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Obturator Neuropathy Symptoms
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!See 2 more doctor answers
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
I need a radiologist who can recognize obturator neuropathy secondary to sports injury stress fracture?
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.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
Yes: It is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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.
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.
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).See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.
Neuropathy: Not typicallyGet a more detailed answer ›
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.See 1 more doctor answer