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Can ulnar nerve entrapment cause shooting pain in elbow?

Can ulnar nerve entrapment cause shooting pain in elbow?

Yes: Classically it causes numbness and shocking pain from elbow to hand bur have heard this described esp with subluxating ulnar nerve. ...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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Can ulnar nerve pain neck and shoulder?

Can ulnar nerve pain neck and shoulder?

Consider neck issue: While the ulnar nerve can cause pain radiating up the arm, it is more typically associated with pain from the elbow to the hand. One possibility is that you might have a pinched nerve in the neck as well- this can look very similar to an ulnar nerve issue, but is treated differently. ...Read more

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Headaches, bone spur, pinched nerve severe pain headaches, bone spur, pinched nerve severe pain

Headaches, bone spur, pinched nerve severe pain headaches, bone spur, pinched nerve severe pain

See a Spine Surgeon: If you have some cervical spine pathologies like herniated discs, bone spurs, it can be associated with occipital headaches, neck pain, and pain down your arm. Your spine surgeon will guide you through appropriate treatment of these. ...Read more

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Left ear pain related to pinched nerve?

Left ear pain related to pinched nerve?

Can be: Especially if the pain is below the ear, not inside it. See an ENT doctor for an evaluation and treatment suggestions. ...Read more

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Can nerve entrapment at elbow cause tricep pain?

Can nerve entrapment at elbow cause tricep pain?

Not typically: Ulnar neuropathy is a nerve entrapment at the elbow with typical symptoms of numbness of the small 1 and 1/2 fingers and weakness of the intrinsic hand muscles. Pain in the triceps can be from a herniated disc in the neck at the c7 level. Subluxation of the triceps muscle can mimic both conditions. A good physical exam, complimented by emg/ncs can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is my foot pain pinched nerves or tendonitous?

Have it evaluated.: You would need to be evaluated to give you accurate diagnosis. Your pain may be do to a variety of different possible reasons. ...Read more

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Numbness in thumb tip pinched nerve ?

Numbness in thumb tip pinched nerve ?

Thumb numbness: Thumb numbness could be a from a "pinched nerve" in your neck, typically the c6 nerve root. However, most people also have varying degrees of pain, weakness, or tingling accompanying the numbness. However, I have seen patients in my practice with just numbness alone. ...Read more

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Could carotid artery stenosis cause sciatica nerve pain?

Could carotid artery stenosis cause sciatica nerve pain?

NO: Carotid artery is in neck and sciatica pain is in back and leg. There is no correlation at all. ...Read more

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Achilles tendon & heel pain from sciatic nerve pain?

Achilles tendon & heel pain from sciatic nerve pain?

Heel pain: More likely cause is heel spur where achilles tendon attaches to calcaneus (heelbone), especially in women who wear high heels often. But sciatica is also possibility in one who has degeneration in spine. Heel spurs respond to gradual stretching of achilles tendon (i.e. Lower heels on shoes). See neurologist to determine which source is cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.

Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.

Talk to your surgeon: talk to the person who performed your surgery. He/she is the appropriate person to contact in this situation, not strangers on the internet. ...Read more

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Bilateral stinging pain along ulnar nerve paths in forearms and brachial plexus when sneezing, could it be nerve root compression aggravated by sneeze?

Bilateral stinging pain along ulnar nerve paths in forearms and brachial plexus when sneezing, could it be nerve root compression aggravated by sneeze?

Ulnar nerve: We could be a combination of things, it could be irritation of your owner nerve at the elbow and every time you sneeze the jerking motion causes the nerve to be irritated, it is also possible that you could have nerve root compression in the lower cervical spine causing the symptoms due to disk space collapse and irritation of both nerves be due to narrowing of the opening or foramen this will cause irritation and discomfort. Either way in a valuation by your family doctor or orthopedic surgeon may be of benefit to help determine the cause and temporarily anti-inflammatory medications may be a benefit and avoidance of activities that cause the discomfort ...Read more

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Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Nerve entrapment: Each of these has particular symptoms and causes which may help to sort them out http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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How is ulnar nerve pain treated?

