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Possible nerve damage in arm, probably ulnar nerve entrapment. I would like a little more clarity/ guidance about how to recover finger strength?

Possible nerve damage in arm, probably ulnar nerve entrapment. I would like a little more clarity/ guidance about how to recover finger strength?

If its confirmed you: have a neuropathy or damaged nerves, then you should have Release Surgery to maximize your Nerve function, and finger strength should recover quite well. Good Luck. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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What to do for this possible nerve damage in my arm?

What to do for this possible nerve damage in my arm?

Evaluation: Before treatment can be discussed a cause needs to be identified. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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How do I heal nerve damage under my arms from crutches?

How do I heal nerve damage under my arms from crutches?

Visit a doctor: There is a whole nerve plexus called the brachial plexus under the arm in the armpit region. You need to see a doctor for this(orthopeist or neurologist) you can develp some serious problems for this if not professionally managed. ...Read more

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Can tingling and numbness in the cheeks be caused by nerve damage in the arm?

Can tingling and numbness in the cheeks be caused by nerve damage in the arm?

No: Although inflammation in the hand can cause shoulder pain at times (hand-shoulder syndrome), the face is not neurally connected to the arm. ...Read more

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If symptoms in arm still persist after anterior distectomy with fusion and plates c7 t1 does it mean that there is irreversible nerve damage ?

If symptoms in arm still persist after anterior distectomy with fusion and plates c7 t1  does it mean that there is irreversible nerve damage ?

Don't despair: The surgery may well have prevented further damage, but reversal of pre-existing problems may take time. Nerve damage may reverse, if optimal, at a speed of 0.1mm daily or speed of fingernail growth. Physical therapy has some potential, and exercise may restore part of this. An EMG test can tell if there is re-innervation and peripheral nerve sprouting. ...Read more

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Hey, I've gotten a weird sensation in my right arm, it felt like someone sprayed cold water on it, do you happen to know why? Nerve damage?

Potentially: The nerves do carry all sensation from your arm to your brain, so it is possible even probable that it is nerve related. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can checking yout blood pressure too often (20x per day) cause arm pain or nerve damage. Occasional arm pain no other symptoms.

Can checking yout blood pressure too often (20x per day) cause arm pain or nerve damage. Occasional arm pain no other symptoms.

BP checks & pain: No, no nerve damage could occur from checking the blood pressure this often. The arm may be sore from compression of the muscles, that is all. Why is the blood pressure being checked 20x per day? ...Read more

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My arm above elbow hurts. Heat & ice do not help. Friend says nerve damage. What can I do? No trauma has occurred to that area .

See a doctor: Because it could be angina pain referred to arm. Also, it could be anything, from bone tumor to shingles, and some conditions could be serious. ...Read more

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8 months post thyroidectomy, how likely will my left cord become un-paralyzed and accessory nerve healed. My right arms affected by trap nerve damage?

Up to 1 year: Most ENT surgeons will wait 1 year before they consider intervention to do a procedure on the vocal cord to improve your voice. SO possibly 1 year before you give up on the possibility of recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...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