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Which kind of nerve impingement arising from the shoulder refers pain to the medial epicondyle if the humerus?

Which kind of nerve impingement  arising from the shoulder refers pain to the medial epicondyle if the humerus?

Ulnar nerve: Typically, if you have pain along the medial epicondyle, that is where the ulnar nerve travels. If you have impingement upon this nerve there are usually other symptoms including numbness and tingling in the 4th and 5th fingers. In the extreme situations there may be weakness of these fingers. There is often pain when tapping over the nerve at the medial epicodyle. ...Read more

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 are the symptoms of cervical nerve impingement.Is it applicable to my condition since I have pain &cramps in neck&shoulder with burning sensation?

What are the symptoms of cervical nerve impingement.Is it applicable to my condition since I have pain &cramps in neck&shoulder with burning sensation?

Possibly: Pain in shoulder which moves into the arm, especially down into the fingers is often related to a cervical nerve root. But if it's only in the upper arm there are other potential causes. Lung problems, anginal heart pain, liver or gallbladder problems can cause pain in the shoulder and upper arm. If you're having this much pain you should be evaluated. At least then you can be treated for the pain. ...Read more

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What would cause pain and tightness from right deltoid thru trapezius, up neck and down right shoulder blade? Mri shows no nerve impingement in neck.Problem has lasted nearly 3 years. I am 28 and male

What would cause pain and tightness from right deltoid thru trapezius, up neck and down right shoulder blade? Mri shows no nerve impingement in neck.Problem has lasted nearly 3 years. I am 28 and male

Cervical strain: Cervical muscle strain is more common at your age than nerve impingement. It may come from just straining the neck or compensating from a shoulder injury. Because it has lasted 3 years, you should be evaluated by a specialist. Heat and cold may help - especially heat at this stage from topical creams or hot packs. Formal physical therapy may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is done for nerve impingement?

Nerve Impingement : Nerve impingement may not cause any symptoms. If the nerve is compressed (impinged), pain distal or down the nerve is possible. Rest, physical therapy, steroid medication, nonsteroidal medications (ibuprofen or naprosyn), electrical stimulation are nonsurgical treatments. If symptoms persist, surgical decompression of the impingement is another option. ...Read more

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What is usually done for nerve impingement in your neck? My neck hurts to bend it side to side. At times this is just terrible. Please help

What is usually done for nerve impingement in your neck? My neck hurts to bend  it side to side. At times this is just terrible.  Please help

Conservative : Conservative care includes anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medication if no contraindications, 4 weeks of physical therapy, accupuncture, massage and chiropractic care. Thereafter, a cervical mri, unless you are having weakness or incontinence, than sooner than 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What is nerve impingement?

What is nerve impingement?

Pinching of nerve: It is pinching or compression of a nerve due to either a disc herniation, spinal stenosis , a bony ridge or spur, overgrowth or unfolding of ligament, overgrowth of a facet joint, from spinal instability. From a spinal deformity, from a synovial cyst, from excessive fat in the spinal canal, from a spinal fracture, from a spinal tumor, infection or even a bleed or vascular problem. I can list ... ...Read more

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My dr. Says that my nct indicates "nerve impingement." what about such results indicate "nerve impingement, " rather than something more serious?

The interpretation: Is based on experience and the electrical signal. You doc can meld this with the clinical story and exam and put it all together to reach the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Feels like under my heel was smashed by a hammer. No trauma to heel. Does this description fit pinched nerve in back or nerve impingement in heel?

Feels like under my heel was smashed by a hammer. No trauma to heel. Does this description fit pinched nerve in back or nerve impingement in heel?

Calcaneal branch: of tibial nerve can be checked with an NCV exam. Have somebody check for foreign body like a piece of glass with a careful exam. Also an x-ray can show a calcaneal spur. If this fails see a foot specialist (podiatrist) ...Read more

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What can be done for nerve impingement in the neck? Is that the same as a pinched nerve in the neck? What are the symptoms of nerve infringement? Help

Nerve impingement?: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more