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Won't emg to test obturator neuropathy secondary to fascial tethering in sports medicine not work b/c emg only shows severe denervation?

Won't emg to test obturator neuropathy secondary to fascial tethering in sports medicine not work b/c emg only shows severe denervation?

Probably: Emg's are helpful (when done well)to confirm nerve compression. If your symptoms have not been going on ' long enough' than they commonly are " negative". So yes an obturator nerve compression would have to fairly severe and long- standing to be " picked up". Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

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


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I need a radiologist who can recognize obturator neuropathy secondary to sports injury stress fracture?

I need a radiologist who can recognize obturator neuropathy secondary to sports injury stress fracture?

Obturator neuropathy: Obturator neuropathy is typically not "seen" on any imaging modality. You may see some inflammation around the nerve, but other than that, it doesn't tell us anything about the function of the obturator nerve. An EMG would help with the diagnosis of obturator neuropathy. ...Read more

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Obturator nerve damage, how long to heal?

Obturator nerve damage, how long to heal?

Variable: If the nerve is cut and repaired at the original surgery, the prognosis is usually good, but recovery can take about one year. This is because the nerve regenerates only about one inch per month. Alternatively, if the extent of damage is uncertain after the original surgery, physical therapy is prescribed for three months. ...Read more

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Obturator nerve damage, how long is the recovery process?

Obturator nerve damage, how long is the recovery process?

Up to a Year: If the nerve is cut and repaired at the original surgery, the prognosis is usually good, but recovery can take about one year. ...Read more

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Can a non diabetic have symptoms of neuropathy?

Can a non diabetic have symptoms of neuropathy?

Many causes: Hi. Neuropathy is damage to nerve function by metabolic factors, toxins, injuries, etc. Specific types of nerve fibers can be afflicted. In my field, diabetes is a very common cause of neuropathy. Some chemotherapy drugs cause neuropathy. Nutritional deficiencies can cause neuropathy (vitamin B12 deficiency is a classic). So yes, a non-diabetic can have neuropathy. ...Read more

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Can pre menstration symptoms affect neuropathy?

Can pre menstration symptoms affect neuropathy?

Minimal impact: But could cause slight symptomatic worsening of pain and paresthesias, but this would be transient and readily reversible. Suggest, if you can uncover cause of nerve issues, you could control or reverse symptoms far more readily. ...Read more

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What is alcohol neuropathy and what are the symptoms?

What is alcohol neuropathy and what are the symptoms?

Nerve damage: Alcohol when taken in excessive amounts acts as a toxin to the nerves. This can lead to symptoms of burning or tingling or numbness of the feet. You can experience sexual dysfunction, muscle cramps or memory problems. It can often be reversed with cessation of alcohol. Taking vitamin supplements can also help especially folate, thiamine, b12, b6 and vitamin e. ...Read more

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Why is neuropathy pain and symptoms worse at night and during rest?

Why is neuropathy pain and symptoms worse at night and during rest?

Lack of stimuli: At night and during rest many people feel more pain whatever the origin. This is felt to be due to lack of the many stimuli during the day that compete for attention and distract from some of the Pain stimuli. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of nerve healing? How can I tell if my neuropathy is improving? How long does it take for nerves to heal?

What are the symptoms of nerve healing? How can I tell if my neuropathy is improving? How long does it take for nerves to heal?

See details: Nerves heal very slowly and often do not heal completely. The speed depends on the nerve involved and the severity of the injury. Symptoms of healing are reductions in the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in the symptoms of neuropathy caused by a tumor & other neuropathy (not caused by tumors)? How do the symptoms in each differ?

Is there a difference in the symptoms of neuropathy caused by a tumor & other neuropathy (not caused by tumors)? How do the symptoms in each differ?

Not really...: Neuropathy is damage to a nerve with the effects usually felt at the point of damage downstream from the damaged area of the nerve. As the nerve does not necessarily differentiate what the damage is from, one from compression of a tumor may feel similar to one from a bulging a disc. However, every patient is different and every situation involving tumors and nerve damage will be different. ...Read more

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Is neuropathy in feet a symptom of fibro of cfs?

Is neuropathy in feet a symptom of fibro of cfs?

