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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?
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?
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
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
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
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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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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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. ...Read more
What's the connection between aspartame and any kind of neuropathy, and, what might I look for in terms of symptoms?
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
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
See details: Numbness, paresthesias (pins and needles) and/or weakness. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Can heat from outside make peripheral neuropathy symptoms worse? Also, can pn become debilitating?
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
Do you think my PGAD symptoms could be coming from my obturator and inguinal hernias I have? Yes I know rare hard to tell. Just yes or no
No: This is very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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