Several ways: First line treatment is protecting the nerve from the insult or injury. This may include bracing or padding the elbow. Pt is also effective to treat restriction and inflammation and improve nerve mobility. Injection is another option. Surgery is last but only with confirmed nerve injury through emg/ncs testing. ...Read more

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Can spinal nerve impingement cause penile numbness?

Can spinal nerve impingement cause penile numbness?

YES: Damage to the nerves that supply the perineum may result in penile numbness. It is well known that bicycle riding, which is an excellent aerobic exercise, may result in penile numbness. This may result from nerve damage or vascular compression resulting arterial insuffiency, swelling and even blood clots. If you're having numbness your pcp may refer you to a urologist & neurolidt for evaluation. ...Read more

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Symptoms and surgery for ulner nerve impingment?

Symptoms and surgery for ulner nerve impingment?

Pain or numbness: Usually symptoms are pain or numbness of pinky and/or ring ringer and/or that side of the hand only. Not the thumb side if the hand. Surgery is pretty standard for hand surgeons. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could sharp pain between my shoulder blade and spine be attributed to my brachial plexus injury and suprascapular nerve compression.

Could sharp pain between my shoulder blade and spine be attributed to my brachial plexus injury and suprascapular nerve compression.

NO.: As the brachial plexus comes from the cervical spine, while the area mentioned (between spine and scapula) is supplied by nerves from the thoracic spine. One could have both lesions though. See your spine specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Radial artery occlusion. What would cause sharp pain in wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Radial artery occlusion. What would cause sharp pain in wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Immediately: Ischemia of some of the tissue including he local nerves. There are good collaterals in the arm and forearm. Concern is embolism with branch occlusions. Surgically we take the whole radial, artery out and people do fine if we have tested-allen's test/ and doppler study in advance. Chronically one may have inadequate collateral. Why did it happen. ...Read more

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Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?

Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?

Depends: This can be a systemic disease process (neuropathy, hiv) affecting multiple nerves at once. Carpal tunnel affect the hand specifically, not the arm. You can have two pinched nerves possibly, but one tries to explain symptoms by the most simple explanation. Consider spinal cord issues, which would affect arm and leg simultaneously. ...Read more

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I have auffered from radial nerve neuropathy with wrist drop for 3 months after sleeping on a bent elbow. How much can I expect treatment to cost?

I have auffered from radial nerve neuropathy with wrist drop for 3 months after sleeping on a bent elbow. How much can I expect treatment to cost?

Hard to say: If you do not have insurance,talk to the doctor & find out rough amount.If it is very high you may research to go to other countries to get it done cheaper.-eg India- people come from all over the world to get things done for reasonable amount.Most of the doctors are trained in USA or UK.

You have to ask the doctor how much of wrist drop is reversible. ...Read more

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What's radial nerve's palsy?

What's radial nerve's palsy?

Radial nerve palsy: Is a condition inwhich the radial nerve ceases to function. It can be temposary if the nerve was just bruised, or it can be permanent if the nerve was irreversably damaged. The radial nerve is responsible for several of the muscles that control the hand and wrist as well as the triceps muscle. The effect of the palsy depends on where the nerve was injured. Everything downstrem will be affected. ...Read more

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Since i had radial nerve decompression, i still have pain & spasms. I've had compression 13 yrs. Will pain ever stop?

?: I am a bit confused had compression for 13 years ? When was the decompression done it is certainly possible that things might not get better esp if the nerve was compressed for 13 yrs which is a long time perhaps should seek other opinions with pain specialist or hand surgeon or ortho/hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes a radial nerve palsy?

What causes a radial nerve palsy?

Wrist drop: Radial nerve can be compressed against the upper arm bone (the humerus) , e.g. By falling sleep with arm hanging over a chair (saturday night palsy!) or by crutches in the armpit or by traction in the operating theater etc and cause wrist drop. An EMG can diagnose the site. ...Read more

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Tell me about radial nerve palsy?

