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Unread 09-02-2010, 07:15 PM   #1
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Ulnar nerve entrapment

I have recently developed this. It is so irritating I haven't had a good night sleep in five days now and is interrupting my life considerably as I work with computers for a living. My hand is at times pulsingly numb and the doctor was no help, she pretty much told me there is nothing they can do at this time and just live with it...

Does anyone have this? If so any suggestions? I am looking into a elbow brace and a more ergonomic way to work. Any help would be great.

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Unread 09-02-2010, 07:21 PM   #2
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I'm in a somewhat similar position. I got my wisdom teeth out, and one had especially deep roots that were apparently too close to a nerve (I think the inferior alveolar nerve). Basically it's damaged and I have almost no feeling on the left side of my chin, several lower teeth, and bottom lip. Doc said there's not much that can be done...either it heals or it doesn't...
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Unread 09-02-2010, 07:27 PM   #3
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You need to see a good specialist. I would look for an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the hand and upper extremity for a full evaluation and treatment options. Check the aaos website for a specialist near you and the castle connoly website for a top hand and upper extremity specialist. Assh.org is another good reference site. I know a few specialists on the east coast but not many on the west coast. Good luck.
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Unread 09-04-2010, 06:20 AM   #4
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I had the same problem in 2005. It was so bad that I was losing muscle in my forearm and tricep. I was in the Military at the time and they sent me to a specialist. She recommended moving the nerve from its normal channel to the inside of my elbow away from the bone (I now have no funny bone on my left arm.) One surgery, a nasty scar and a some good painkillers later the issue is much better. It's still sensitive, but the numbness is gone. If the Military can find someone to help, anyone can.
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Unread 09-04-2010, 12:19 PM   #5
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Active Release Technique

Do a search and find a clininc near you, many chiropractors are certified in this.

When I was doing competitive power lifting I had to have my ulnar nerve reset using ART. It hurts like a ***** when there doing it but its the real deal.

Check this link for some info
What is Active Release Techniques — Active Release Techniques® – ART – Dr. Sebastian Gonzales D.C., C.S.C.S., ART – Orange, California – Sports Injury & Performance Care – Orange County, California
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Unread 09-05-2010, 05:22 AM   #6
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If you have numbness in your hands, you could have some interesting "private time.". It might seem like someone else is doing certain things to you.
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