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How to relieve ritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve\u0026#41; or central -- disc irritation of a nerve at the spinal cord at home?

How to relieve ritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve\u0026#41; or central -- disc irritation of a nerve at the spinal cord at home?

Please clarify: I'm sorry, it is not clear from your question whether you have meralgia paresthetica from irritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve or some kind of radiculopathy i.e. Nerve root irritation. Furthermore, what is the cause of this "irritation"? It's a basic principle of medicine that ailments are treated by addressing the cause. ...Read more

Cutaneous (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of most complex organs of body. 3 layers: epidermis (outer), dermis (main part) and subcutaneous layers covers entire body, contains many specialized cells, maintains body temp, gathers sensory info from the outer world, has extremely important immune functions. It can give crucial clues as to what is internal. Dermatology and plastic surgery are ...Read more


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Post op care of decompression surgery of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. I have this surgery wednesday, can you tell me the post op care please?

Post op care of decompression surgery of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. I have this surgery wednesday, can you tell me the post op care please?

Call your surgeon: Call your surgeon today if you have a question. Even if its not during normal work hours, someone will be covering. In general, wounds should be kept dry until they are not oozing fluid, then it is ok to shower - usually 24-48 hours. Activity as tolerated. Obviously it depends on the incision location regarding any special instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How often does femoral cutaneous nerve compression get worse rather than better?

How often does femoral cutaneous nerve compression get worse rather than better?

Meralgia: Meralgia paresthetica, which is the medical term, typically improves either on its own or with non-surgical treatments. It can, however, recur often. Non-surgical treatment involves alleviating inciting factors (tight clothes, etc.), weight loss, and nsaid's. Surgery can be an option for refractory cases. ...Read more

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Can a hernia affect the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve ?

Can a hernia affect the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve ?

Hernias can do a lot: The "posterior cutaneous nerve" I think is AKA posterior division of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN). LFCN problems mess up feeling in the front, outside of the thigh. Symptoms usu. happen with seat belt inj., bone grafts and diabetes. There are many weird hernias in the pelvis so it seems possible to compromise the LFCN but in 30 yrs of reading CT and MRI, I've not seen it. ...Read more

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Could an injury to the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve due to surgery heal?

Could an injury to the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve due to surgery heal?

Takes Time: Will take a long time to heal. Nerves are one of the slowest tissues in your body to return back to normal. Many times it can be month, if not years if they do heal. ...Read more

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What is petellar tendon lateral femoral condyle friction syndrome and how is it treated?

What is petellar tendon lateral femoral condyle friction syndrome and how is it treated?

Hoffa's syndrome: Due to trauma or altered biomechanics or wear and tear inflammation, the anterior fat pad of your knee gets pinched between the femoral condyle and the kneecap. Treatment is usually conservative at first (rest, ice, nsaids, pt), but sometimes surgery is done when conservative treatment fails. ...Read more

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What is abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome?

What is abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome?

Pinched nerve: I think you are referring to the lateral cutaneous femoral nerve syndrome. This is a situation where a nerve branch gets entrapped and can lead to numbness and sometimes pain in the anterior thigh. ...Read more

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What does patellar tendon-lateral femoral condyle friction syndrome mean ?

What does patellar tendon-lateral femoral condyle friction syndrome mean ?

Friction: This refers to friction between your patellar tendon (the part just under your kneecap), and the end of your femur. Misalignment of the patella can be a cause, which is why physical therapy can be very effective, to restore better patellar tracking. Other treatment options include injections, nsaids (i.e. Ibuprofen, aleve), and surgery. ...Read more

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17 and had a lateral release 2 years ago for patella femoral syndrome. I still have pain, should I get more surgery to correct it?

17 and had a lateral release 2 years ago for patella femoral syndrome. I still have pain, should I get more surgery to correct it?

Patellofemoral pain: Repeat surgery should be reserved for those that have maximized and failed conservative measures. This would include a complete kinetic chain eval including gait, range of motion and strength. Tis would be at the knee and areas remote from the knee that contribute to patellar glide. Also considerations for mcconnell or kinesiotaping for neurofacillatory improvement. ...Read more

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Symptoms and causes for entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh?

Symptoms and causes for entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh?

Meralgia: Impingement of the lateral cutaneous nerve is termed meralgia paresthetica; it involves numbness and/or burning pain down the distribution of the nerve. It is caused by, usually, an overweight individual's soft tissue compressing down on the nerve when sitting down, causing injury. ...Read more

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What does "entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh" mean? What conditions go along with that?

What does "entrapment of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh" mean?  What conditions go along with that?

Pressure on nerve: This means that the nerve that carries sensation from the outer part of the thigh gets entrapped or pinched in the thigh or pelvis. Usually this happens as it passes down from the abdomen to the thigh underneath a ligament. This is mostly seen in diabetics, people who experience rapid weight gain, pregnancy, obesity, tight clothes/belts. It is generally gets better once the cause is removed. ...Read more

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How do you workout with pateller femoral pain syndrome?

How do you workout with pateller femoral pain syndrome?

Protect kneecaps: Knee cap cartilage wear is the issue. Patella compression force is 8 times body weight w jumping, and 3xbw during squats/stairs.Avoid inclines, declines, squats, lunges, stairmaster, leg presses as all increase pressure and harm worn patella cartilage. Idealized weight decreases patella load. Keep knees straight during all quad exercises. Crosstrain. Hams curls, calves, hips are all ok. ...Read more

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What is the fastest eay to correct patello femoral syndrome? I've already been through therapy, but I am still experiencing problems

What is the fastest eay to correct patello femoral syndrome? I've already been through therapy, but I am still experiencing problems

Therapy: I have never seen surgery work lateral release is good all others I don't know we had a hard time in the army makng a positive difference. ...Read more

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Best way of curing patella femoral syndrome?

Best way of curing patella femoral syndrome?

Time...: Ah, the runner's knee! i hope you went to see a sport specialist. Ice the knee 20-30 minutes every 3-4 hours for several days if this is new. Rest the leg with a pillow beneath the knee. Use some anti-inflammatory nsaids and physical therapy by a professional. Abstain from using the knee/leg for a while. Be patient, it should pass with time and attention. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for patella femoral syndrome?

Is surgery necessary for patella femoral syndrome?

No: Patellofemoral syndrome is a common source of anterior knee pain and it is often related to mild patellar maltracking. Usually physical therapy, activity modification, and a short course of anti-inflammatory medication will do the trick. In most cases, surgery is not indicated. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is patella femoral syndrome?

Kneecap problems: Your patella is your knee cap and patello femoral syndrome is a term that covers a broad range of kneecap problems ranging from arthritis, to pain to mild instability and maltracking. ...Read more

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What causes patella femoral syndrome?

Many things.: Jumping can do it. Patellar mistracking can do it. Hypermobility can do it. Cycling with to short a seat can do it. There are many causes I have not mentioned. And finally, any combination of factors make it more likely. ...Read more

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Can I use a mini exercise bike for patella femoral syndrome?

Can I use a mini exercise bike for patella femoral syndrome?

Yes: Absolutely, try to avaoid impact activities and deep flexion exercises such as lunges. These put a lot of stress on the patella. Keep your quads stretched and cross train. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

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