Nerve compression: Causes weakness of wrist and finger extension, and numbness to dorsum of the hand. Can advance to wrist drop. Possible level of compression in proximal forearm, mid humerus, and cervical nerve roots. Seek care with upper extremity surgeon and/or neurologist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of radial nerve palsy?

What are symptoms of radial nerve palsy?

Wrist drop: Radial nerve can be compressed against the upper arm bone (the humerus) , e.g. By falling sleep with arm hanging over a chair (saturday night palsy!) or by crutches in the armpit or by traction in the operating theater etc and cause wrist drop. An EMG can diagnose the site. ...Read more

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Is radial nerve palsy considered disabled?

Yes: Radial nerve palsy is disabling as it prevents you from extending your wrist and fingers due to lose of nerve supply to the muscles in the forearm responsible for extension. ...Read more

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Could radial nerve damage be repaired 100%?

It depends: It depends somewhat on the degree of the damage. Mild issues often resolve with time. More serious damage may improve but not completely resolve. Sometimes, there is no improvement. ...Read more

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How bad is a traveling tinel sign with radial nerve palsy?

Not so bad: Tinel's sign occurs when the nerve has some degree of re-innervation and peripheral sprouting, (recovery), so could be indicative of improvement. ...Read more

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Would 70-90% sensory loss(radial nerve in wrist) be considered a diability?

Would 70-90% sensory loss(radial nerve in wrist) be considered a diability?

Radial Neuropathy: Sensory loss from the radial nerve is considered an impairment. It is only a disability if it prevents you from being able to do a job or participate in society. Numbness by itself is almost never a disability as it rarely effects function. ...Read more

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Would 70-90% sensory loss(radial nerve in wrist) be considered having a disability?

Would 70-90% sensory loss(radial nerve in wrist) be considered having a disability?

Probably not: Unless this sensory loss is somehow rendering you disabled, it's not likely. Results of tests, such as nerve conduction studies, do not determine disability. ...Read more

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I have fluid on my radial nerve in my forearm will an emg pick that up and show what's going on?

Unlikely: Emg/ncv studies are diagnostic for nerve pathology or problems but if the nerve is healthy the test will be normal. If the test shows a problem of the radial nerve where the fluid or swelling is you'll only have signs of a radial neuropathy but not know what's causing the swelling, e.g. An x-ray might show pneumonia but not tell you the bug causing it. ...Read more

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My emg said i damaged the sensory part of the radial nerve in the forearm! what does the numbers mean on the test? 26 it should be 50 or higher! :(

Conduction velocity: The numbers relate to the speed of conduction of the nerve. There are expected values in the arm (usually above 49). Slowing in an area relates to injury. ...Read more

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Occupational med want to put me on gabatentin for my radial nerve in my forearm & i'm1 who doesn't do good on meds! i'm scared, I have bad reaction?

See below: The real question is what you want to do for your problem. My assumption is that this is causing pain. There are no good remedies for nerve problems so if you want relief trying the Gabapentin is reasonable. The side-effect profile for Gabapentin is favorable and most people tolerate it well. ...Read more

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Radial nerve drop what i should do now?

Radial nerve drop what i should do now?

Need eval: If you are saying you have a radial nerve injury that is causing weakness in the affected arm or hand, then this needs to be evaluated ASAP. If I have this wrong or am misunderstanding, please repost. Dr R ...Read more

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What is a good way to test the integrity of the radial nerve?

Exam: A neurological examination can check both sensation and strength in the distribution of the radial nerve. A more objective approach is to do EMG testing and measure nerve functions directly. ...Read more

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What are the risks of getting radial nerve palsy?

Pressure on nerve: The radial nerve forms under the arm and travels along the lower part of the elbow to the lower part of the hand. Falling asleep with arm draped over back of bench, excessive leaning on elbow on hard desk surface, and arthritis of elbow or wrist can all lead to radial nerve palsy. Disease in the neck may cause specific nerve deficits but not radial nerve palsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more