Fibromyalgia: True peripheral neuropathy is not generally a result of fibromyalgia, although some patients have reported numbness and tingling of the hands and feet as part of their syndrome of complaints. If you really have a documented neuropathy it is highly probable that there is another cause. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

Numbness, pain, weak: Just as there are many causes for neuropathy, there are many symptoms as well. Neuropathy can cause numbness, pain (typically with a burning or electrical quality), or weakness. It can also cause imbalance (due to inability to feel in the feet) as well as blood pressure problems (because of loss if innervation of the heart and blood vessels). ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of neuropathy?

What are the presenting symptoms of neuropathy?

Pain and numbness,: These are the most common symptoms of polyneuropathy:
tingling
numbness
loss of sensation in the arms and legs. ...Read more

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What meds would make neuropathy symptoms worse? Thanks.

What meds would make neuropathy symptoms worse? Thanks.

Medications that: Increase the sympathetic nervous system or ramp up anxiety. Things like adderal or Ritalin have been shown to make neuropathy slightly worse. Medications that cause you to be anxiouscan certainly increase pain. There are a number of other medications that can damage nerves, leading to more neuropathy, from Levaquin (levofloxacin) to chemo agents, too many to list. None that you have listed above, any new meds? ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of compression neuropathies?

What are the most common symptoms of compression neuropathies?

Numbness, tingling: Compression of nerves interferes with their circulation, causing numbness and tingling. When severe or chronic it can cause constant or permanent loss of sensation and muscle weakness. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with neuropathy, but I don't exactly believe that's what it is. What are some other explanations of the symptoms of neuropathy?

I'm diagnosed with neuropathy, but I don't exactly believe that's what it is. What are some other explanations of the symptoms of neuropathy?

OK to question diag.: Peripheral neuropathy is a not uncommon problem, and is most often associated with diabetes in usa. Numbness, tingling, pain, can be experienced over the toes or fingertips initially. Sensory loss and weakness may also be acquired from spinal cord and brain problems, but pattern very different. Sounds like a second opinion is in order here, and seems you need to know causation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hereditary neuropathy?

Several kinds: Symptoms of the hereditary neuropathies vary according to the type and may include sensory symptoms such as numbness, tingling, and pain in the feet and hands; or motor symptoms such as weakness and loss of muscle bulk, particularly in the lower leg and feet muscles. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neuropathy? I have stinging in various places.

Numbness: Most commonly patients will describe numbness or a burning feeling in the feet and hands that is not associated with movement but rather present all the time. Most common cause is diabetic neuropathy but many causes are possible. A good neurologist can help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's the connection between aspartame and any kind of neuropathy, and, what might I look for in terms of symptoms?

Aspartame: Is artificial sweetener (ex. Equal) that added to diet drinks and diet food, contains phenylalanine (amino acid). People with genetic predisposition can develop phenylketonuria syndrome (brain dysfunction, seizures, retardation, central and peripheral neuropathies). Milk, eggs and meat contain phenylalanine.
If you genetically predisposed, read the food labels to prevent pku. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy?

Sensory, motor, Auto: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). Most patient’s state the numbness starts at the tips of the toes and slowly works it way up the legs. Motor neuropathy causes gait instability and deformities of the feet. Lastly autonomic neuropathy effects include stomach emptying and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy bad?

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Sometimes: Numbness, tingling, and burning are the most frequent symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Many people describe it as when a foot that has "fallen asleep" is coming "back to life, " except all the time. Many people find it very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What are the common small fiber neuropathy symptoms?

What are the common small fiber neuropathy symptoms?

See details: Numbness, paresthesias (pins and needles) and/or weakness. ...Read more

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What symptoms typically go along with diabetic neuropathy?

What symptoms typically go along with diabetic neuropathy?

Numbnessvand tinglin: Diabetic neuropathy usually affects the feet first and then the hands. It starts with sensory changes such as numbness or tingling in the toes. At first these symptoms come and go, but then they become constant. Over a long period of time, the person may experience such a loss of sensation that he might not feel how tight his shoes are, know whether the bath water is hot or cold, or whether or not. ...Read more

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Please tell me some severe symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?

Damage to nerves: Neuropathy is damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of or trauma
p.Neuropathy may be associated with varying combinations of weakness, autonomic changes, and sensory changes. Loss of muscle bulk or a particular fine twitching of muscle, may be seen. Sensory symptoms encompass loss of sensation and pain due to damage to the sensory nerve. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of diabetic neuropathy? Is it a gradual change?

