the extremity. Swelling of the hand is common after an upper extremity injury. ...Read more

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I have blunt pain in forearm, no physical injury.?

Not enough info.: Depends on how long you have this pain and what brings it on. Unlikely to be serious ...Read more

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Hi Dr. I feel from time to time a discomfort "localized" pain in my forearm and left side chest. Could you explain me difference in gym injury or othe?

Hi Dr. I feel from time to time a discomfort "localized" pain in my forearm and left side chest. Could you explain me difference in gym injury or othe?

Chest and arm: The brain often perceives discomfort from the chest as also coming from the arm. Of course, more information about your symptoms is needed in order to make a differential diagnosis. Possibilities include a pinched nerve in the rib cage or actual musculoskeletal inflammation or sprain in the arm itself. A physician will take a history, perform an examination and order appropriate tests for diagnosi ...Read more

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What could cause pain on the inside forearm. Can't stretch out arm. No injury to it.

What could cause pain on the inside forearm. Can't stretch out arm. No injury to it.

Medial forearm: The most common cause is medial epicondylitis or golfer elbow affecting the muscles and tendons on the inside of the elbow. Tennis elbow is traditionally on the outside. With the popularity of putting more topspin on your shots we are seeing more issues with the inside as well. Other uncommon stuff can't be ruled out but hope this helps. Knowledge is power, demystify medicine, power to the people. ...Read more

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Any advice? What sort of disability/medical reason/injury would require the use of forearm crutches?

Any advice? What sort of disability/medical reason/injury would require the use of forearm crutches?

Any need for: Long term crutch use can require lofstrand, or forearm crutches. Axillary crutches are not intended for long term. So if some one needs crutches long term, say from nerve damage in legs leading to weakness, they may require these types of crutches. ...Read more

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My arms hurt on the inside. I have no injury or overuse but hurts worse u. My forearm on the inside. What could it be?

Many possibilities: which can easily be figured out on exam. If the areas hurt with local touching, then that's where the cause is. AND, if it is pain radiating into it from the neck, then C-Spine disease. The fact it is both arms is interesting. Can be from muscle strain but fibromyalgia, myopathy and C-SPINE disease would be concerns. ...Read more

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What causes continued pain the elbow and forearm aside from an injury?

What causes continued pain the elbow and forearm aside from an injury?

Arthritis, nerve inj: Contimued pain in the arm may be related to any of the three nerves entering the arm. I t may also be related to arthritis, tendonitis, or muscle problems. A thorough evaluation including in depth physical examination and perhaps nerve testing may be needed. ...Read more

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What scans are commonly used to diagnose a forearm muscle injury?

What scans are commonly used to diagnose a forearm muscle injury?

MRI and X-rays: If advanced imaging is recommended for a soft tissue injury to the forearm that may involve muscle, the most common modality is an mri. ...Read more

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Following an injury I had 2 weeks ago, i've had persistent dull pain on the lower end of my forearm (side facing body). X ray shows nothing. Ideas?

Following an injury I had 2 weeks ago, i've had persistent dull pain on the lower end of my forearm (side facing body). X ray shows nothing. Ideas?

Soft tissue injury: Much would depend on what type of injury you had i.E did you bang it, twist it, pull it etc.. ? X-rays only show injury to bones, so injuries to ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves will not show up. A good history and exam by a hand surgeon will tell a lot. If needed an MRI could help with the diagnosis of soft tissue injuries. Best of luck. ...Read more

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