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Is an ulnar nerve transposition effective for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Is an ulnar nerve transposition effective for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Yes: Ulnar nerve transposition is equivalent to an ulnar nerve decompression operation for entrapment at the elbow. ...Read more

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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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Is Physiotherapy the correct treatment for Ulnar Nerve Entrapment?

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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Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Nerve entrapment: Each of these has particular symptoms and causes which may help to sort them out http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Why does a compressed ulnar nerve (ulnar canal syndrome) not cause radial deviation?

Why does a compressed ulnar nerve (ulnar canal syndrome) not cause radial deviation?

Ulnar Nerve: supplies motor innervation to the adductor pollicis muscle in the thumb, the muscles of the hypothenar eminence and the intrinsic muscles of the palm (interossei and lumbricals) The branches to the forearm muscles (extensor and flexor carpi ulnaris when compressed produce only minor weakness (vs what occurs when the nerve is cut) One might develop a claw hand but not radial deviation ...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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Symptoms and surgery for ulner nerve impingment?

Pain or numbness: Usually symptoms are pain or numbness of pinky and/or ring ringer and/or that side of the hand only. Not the thumb side if the hand. Surgery is pretty standard for hand surgeons. Good luck. ...Read more

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How are golfer's elbow and ulnar nerve problem differentiate?

Tendon vs. nerve: Golfer's elbow is due to the muscle tendon. Pain starts at the medial epicondyle and spreads down the forearm. Wrist bending, forearm twisting, & object grasping worsens the pain. Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by a pinched ulnar nerve as it crosses the elbow on its way to the hand. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000789.htm ...Read more

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Carpal tunel : can nerve damage repair itself?

Carpal tunel : can nerve damage repair itself?

Yes: 98% of patients will get improvement in sensation and most complete recovery. It could take up to 3-4 months, so be patient. It also depends on how much damage you have going into the surgery (based on emg/ncv test). Permanent and irreversible nerve damage can also occur for many reasons without decompression of the nerve. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ulnar and radial nerve compression?

What is the treatment for ulnar and radial nerve compression?

Non-surgical first: Compression of the ulnar and radial nerves can produce pain, numbness, weakness in certain muscle groups. Diagnosis is made from the clinical exam, and confirmed by EMG studies. Typically, the symptoms are treated with anti- inflammatory medications, reduced activity, splinting. Ulnar nerve decompression can be performed surgically for severe symptoms. Radial nerve decompression is less common. ...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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What's the difference symptom wise, of carpel tunnel syndrome and median nerve injury ? Can cervical rf procedure cause median nerve injury?

What's the difference symptom wise, of carpel tunnel syndrome and median nerve injury ? Can cervical rf procedure cause median nerve injury?

No: Median nerve doesn't exist until your arm pit. It doesn't start in the neck. It is formed by the combination of two nerves about six inches away from neck where rf would be performed. Carpal tunnel syndrome speaks to injury of the nerve at the wrist. ...Read more

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Muscle wasting possible due to ulnar nerve compression?

Muscle wasting possible due to ulnar nerve compression?

Yes: Depending on where nerve is compressed, muscles innervated may be affected. Commonly, muscle in first webspace, between thumb and index, become atrophied. Muscles between metacarpals, or interossei, can atrophy. Result is hand weakness with atrophy. ...Read more

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Is it common to receive electrotherapy for radial or median nerve injury?

Is it common to receive electrotherapy for radial or median nerve injury?

Yes: It is not uncommon to use electortherapy for the condition you stated. However, how effective it will be is another debate. Medicare has recently stated that they will not cover treatment with tens (electrical stimulation), due to lack sufficient data to show benefit. ...Read more

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Is surgery needed for foot drop from anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome (deep peroneal nerve entrapment) from ant tib tenosynovitis from ultrasound burn?

Something does not: Sound right about this. The common peroneal nerve can cause a drop foot. The deep peroneal nerve from ant tarsal tunnel is on the top of the foot. The nerve runs deep as the name implies and hence would not be affected from ultrasound. Entrapment of this nerve would not cause a dropfoot, it usually causes numbness to the first webspace or great toe. ...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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Help can cubital tunnel syndrome/ulnar nerve damage cause twitching muscles?

Help can cubital tunnel syndrome/ulnar nerve damage cause twitching muscles?

Yes to your question: Damage to any nerve that supplies a muscle may cause twitching. When the ulnar nerve is damaged, twitching may occur along the medial forearm, and many muscles that move the fingers - such as the muscles that move the fingers apart and together and the muscles that help the fingers curl and grip. http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Can spinal nerve impingement cause penile numbness?

Can spinal nerve impingement cause penile numbness?

YES: Damage to the nerves that supply the perineum may result in penile numbness. It is well known that bicycle riding, which is an excellent aerobic exercise, may result in penile numbness. This may result from nerve damage or vascular compression resulting arterial insuffiency, swelling and even blood clots. If you're having numbness your pcp may refer you to a urologist & neurolidt for evaluation. ...Read more

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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