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What can I do to help repair and alleviate pain from a damaged nerve in my hand?

What can I do to help repair and alleviate pain from a damaged nerve in my hand?

Depends: What kind of injury are we talking about? Sometimes pt can be useful, medications oral and topical can all be used as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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What can I do to relieve pain of a compressed nerve in my back?

What can I do to relieve pain of a compressed nerve in my back?

Physical therapy: Exercise to strengthen your back muscles is the only long term solution. For temporary relief try heat, acupuncture, muscle relaxants or pain meds from an md, or over-the-counter migralex (it's not just for headaches - magnesium on it helps relax muscles and Aspirin relieves pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop the pain, from a pinched nerve in my back?

What can I do to stop the pain, from a pinched nerve in my back?

Seen a doctor yet?: A pinched nerve (e.g. Sciatica) may cause severe pain and disability. If anti-inflammatories and usual pain meds have not controlled the pain then oral steroids (e.g. Medrol dose pak) followed by an injection may get the 'inflamed nerve' -under control. Other meds for 'nerve pain' may also help: Gabapentin or lyrica (pregabalin). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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The back of my right foot hurts a lot from longboarding. What can I do to treat and prevent further pain and injury?

The back of my right foot hurts a lot from longboarding. What can I do to treat and prevent further pain and injury?

Stretch!: Make sure you are properly doing your warm-up and cool-down exercises before and after longboarding. You may want to ice your heel and try an over-the counter antiinflammatory such as advil, Motrin or aleve (naproxen). Talk to your doctor if these measures are not helpful, or your symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain from a knee injury?

What can I do to relieve the pain from a knee injury?

Ice.: Ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times per day,. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication as well. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve a trapped nerve in my thigh ?

What can I do to relieve a trapped nerve in my thigh ?

Will approach this: Generically, and suppose the trapped nerve could be the lateral femoral cutaneous, in which case, pain and paresthesias might do well on lyrica, (pregabalin) loose clothing and belts over hip area, and perhaps some pt. If it is femoral nerve, this could be associated with diabetes, and if not could benefit from pt also. Could the nerve compression be primarily back related? Perhaps a visit to neurologist? ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to improve a nerve injury in my wrist?

Wrist flexibility: Certain exercises that increase flexibiliity especially in the carpal tunnel can help symptoms of nerve compression. Ultimately, strengthening the affected forearm muscles can also help in the long run. But first you need to calm down the nerve symptoms and try to minimize any exacerbating activity. ...Read more

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I have sciatic nerve damage and am in alot of pain. I need something for the nerve pain right away. Can anyone help me with some medications? Texas

HealthTapPrime(-TX?): The prescribing of meds through HealthTap can only be done through one-on-one evaluation on HealthTap Prime, our paid service.HealthTap Prime may or may not be available in Texas - I am uncertain.Meds that are impossible to prescribe through HealthTap Prime include controlled substances, such as narcotic pain meds. Back pain is best evaluated in person, IMO.Please get seen ASAP.Back pain is cruel. ...Read more

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I have a trapped nerve in my back that causes pain to shoot down my arm. Ibuprofen does not to work. How can I fix it?How can I relieve the pain?

Surgery: If it is a trapped nerve then an anti-inflammatory drug will decrease inflammation but not fix the nerve. Surgery will fix the trapping. I would have a physical therapist work to make certain it is not an issue with a muscle group - and then see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve pain in fingers and hand from typing?

What can I do to relieve pain in fingers and hand from typing?

Gel wrist pad!: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) occurs when the wrists are extended (held upward). When you type for extended periods, you must keep your wrists neutral or downward to avoid this injury. All it takes is one of those gel pads in front of your keyboard! I have one for my mouse, too. Also take breaks. Maybe consider retraining into a job with no keyboard! ...Read more

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I have constant nerve pain that's from shoulder, down arm. Is there a procedure/etc that can help or burn the nerve? Maybe cut the nerve? Help please!

I have constant nerve pain that's from shoulder, down arm. Is there a procedure/etc that can help or burn the nerve? Maybe cut the nerve? Help please!

Maybe: There are effective neuropathic medications as well as nerve block injection. Have you had electrodiagnostic testing and imaging yet? Please speak with your neurologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain from an injured back?

What can I do to relieve the pain from an injured back?

Depends on cause: It is important to stress not all "back pain" is the same and wont respond to treatments the same. Up to 85% of us adults will experience "back pain" in their lifetimes. The key to formulating a treatment plan is find the causes of your specific back pain.Once that is accomplished treatments may range from therapy/exercise, meds, various injections, manipulation, bracing, or surgery.Get evaluated! ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve pain from an irritated nerve in the lumbar area that is causing tingling down my entire leg? Would an anti-inflammatory help?

What can I do to relieve pain from an irritated nerve in the lumbar area that is causing tingling down my entire leg? Would an anti-inflammatory help?

Yes would help: An anti inflammatory such as ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) may help. You should see your doctor to make sure what is going on to cause these symptoms. If you are sure is a pinched nerve, then I have directed people to try McKenzie extension excercises which you can search for on google or u-tube but is often best demonstrated for you by Physical Therapist. ...Read more

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Can a cortisone shot help with a pinched nerve in the neck? What can a pain management and rehab doctor do for my neck? Why kind of exam happens? Help

Can a cortisone shot help with a pinched nerve in the neck? What can a pain management and rehab doctor do for my neck? Why kind of exam happens? Help

Yes : A steroid (which cortisone is a type of) can help with a pinched nerve if the result if a bulging disc. A pain doc can perform a pe and take a complete history. They will order any other necessary studies and provide u with options. Pt will provide specific exercises for you to strengthen your core. ...Read more

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My hands hurt from carpal tunnel really bad, how can I help the pain or the inflammation?

My hands hurt from carpal tunnel really bad, how can I help the pain or the inflammation?

Seek a consult: Meet with a physician to discuss the diagnosis, precipitating activities, workplace modifications, splints, medications, possible injections, and/or surgery. ...Read more

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What can I peersonally do to get the feeling back in my fingers from Ulnar nerve entrapment? I can't see a surgeon or anything.

What can I peersonally do to get the feeling back in my fingers from Ulnar nerve entrapment? I can't see a surgeon or anything.

Depends on severity: If the problem is clear-cut and severe, you need surgery. If it is mild and of less than 6 months duration, avoiding prolonged flexion of that elbow, and using the other hand for activities (like holding a phone) ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve inflammation in my shoulder? I've been told to strengthen my shoulder but that causes more pain if i work out.

What can I do to relieve inflammation in my shoulder?  I've been told to strengthen my shoulder but that causes more pain if i work out.

Ortho evaluation: If you still have pain after appropriate strengthening exercises then you probably have an unstable shoulder. This needs to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon as you might need stabilization surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease the pain from a bruised/swollen thumb?

What can I do to ease the pain from a bruised/swollen thumb?

Ice lopcally&motrin: If it is recent use ice locally, and you can take ibuprophen(motrin) or Aleve (naproxen) for pain and inflammation. ...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