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Pinched Nerve In Elbow Surgery
I had elbow surgery last year. It hurts to bend or straighten my elbow again. What happened? I'm 54yrs old & had elbow surgery last year for a pinched nerve. It hurts to bend or straight my elbow again. I'm on the computer everyday all day. I can't pick u
The : The most common pinched nerve a t the elbow is the ulnar nerve in cubital tunnel syndrome. While numbness in the little and ring finger, weakness in the intrinsic muscles of the hand and weakness in several flexor tendons occurs, pain is not commonly a primary symptom. Some who have medial epicondylitia may have pain, and can have concurrent ulnar nerve symptoms. Anither type of nerve compression at the elbow is so called radial tunnel syndrome. At times radial tunnel is thought to present with similar findings of tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis. If you had some lateral or medial epiicndylitis pain could be a component. Talk to an orthopedit or hand surgeon. ...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
Will severe tennis elbow cause your sensory nerve to be slow. The emg show my radial nerve at 26. I'm having tennis elbow surgery soon. Will this help?
See below: These are two separate conditions but have similar symptomatology . Conservative treatment is similar for these conditions. You may want to seek an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in upper extremity conditions to explain the different etiologies(causes) of these conditions. ...Read more
Every surgery does -: Hurt but the pain improves readily over the next 2-3 weeks. Being scared is normal and many people feel that way. Rest assured you'll be well taken care for it and pain meds would be given to you. Follow your surgeon's orders completely for getting optimum results. ...Read more
Yes, that can happen: I see 1-2 patients every couple of months, who have no need for any pain meds after surgery. After a fractured bone is fixed, the pain greatly reduces. So you are quite normal. Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more
Do you have to wear a sling after arthroscopic elbow surgery? Is it your choice to wear one or not?
Depends: It really depends on what your diagnosis is and what was done at the time of elbow arthroscopy. In my practice, it is common to use a sling for a short period of time after most arthroscopic elbow surgeries. Best to ask your surgeon what his specific protocol is. ...Read more
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