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Multiple Nerve Entrapment Syndrome
Personal: Everyone's response to pain is very individual.I have very stoic pts & very sensitive ones.The real question is what can be done to get rid of the nerve entrapment?A good history & phys. incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers.Care may include surgery or meds (standard treatments), manipulation, or a newer, highly effective but little known treatment called Neuroprolotherapy. ...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
Rectocele repair: A repair of the rectus sheath is needed to alleviate pain and discomfort. ...Read more
Can popliteal artery entrapment syndrome cause swelling around the ankle region with a palpable bulge along the lateral aspect of the achilles tendon?
Varies: It varies somewhat on what structures are involved. Compressuon of the popliteal artery alone would usually cause primarily arterial inflow issues, but if the venous structures are involved, then venous outflow problems can cause swelling in the leg and foot. It is probably a lot more common, though, that you also have a condition in your foot/ ankle that is contributing. Be seen if concerned. ...Read more
Went to the ER for gallstone pain the radiologist spotted Nutcracker syndrome/ left renal vein entrapment syndrome. Can a vascular surgeon use this CT?
What body parts can you train at the gym if you have cubital tunnel syndrome or ulner nerve entrapment in general specifically at the elbow?
Avoid flexion : There are no known exercises that are known to help cubital tunnel syndrome; which, as you said is an entrapment syndrome of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Flexion and direct pressure can aggravate it, so avoiding flexion of the elbow can help in mild cases. Even to the point we used to have patients use a knee pad and put it in the elbow reversed to keep the elbow straight. ...Read more
How long safe to not correct equinus contracture in ankle? Have compartment syndrome, nerve entrapment both sides of ankle and ant tib tendon injury.
Possible: If nerves are entrapped due to caudal equina syndrome in your lower back, you could have ed, but also, would have leg weakness and numbness, and urinary and bowel problems. Peripheral nerve issues can cause the problem, like diabetes, but this is not a nerve compression. Suggest you visit a good urologist and get evaluation. ...Read more
I am struggling with what I think may be pudendal nerve entrapment. I am a serious runner but have been battling this pain for a long time now and I ?
See orthopedist: he should be able to diagnose and help treat ...Read more
Funny bone?!: It's not so funny when you hit the "funny bone" on your elbow. You feel pain and tingling along the side of your arm which shoots into your ring finger and pinky. This can be triggered by bending your elbow for a long time when you're talking on the phone or laying on your side. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You: Can try a diagnostic nerve block first to assure that that is the problem. Then a therapeutic steroid injection is worth a try before any surgical intervention if the diagnosis is made. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A simple surgery: Presuming the problem is at the elbow, there is a quick operation which moves the ulnar nerve and relieves the pressure on it. If this has been long-standing, the recovery will take a while. Consult a plastic surgeon with hand experience or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms of pudendal nerve entrapment and what specialist is best to see for this problem?
Not many physicians in the US specialize in this.
Here are some resources
www.pudendalhope.inf0 ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer