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What can I do if my ulnar nerve is trapped in my elbow - help?

What can I do if my ulnar nerve is trapped in my elbow - help?

Ulnar Nerve: Are you referring to cubital tunnel syndrome where compression of your ulnar nerve is causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness into the hand? Usually this can be treated by decreasing the amount of time you are in a flexed elbow position at work, in a car, and during sleep. A small knee pain on your elbow with the pad in the front will help you keep your arm straight at night. ...Read more

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I had medial epicondylar release/ ulnar nerve decompression 5/9/14. When I woke up from it I had a sore throat still have a sore throat? I'mconcerned?

I had medial epicondylar release/ ulnar nerve decompression 5/9/14. When I woke up from it I had a sore throat still have a sore throat? I'mconcerned?

Sore throat: You just had surgery and if you were fully sedated you were intubated and post surgery I've had many complain of sore throat related to the intubation. Warm tea , throat lozenges help. If persists go see your doc ...Read more

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Had ulnar nerve transposition 11 months ago, still tingles and is tender sometimes. Got an ncv 8 months ago with really positive results.Is it normal?

Had ulnar nerve transposition 11 months ago, still tingles and is tender sometimes.  Got an ncv 8 months ago with really positive results.Is it normal?

It can be normal.: Since the nerve is moved or transposed at surgery, the traditional methods of testing (ncv) the nerve may be limited in reliability. Tenderness could be indicative of coexisting issues. The degree of nerve injury preoperatively will partly determine the eventual outcome. Nevertheless, full recovery may take up to 2 years or may never occur. ...Read more

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I have minor ulnar nerve damage at elbow. The injury occurred June 2014. I still have aching and numbness. Should I be concerned???

UNCLEAR IF HEALING: So called cubital tunnel syndrome symptoms may suggest slow healing of ulnar nerve, and even may raise questions of localized inflammation or scarring which may prevent resolution. An EMG test can objectify the process, and point the way to successful outcome. But be aware that surgery in the end may be the best option. ...Read more

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I had medial epicondylar /ulnar nerve decompression 3 1/2 months ago. My elbow is still very tender to touch or set on anything. Is that normal?

I had medial epicondylar /ulnar nerve decompression 3 1/2 months ago. My elbow is still very tender to touch or set on anything. Is that normal?

See Ortho: I would visit the orthopedic surgeon who performed the surgery. 3 and 1/2 months is usually adequate to heal enough to be pain-free. Is it possible that you may have reinjured it somehow? ...Read more

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Should gabapentin help with ulnar nerve pain? Injured right funny bone 2 days ago. Slightly tender now. Numb in last 2 digits and lateral hand.

Should gabapentin help with ulnar nerve pain? Injured right funny bone 2 days ago. Slightly tender now. Numb in last 2 digits and lateral hand.

Symptom relief: Yes, gabapentin can suppress nerve pain, but this is purely symptomatic relief, without any affect upon recovery or cure. Since your problem just began, there is an excellent chance of improvement over next 3-4 weeks. If numbness persists, at that point an EMG test could guide further intervention. ...Read more

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Whats a good way to defeat soreness?

Whats a good way to defeat soreness?

Short rest: Soreness is the body's response to physical activity which it is not accustomed too. It generally disappears over time, with a short period of resting the involved muscle. If its severe, low dose anti inflammatory meds and icing can help. If part of an exercise regimen, resume the activity in a few days, so u can continue to strengthen the muscle and prevent soreness in the future. ...Read more

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Soreness after having shigles?

Soreness after having shigles?

Need meds.: Post-herpetic neuralgia (phn) is the $3 phrase for residual pain after rash from shingles resolves. Unfortunately, this may last for days to months. It is best managed with medications for chronic pain (gabapentin as one example), prescribed by your doctor. Topical nonsteroidals (like "aspercreme") or pain-distracting (like "zostrix") may help, if appropriate for your case. ...Read more

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I have a lot of soreness on my ribs?

Many possibilities: Ribs may hurt for many reasons, such as trauma (bumped into something, somebody poked a finger into the ribs), coughing (bad cold & cough symptoms), jogging/running (breathing heavily for a while), weight training or sit-ups (over exertion while exercising), irritation in the rib's bones/muscles/cartilage/linings, a tumor (rare), etc... If symptoms don't go away quickly, one must visit a doctor. ...Read more