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Pins And Needles After A Scaphoid Fracture
5 weeks in a cast for non displaced distal radius fracture.can rotate my thumb but not bend it. Also experiencing a numb, pins and needles sensation ?
Tendons to the thumb: cross over the radius and can be irritated and painful when there is a distal radius fracture. the thumb tendon that raises the thumb can be prone to rupture also. the thumb muscle that flexes the tip originates on the radius and surgery can disturb it transiently. Speak to your surgeon ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
I am experiencing foot numbness and pins and needles 5 weeks after puncture wound injury to ball of foot. Is this normal?
See a physician: You should be evaluated with a careful history and physical examination. This is not the usual course for a standard laceration or other such injury, so best to be seen promptly. ...Read more
Wrist pain/swelling and constant need to "crack/pop" wrist after intraarticular distal radius fracture a year ago. Fracture healed; what can it be?
Severe intrarticular comminuated fracture of radius, ulna and avulsion stylod six months ago with shifting while in cast still pain palm near thumb?
Palm and thumb pain: Can be due to many things, post fracture joint issues, things that have nothing to do with the actual fracture such as arthritis or tendonitis and some things that overlap , a careful followup exam and good follow up xrays may help sort this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With a pot?: Not sure what you are saying. You broke you hand and now have pin and needles sensation in your hand w/ a pot? If you broke you hand within the past few days and you are having a pins and needles sensation if could simply be secondary to swelling, but it's also a sign that the fracture and associated swelling is having an impact on your nerve function. You should be seen urgently for this. ...Read more
When can I start walking without crutches after displaced fracture of tibia and fibula? I had CRIF surgery and IM nail + 3 screws inserted into tibia
Fracture : Depends on what time frame your doctor gave. Average 4-6 weeks ...Read more
3 weeks ago,diagnosed with a avulsion fracture, middle finger. plaster tape splint and fracture appointment, should I be getting a proper splint?
Avulsion fractures: in the finger can be minor with a small fragment but accompanied by a large soft tissue injury to ligaments and tendons, or can have a large fracture that compromises the stability of the joint, Often treatment, the of splint, splint position, length of spinning depends upon many factors. Best to follow up with a hand surgeon. A splint from the ER may be fine at first but can lead to issues ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How soon after having pins removed from a broken 5th metacarpal can I start work? Injury is my dominant hand. Machine op and use both hands. 10 lbs
I have finger swelling 2 months after surgery for broken 4th metacarpal bone. (plate and pins were inserted) Is this normal . My fingers are moving ok?
Normal: Some swelling of finger could be there after the surgery it will go down of its own , the healing process takes some time . As you can move you finger completely well without any pain ,that means your fractured finger is healing well .Talk to your doctor to make it sure that there is no other problem ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use a soft physiothrpyhand exerciser ball for stiffness of wrist and hand aftr cast ,kwires removal bennet fracture?
Yes: Yes, but soft clay might be better as a ball will not allow the range of motion of your fingers to omprive ...Read more
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Broken hand at 16, now 23, 2 pins and a cast used, removed pins and cast when "healing" was finished. Bones shift on a daily basis, advice plz?
Perhaps you are : Referring to a joint that is subluxing and slding in and out of place. A commin scenario could involve the cmc joints where the metacarpals meet the wrist but it is very hard to honein on a problem with nonspecific inforamtion. Perhaps an evaluation by a hand surgeon for a problem such as this is indicated as surgery and injury is part of the past history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve damage to groin and hip area after illiac crest bone harvest. What's it called and is it reversable? Six months post op. Cervical fusion of c6-c7 with autograft from hip and hardware. Sensations range from numb, sharp quick pins and needles and sand
There : There are a few nerves around the pelvis that could be injured during graft harvest. The most common one is the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve which supplies the skin on the outside of the thigh. From your description, it is more likely the ilioinguinal or pedundal nerve that is affected. Since i don't know where the bone was harvested (anterior or posterior crest), i don't know how the nerve might have been injured. Most of these nerve injuries are what are called neurapraxias. The nerves recover with time, but can be painful for several months to a year. A charring injury from the cautery used during surgery also recovers with time. If the nerve is partially (axonotmesis) or completely (neurotmesis) severed, the recovery is less predictable. The nerve fibers have to regrow and find their way to the nerve endings. If they "get lost" they can cause a painful ball of nerve fibers called a neuroma. Nerves take a month to start growing and grow at 1mm/day or about an inch a month. Based on the location of the injury and the distance to the nerve endings, it can take a long time to regenerate. Injured nerves can be very irritable and send any stimulus as a painful signal. To quiet the nerve, we use desensitization techniques. By constantly giving the nerve a low level stimulus, it "learns" what is normal and stops the painful signal. Then you increase the stimulation until that feels normal. While Neurontin can be helpful, I have had better pain control (though not necessarily side effects) with lyrica (pregabalin). Insurers are often reluctant to cover it because it's more expensive. Amitriptyline or nortriptyline can enhance the effects, but also add to the sedation. It is possible you may need surgery to explore the nerve and remove a possible neuroma, though that would likely leave an area of numbness. Only your surgeon knows what the likelihood of that is. Nerve conduction studies usually are not very helpful in this area and can be painful to get, particularly if the nerve is quite irritable. To date we do not have any means of making nerves function. We can decompress them, repair them, remove neuromas, and even transfer them, but they have to work on their own. Maybe in the future we will have nerve growth factors or stem cells to help boost nerve function. For now, however, nerve pain remains a frustratingly difficult problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Non displaced spiral fracture of fibula and dislocated ankle. 9 screws and a plate. can walk on it relatively pain free 3 weeks post op. Bad idea??
Sounds like: a big operation for serious injury. Pain free ambulation at 3 weeks is pretty good progress. Because of extent of injury and surgical procedure, it is impossible to give advice here. Ask your ortho surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more
Sore shoulder blade. Had ultrasound and xray. Was normal. ROM is 45 degrees. Numbness from shoulder to elbow and pins and needles from elbow to hand.
Had right thumb pins and needles for two weeks now. Is this carpal tunnel? Or MS? It started after doing lots of crafts using scissors.
6-8 weeks: Generally it take about 6-8 weeks for this fracture to heal. Being over 50, if you have any osteopenia it may take a little longer. It is really important that you continue to work on being able to straighten your elbow! Do not let it get stiff in the bent position. You should work on the range of motion at lease a couple of times a day. Just let pain be your guide as to when and where to stop ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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