What are symptoms of diabetic neuropathy? Is it a gradual change?

Gradual onset: Symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy may include:

tingling


numbness (severe or long-term numbness can become permanent)


burning (especially in the evening)


pain. ...Read more

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How variable can the pain and symtpoms be with small fiber neuropathy?

Very much variable: So variable that it can fool anybody – including physicians. I always suspect small fiber pain component, if there are any risk factors, like history of trauma, inflammation, trophic skin, hair or nail changes, long-standing myopathy without history of muscle disease or injury. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? How do I know if I have it?

What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy? How do I know if I have it?

Usually....: Numbness or dysthesia (an unpleasant sensation) in the most distal (far from the torso) of extremities, first affecting the feet and later, the hands. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be taken with gabapentin for neuropathy symptoms?

Is there anything that can be taken with gabapentin for neuropathy symptoms?

Talk to your doctor: It would be hard to tell you what to take not knowing your entire history especially what medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms or signs that indicate peripheral neuropathy has developed?

Many possibilities: Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Guillain-barre syndrome----what are common neuropathy symptoms? Is isolated sensations to one side of the body common?

Numbness: Guillain-barre syndrome is a demylinating disease of the nerves and causes numbness, weakness and can progress to paralysis. The condition usually improves over time. The condition can affect only a few nerves and only one side of the body but is usually bilateral and ascends up the body. ...Read more

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I have type two diabetes with mild neuropathy as my only symptom. I am not overweight. Like to have wine before dinner. Told to eat something before?

See below: I generally advise my patients with neuropathy to refrain from alcohol intake as alcohol is toxic to peripheral nerves (and central nerves) for that matter. Having said that however, it is up to you whether you drink or not. ...Read more

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Could withdrawal from amitriptyline cause neuropathy like symptoms?

Could withdrawal from amitriptyline cause neuropathy like symptoms?

Not really: I am not sure what you mean by neuropathy symptoms but the answer is no. Amitriptyline can be used to treat neuropathic symptoms so eliminating this med may cause an underlying neuropathy to become more symptomatic. ...Read more

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Can heat from outside make peripheral neuropathy symptoms worse? Also, can pn become debilitating?

Yes and yes.: Peripheral neuropathy can be aggravated by anything that stimulates the peripheral nervous system including pressure, temperature, vibration and touch. At its worst, I've seen debilitating pain. But there are treatments, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be tested for Non-Length-dependent Small Fiber Sensory Neuropathy if you only have symptoms in your face?

Is it possible to be tested for Non-Length-dependent Small Fiber Sensory Neuropathy if you only have symptoms in your face?

? yes: Assume your doctor found clinical suspicion of more extensive nerve issues. To prove the existence of small fiber neuropathy, you will need to undergo several skin punch biopsies in leg, and if confirmatory, the etiology will be sought through blood and urine tests. Have your doctor explain the process in detail. ...Read more

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Searched symptoms on google and before I even clicked on a page it said diabetic neuropathy and my anxiety shot up. Is anone else like this?

Searched symptoms on google and before I even clicked on a page it said diabetic neuropathy and my anxiety shot up. Is anone else like this?

Neuropathy: The first question is do you have diabetes and then the next is it type 1 or 2 the 3rd question would be is treated or untreated, if untreated for how long. Diabetes can affect the eyes, kidneys, skin, prolonged unhealing infections after cuts, nerve damage. Erectile dysfunction etc.
Please consult your md and get your self checked up. ...Read more

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What is small fiber neuropathy? Common signs and symptoms? Thanks docs!

What is small fiber neuropathy? Common signs and symptoms? Thanks docs!

Small vs Large fiber: Nerves may be categorized into sensory, motor and autonomic nerves; neuropathy is "nerve pathology" of any or all these types. Sensory nerves can be categorized into small and large fiber: large fibers convey deep pressure, position and vibratory sensation, small fibers are responsible for pain, temperature and light touch sensation. That's a primer, please read more online. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Obturator (Definition)

A cleft in the palate can make it very difficult for some babies to feed well. Palate surgery is the ultimate solution to this problem, but in the meantime a dental appliance can be used to plug the ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more