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There's no pain, but once in awhile a tingling sensation in the elbow, ring/pinky& lil in shoulder blade. Pinch nerve? ulnar nerve problem? treatment?

There's no pain, but once in awhile a tingling sensation in the elbow, ring/pinky& lil in shoulder blade. Pinch nerve? ulnar nerve problem? treatment?

Could be correct: Depending on where the symptoms radiate, pinched nerve at the elbow makes sense. If this is mild, avoiding resting the elbow on flat surfaces or protecting the elbow can help. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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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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What is the best treatment for a pinched nerve in my elbow? It only hurts when i bend it or move it in a certain way

What is the best treatment for a pinched nerve in my elbow? It only hurts when i bend it or move it in a certain way

Observation: A pinched nerve specifically in the elbow is usually an ulnar neuropathy. This refers to the build up of scar right around the nerve as it passes through the elbow. This is exacerbated by constant repetitive movements. The best treatment initially is avoiding these movements so the inflammation and scar can decrease. Also avoiding pressure directly on that area. If no improvement, further tests. ...Read more

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What would the treatment be for a pinched nerve in the neck, causing worsening arm weakness, and pain on both sides of the back of the elbow?

What would the treatment be for a pinched nerve in the neck, causing worsening arm weakness, and pain on both sides of the back of the elbow?

Find cause: The cause of this pinching needs to be investigated by MRI. IF indeed there is true weakness or partial paralysis then you may surgery. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in elbow cause pain in shoulder/shoulder blade area?

Can a pinched nerve in elbow cause pain in shoulder/shoulder blade area?

No: A pinched nerve around the elbow will only cause problems from the elbow down to the fingers. However, the same symptoms often represent a pinched nerve in the neck, which can feel like a pinched nerve in the elbow. Many of these resolve on their own. If it persists, you can get it examined to get a clearer answer. ...Read more

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I had a nerve test done showing a moderate to severe pinched nerve in elbow, i can't see ortho for 10 days, nervous that surgery will be only option?

Not only option: Fist step is therapy and protecting the nerve. If your nerve test shows severe changes then surgery is the only want to stop the progression of the nerve injury. If weakness or clumsiness of the hand is a problem then it will continue to worsen unless the nerve is decompressed. Make sure you are going to an ortho who specializes in the upper extremity. They often are call "hand specialists.". ...Read more

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Think have pinched nerve in elbow from studding at desk too long. My hand and pinky finger have been numb for 2 days. What do I do?

Think have pinched nerve in elbow from studding at desk too long. My hand and pinky finger have been numb for 2 days. What do I do?

May reverse: Avoid all leaning on elbow, and be protective. Take a daily B-100 complex. Also, try OTC ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) three times daily. If no rapid improvement over next 10-14 days, see your physician. This is likely to be temporary, but hard to predict. If starts worsening, such as more numbness, loss of hand strength, will need to act much faster. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only solution to a pinched nerve in the elbow?

Try elbow pad: A pinched nerve in the elbow sounds consistent with an ulnar neuropathy. This is frequently caused by pressure on the elbow , in the region of the "funny bone, " that can occur with certain positions, such as having the elbows rest on arm rests. Sometimes surgery is necessary, but other times taking pressure off the elbows by repositioning and/or wearing elbow pads can be helpful. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in my left shoulderblade area/elbow, what can I take for this?

Pinched nerve in my left shoulderblade area/elbow, what can I take for this?

NSAIDs/Ice/Heat: Over the counter, you can try nsaids, ice/heat to the area. Also try getting a massage to see if that helps. Otherwise, it might be best to see doctor to see why you have this pain. ...Read more

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He feels like there's a pinched nerve near his shoulder going down do his elbow, how can he relieve the pain?

He feels like there's a pinched nerve near his shoulder going down do his elbow, how can he relieve the pain?

Don't DIY: Best to see a Dr. and have it evaluated. You don't know if it is a pinched nerve and you may need treatment that cannot be done with your own home care. ...Read more

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