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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.

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

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


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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?

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

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Nurse hit a nerve while taking blood 3days later still feel shocks down to fingertips will this go away on its own or does it need addressed to a doc?

Should: It sounds as though a nerve was penetrated by overshot of the needle. This usually heals on its own but can cause long term damage or neuroma formation. If it persists or worsens see a hand and upper extremity specialist. ...Read more

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I was vacuuming underneath the seats of a car, and my middle finger got snagged on a metal coil tip. Slowly took it out. Fingertip is numb. Nerve dam?

Bruising: Neuroapraxic injury to the digital nerve distal sensory branches. Should resolve over 4 to 6 week time frame. Not a permanent injury. If finger was lacerated then potential for nerve laceration and need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can a severed bicep tendon cause permanent nerve damage (numbness) in fingertips?

brachial radial nerv: If the brachial plexus is affected can damage axillary radial musculocutaneous nerve may be affected also trigger points along the whole arm may become irritated which can mimic actual nerve damage. Electrodiagnostic testing will elucidate true nerve damage. Surgical repair and opysical therapy strongly considered in this case. ...Read more

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I am having tingling from elbow to fingertips if elbow is bent. Also occasional nerve pain in hand. What can be done for it?

I am having tingling from elbow to fingertips if elbow is bent. Also occasional nerve pain in hand. What can be done for it?

Ulnar : Seek counsel from a neurologist. Emg nerve studies may show compression. Steroid injections, physical therapy/splinting with activity modification, and potentially surgery may be warranted. ...Read more