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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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Should I see a rheumatologist about ulnar nerve subluxation?

Should I see a rheumatologist about ulnar nerve subluxation?

No: You are probably better served by seeing an orthopedist if you suspect ulnar nerve damage. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise if you have ulnar nerve subluxation?

What is the best exercise if you have ulnar nerve subluxation?

Ulnar Subluxation: Exercises that avoid repetitive flexion and extension of the elbow is the most beneficial. Examples could be bike riding. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about ulnar nerve subluxation surgery?

What can you tell me about ulnar nerve subluxation surgery?

Safe procedure: An experienced hand surgeon merely moves the nerve out of harms way, under the skin, or under the muscle. In my experience, very successful and uncomplicated. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for shoulder subluxation without surgery?

What is the best treatment for shoulder subluxation without surgery?

See Doctor: As you imagine, the best treatment for your specific situation will depend on a careful history, physical, and evaluation of imaging studies. Online consultants will not be able to provide you with precise and/or meaningful advice.
Best to be seen by well experienced orthopedic surgeon.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a lateral subtalar joint subluxation?

What is the treatment for a lateral subtalar joint subluxation?

Subtalar Instability: There are many treatments of lateral subtalar joint instability. You can use bracing and taping to give external support. You can have orthotic devices designed with a high degree of subtalar joint stability. You can be placed on a strengthening program including balancing, progressive resistive exercises, and functional conditioning. You can consider prolotherapy and surgical options. Dr blake. ...Read more

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How common is peroneal subluxation and what is usually the treatment?

How common is peroneal subluxation and what is usually the treatment?

Not very common: This condition occurs most often after one major or repetitive milder injuries to the ankle such a fracture or sprains. For mild cases, an ankle brace and physical therapy can be helpful. For more severe cases where the tendons slide easily over the fibula, surgery to stabilize the supporting structures is necessary. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What type of treatment should I expect as a young athlete with shoulder subluxation?

What type of treatment should I expect as a young athlete with shoulder subluxation?

Therapy: After a thorough medical evaluation to rule out serious instabilities and causes, the initial treatment for this problem is typically a short period of rest followed by physical therapy to strengthen the stabilizing muscles that hold the shoulder joint in place. Protective/restrictive braces can also be utilized depending on the athlete's sport. Surgery can be an option if all else fails. ...Read more

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What is the average recovery time for patella subluxation treatment?

What is the average recovery time for patella subluxation treatment?

Depends on Treatment: Recovery varies widely based on the severity of the injury, associated injuries, and type of treatment. Non-operative treatment for an initial subluxation may only require 2-6 weeks. Operative treatment for more unstable or recurrent subluxations or those with associated injuries my require 4-6 months for recovery. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for shoulder subluxation (partial dislocation)?

What are your treatment options for shoulder subluxation (partial dislocation)?

Phyysical therapy.: At age 50, the chances of recurrent dislocations/subluxations are low.
Physical therapy is usually prescribed to strengthen the surrounding musculature to prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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I was diagnoses with acute complete tear of peroneal retinaculum and subluxation of the perneous longus and brevis tendons what's the treatment?

I was diagnoses with acute complete tear of peroneal retinaculum and subluxation of the perneous longus and brevis tendons what's the treatment?

Surgery: The retinaculum is a band that holds the peroneus muscle tendons down against the outside aspect of the foot. It provides a tunnel through which the tendons maintain their position and fulcrum action.

Surgery is the only way to correct this problem. Since the retinaculum is ligamentous and has no true blood supply it cannot heal itself and thus surgical repair is necessary.

See you foot doctor!! ...Read more

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Ankle Peroneal subluxation tendon treatment? And what could you do for it? What will happen if you keep on playing on a sport on it? Symptoms?

Ankle Peroneal subluxation tendon treatment? And what could you do for it? What will happen if you keep on playing on a sport on it? Symptoms?

Depends on severity: For some it does not pose a problem and others it does. Conservatively you can wear a brace, if this fails there are numerous surgical procedures to fix the subluxations from occuring.....I.e recreating the anatomy. I.e seeping the groove on the fibula, repairing the overlying retinaculum... ...Read more

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What could happen if you don't treat peroneal subluxation? How do you know if you have it and treatments?

What could happen if you don't treat peroneal subluxation? How do you know if you have it and treatments?

See a doctor: As I am sure you know the peroneal tendon travels down the outside portion of the leg and is held in place by strong connecti ve tissue. The tendon can displace after an ankle sprain or in activities where frequent turning is required. If not treated it may slip in and out of place which can be very uncomfortable. A sports medicine doc will fix it. ...Read more

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I play water polo & I have shoulder subluxation, my doc said therapy should help return 2 normal activity, polo isn't normal activity, howcan iplayagain?

I play water polo & I have shoulder subluxation, my doc said therapy should help return 2 normal activity, polo isn't normal activity, howcan iplayagain?

Prolotherapy: Prolotherapy can repair the torn ligaments in the shoulder and let you regain an stable shoulder.

