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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

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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Ulnar nerve pain so bad do I go to emergency room?

Ulnar nerve pain so bad do I go to emergency room?

Ulnar nerve pain: If severe yes a visit to the er is reasonable but you will need to see a neurologist at some point for evaluation for the pain. ...Read more

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Can exercise decrease ulnar nerve pain and stiffness?

Can exercise decrease ulnar nerve pain and stiffness?

Neuralgia: Ulnar pain is usually do to entrapment of a nerve, exercise usually would not help. I would recommend you see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for further workup to see if this might be a surgical lesions or if it can be treated medically. ...Read more

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How is ulnar nerve pain treated?

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 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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Can ulnar nerve pain cause bicep and tricep pain? Also have pain on both sides of elbow/wrist. Carpal tunnel was released on same arm 4 months ago.

Can ulnar nerve pain cause bicep and tricep pain? Also have pain on both sides of elbow/wrist.  Carpal tunnel was released on same arm 4 months ago.

May not be ulnar: The ulnar nerve can cause pain through out its distribution in your arm, but your pain does not fit only ulnar pain. Carpal tunnel syndrome is related to your median nerve. To have both median nerve and ulnar nerve issues, you most likely have an issue upstream of those nerves not specifically with the median or ulnar, either brachial plexus issue or cervical radiculopathy. Emg should be done. ...Read more

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Can nerve pain med help post op pain for digit widget when there's ulnar nerve damage, claw hand, crps?

It can: Neuropathic pain is notoriously difficult to treat. Treatment involves many different aspects such as medications, nerve block injections, therapy, even surgery. While medication can have a good effect, it is typically not used alone. Crps itself usually requires a significant and multi-disciplinary treatment plan, and it is best treated aggressively and quickly/early! ...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.

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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What pain relief do you suggest for acute neurological nerve pain?

Acute nerve pain: Hello. If no allergy to steroids, then steroids can be beneficial with reducing acute nerve pain. If allergy to steroids,but none to Toradol, then you could benefit from 5 days of this. Meds such as gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) elavil, etc. can be useful too- if no allergies to them. ...Read more

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On 10mg amytriptoline for nerve pain in my thighs how long does it take to get in your system and give some pain relief?

On 10mg amytriptoline for nerve pain in my thighs how long does it take to get in your system and give some pain relief?

10mg Amitriptyline: Hello. This is a very low dose. I start patients this low if they are extremely sensitive to meds. Next dose up from 10mg is 25mg. You may just need an additional 15mg in your system to make the difference with your neuropathic thigh pain.In my patient population 10mg-100mg at night has worked the best. Gradual increase to achieve the "correct dose." We increase every 3 days to a set dose per pt. ...Read more

Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more