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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???

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 feel sore when aorund lillies. Wtf is going on?

I feel sore when aorund lillies. Wtf is going on?

Possible allergies: Environmental/pollens allergies often show as runny nose, congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes, rashes, headaches, and some do feel achy. It is not too common having just achiness and not much else--as u did not mention such. But my guess is that your body is not in agreement with the scent of lillies- my advice would be to keep a good distance. Please refrain from use of foul language. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a cold sore?

What is a cold sore?

"fever blister": Cold sores are little blisters that form on the lips or mouth. They are caused by a herpes simplex virus. The blisters often break open and leak a clear fluid, then scab over after a few days. ...Read more

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Is a cold sore heaper?

Cold sores: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. ...Read more

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Do a cold sore pusses?

Do a cold sore pusses?

It can appear so..: Small cold sores often appear with just slightly yellowish fluid (plasma-like) but larger ones can look like puss-filled lesion. The body white blood cells attack the virus, cause inflammation, fluid accumulation and thus appears as puss. These often resolves spontaneously. If it becomes larger and large with more redness/pain, it could secondary infection/boil. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sore thorat for a week?

Sore thorat for a week?

Many possibilities: See a doctor for evaluation. This could be anything from seasonal allergies to gonorrhea, but more likely either strep or virus (ebv possible). Get diagnosed and treated.. ...Read more

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What causes of cold sore?

What causes of cold sore?

Cold sore: Cold sore is caused by virus called Herpes simplex . Most common way to catch it through kiss. It can present as tingling followed by blister formation which can last for few days. It is very infectious . usually blister leads to scab which disappears over few weeks but virus can lay dormant in nerve and can get activated at later stage . http://patient.info/health/cold-sores-leaflet ...Read more

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What helps a sore thoart?

What helps a sore thoart?

Sore throat: Swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a streph throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. Avoid cigarette smoke. ...Read more

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How do I treat sore heels?

How do I treat sore heels?

Shoe cushions and..: You possibly have heel spur or plantar fasciitis--inflammation near heel area (see pic). This can be quite painful especially first getting out of bed in the morning. I suggest doing some heel stretching, use motrin/aleve, and arch-support cushions in all of your shoes. If these measures don't help, consult doc--rarely a stress fracture can cause misery as well. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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My shoulder always is sore?

My shoulder always is sore?

Possibly rotator cuf: Most common shoulder pain is overuse causing rotator cuff syndrome which ranges from mild tendinitis to complete tear. You should get complete clinical evaluation and possibly xray and/or MRI depending on exam findings. ...Read more

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How can I stop a cold sore?

How can I stop a cold sore?

Options: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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Why do you get a cold sore?

Stress, exposures to: Some will get them from excessive exposure to sunlight, others to tomatoes, others to spicy foods. By far the major contributor appears to be stress. ...Read more

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