Visiv www. Getprolo. Com ot www. Aaomed. Org for information and for a doctor to help you. ...Read more

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Just had MRI elbow, have partial tear LCL and ulnar subluxation. Surgery or therapy? Lots of snapping/pain.

Just had MRI elbow, have partial tear LCL and ulnar subluxation. Surgery or therapy? Lots of snapping/pain.

Depends.: On what your orthopedist recommends as he/she has examined you and has more insight into your injury. I would guess physical therapy is going to be first line option with surgery reserved if PT and rehabilatation is not successful. Your orthopedist may specialize in just the elbow/shoulder and have vast experience. Ask him/her about similar patient outcomes. Trust in your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, Had a patellar subluxation about 2 weeks ago - therapy for 4 weeks 2x a week. Knee bend at 115 deg. Can I start walking without a crutch?

Hi Doctor, Had a patellar subluxation about 2 weeks ago - therapy for 4 weeks 2x a week. Knee bend at 115 deg. Can I start walking without a crutch?

Ask your PT: Generally it takes 6-8 weeks to fully recover from a patellar subluxation. Often it can take up to 20 physical therapy visits within 12 weeks to fully recover. You should definitely not participate in strenuous activity until you can fully straighten and bend your leg. I suggest you consult with your physical therapist and your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Medication for ulnar nerve entrapment? Does it cure on its own? Its been 4 days tsince im experiencing numbness in my pinky and ring finger of right hand uptil my elbow

Medication for ulnar nerve entrapment? Does it cure on its own? Its been 4 days tsince im experiencing numbness in my pinky and ring finger of right hand uptil my elbow

Cubital tunnel: Inflammation and compression of the ulnar nerve around the elbow can cause numbness/tingling in the ring and small fingers. This is called cubital tunnel syndrome and is treated with oral/injectable steroids, nsaid's, therapy. It is also important to avoid extreme elbow flexion and pressure on the inside part of the elbow. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment./surgery. ...Read more

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What are the treatment optios for ulnar nerve entrapment?

What are the treatment optios for ulnar nerve entrapment?

Ulnar nerve: Sorry you are having trouble with your ulnar nerve. This is a pretty broad question because there are multiple sites where nerves can be entrapped. I would discuss with a physiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon. The ulnar nerve's anatomy is more variable than other nerves which makes the options more complicated. You may require an emg/ncv study before your question can be answered. ...Read more

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Is Physiotherapy the correct treatment for Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

Sometimes: Ulnar nerve entrapment typically occurs at the elbow, but can also occur at the wrist. A short course of anti-inflammatories, bracing, and activity modification can usually resolve the symptoms. A referral to a specialist may be needed if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Should I go to the e.R if my ulnar nerve is hurting bad?

WHY ER?: The er is specifically designed to triage and handle emergencies. You possess an elective condition, and should see your doctor. The er will make you wait, cause need for numerous exams, likely provide you a narcotic which may be of limited value, and charge you a large sum of money to refer you back to your original doctor. ...Read more

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Need to know is your ulnar nerve the same thing as the ucl?

Need to know is your ulnar nerve the same thing as the ucl?

Ulnar nerve: I believe the "ucl" you are referring to is a ligament and not a nerve so if that is the case they are not the same. ...Read more

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Please tell me, is your ulnar nerve the same thing as the ucl?

Please tell me, is your ulnar nerve the same thing as the ucl?

No: Ulnar Nerve is a nerve and the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL or internal lateral ligament) is a thick triangular band at the medial aspect of the elbow uniting the distal aspect of the humerus to the proximal aspect of the ulna. ...Read more

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What are the causes of damage to the ulnar nerve from surgery?

What are the causes of damage to the ulnar nerve from surgery?

Often compression: During surgery, the arms and legs must be arranged in a fashion to prevent compression of the nerves. Since anesthetics are used during surgery, the arms and the legs can compress themselves if the surgery is a decent length. When nerves are compressed, numbness and weakness may follow. Stretching also may occur during surgery, this may also result in mild damage. ...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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How to know if I have an ulnar nerve injury?

How to know if I have an ulnar nerve injury?

See below: See your doctor if you are concerned. In general, you would have pain, numbness, tingling and weakness of the "ring" and "pinky" finger. ...Read more

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How serious is ulnar nerve entrapment surgery?

Open surgery: Any surgery around the nerves has risks and potential complications. Ulnar nerve surgery is a relatively common surgery done by neurosurgeons and nerve specialists. It involves identifying the nerve at the region of the elbow and freeing it up of any scar and adhesions. Sometimes, it is necessary to transpose it or move it slightly so that it is not as easily injured. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes an ulnar nerve injury?

Various causes: Most common is Ulnar Neuropathy caused by the Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. The ulnar nerve gets compressed at the inner side of the elbow resulting in numbness and tingling radiating from the elbow, down the medial forearm, to the 4th and 5th fingers. For more info see patient info at
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