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Median Nerve Injury Medication
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
What's the difference symptom wise, of carpel tunnel syndrome and median nerve injury ? Can cervical rf procedure cause median nerve injury?
19 y ulnar/median nerve torn 2 years ago now going to gym but my arm isn't perfect and suffers, coach recommends Animal Pak 1pack/day multiV to help with nerve injury, it has lotsof vitaminsworried?
See Neurology: You need to have your physician clarify the neurologic damage. A neurologist can help clarify this. ...Read more
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
That dpends: The nerve damage is rated three ways:1) numbness/little weakness, 2) major numbness/obvious weakness, 3) doesn't feel or move the hand. For the lattr two, in an acute laceration(not tearing injury) surgery to repair the nerve is best option. If the first type, then therapy and protective care will give the best outcome. ...Read more
Gud morng doctor,
vikesh from india(hyderabad)
i had a surgery to fix median nerve.How long does nerve damage take to recover from hand(age25)?
I have median nerve damage and also missing a tendon below my thumb from having carpal tunnel surgery. Im hearing nerve grafts and im scared ?
Depends: This would depend on the nerve that you are concerned about.Based on the type of work as a cashier, you are likely concerned about carpal tunnel syndrome.This leads to numbness and pain in the thumb, index and 3rd fingers. If it is mild, check with a hand or occupational therapist for exercises or splints that may help.If it worsens, see a neurosurgeon to discuss possible surgery to free the nerve. ...Read more
Wrist flexibility: Certain exercises that increase flexibiliity especially in the carpal tunnel can help symptoms of nerve compression. Ultimately, strengthening the affected forearm muscles can also help in the long run. But first you need to calm down the nerve symptoms and try to minimize any exacerbating activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a nerve injury to my lingual nerve. It's not fully severed but i think it could be partially.. Can this heal naturally?
Quite difficult: The majority of injuries result in transient sensory disturbance but, in some cases, permanent abnormal sensation (paræsthesia), reduced sensation (hypoæsthesia) or, even worse, some form of unpleasant abnormal sensation (dysæsthesia) can occur.The spontaneous recovery rate for nerve injuries related to lower wisdom tooth (3rd molar) removal is quite variable ranging from 50% - 100%.Rarely. ...Read more
Immobilize: The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve that supplies the outside of the lower leg and outer edge of the foot. It enters the foot behind the malleolus(bump) of the outer ankle. Injury can be aggravated by movement of the ankle because tendons of the ankle travel with the nerve. Resting the sural nerve will help it heal. ...Read more
Ulnar nerve injury: An ulnar nerve injury occurs due to trauma or compression, often at the inner elbow. It may cause numbness of the forearm and hand and weakness, especially in the hand. It can be treated with splinting, but often surgery is needed for severe cases. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alveolar nerve: The inferior alveolar nerve supplies sensation to the jaw. Injury to the nerve can be caused by a variety of conditions including infection, trauma, tumors. For long standing nerve injuries it is important to seek medical treatment with a specialist who focuses on face pain such as a neurosurgeon or oral surgeon, . ...Read more
Unable to tell: With this information. It depends on how much cauterization, which nerves, etc. As a general rule, not specific to this, smaller nerves that are mildly damaged in minor surgeries often recover but will take sometimes six to nine months as nerves grow extremely slow compared to other tissue. While i can not be sure in your case with limited info, give it a year until you feel it is permanent. ...Read more
Answer depends: Perhaps the most common nerve injury from lifting weights is carpal tunnel syndrome caused by hypertrophy of the flexor tendons. This occurs with very committed weight lifters. This can be treated by night time wrist splinting sometimes. Where are your symptoms and how did the injury occur? That will help us answer the question directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...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
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