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Nerves In Fingertips
What can stop or help the nerves from burning. My 80yr old granny is suffering really bad. Fingertips are on fire she cries all night. Please help.
Directions: First, she needs to visit a neurologist and determine the underlying causation. She could be experiencing nerve pinching, but could also be developing a small fibre neuropathy. Many medications can be useful, including lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, neurontin, etc. This can be controlled. ...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
I briefly lifted a heavy bag by its drawstring, and ever since then one side of my middle fingertip is numb. Is it a pinched nerve? How do I fix it?
May be: It may be parasthesias caused by a nerve injury you sustained when picking up the heavy bag and irritating the nerve that innervates the tip of your finger. Nerve injuries can heal over time, even more so if properly diagnosed and treated quickly. Best for you to see a dr, get eval and testing (possible emg) so the best treatment can start. Good luck. ...Read more