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Casting for Peripheral Neuropathy - anyone had experience?

Jul 11, 2016 11:34 PM

I went and saw the nerve specialist last week for the decreased feeling in my hands/wrists/arm. He thinks a viable solution would be to cast my elbow (mid forearm to mid bicep). It will then allow my nerves to rest. Has anyone heard of this or have experience with it?

Jul 12, 2016 2:19 AM

Hj sweetie... ive no experience of this, but im wondering... they only do one at a time??? Is that me having another 'blonde' moment? 🐴 hope u can find out more info from someone... sending gentle hugs ur way x

Jul 12, 2016 11:58 AM

CDNgirl, I've not heard of this. Is he talking like a real cast, like for broken bones? Why not just use a arm sling or splint of some type? Better yet, why not a nerve block injx, then a support splint or brace? Whatever you do I hope it works well for you. When my tendonitis nerve pain flares I wear my splint several days and it allows the swelling to go down, which relieves the nerve pain. Hugs & prayers someone can help with this! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Jul 12, 2016 11:06 PM

Sounds very aggressive and a recipe for CRPS to me... But I have CRPS and it certainly shouldn't be the same outcome for everyone. Yes, wear splint day and night!

Jul 13, 2016 12:57 AM

Lol yes they only do one at a time. My ulnar nerve and the small fibers coming from it are mostly affected. He said injectibles work for things like carpal tunnel due to more tendons being there. The ulnar nerve at the elbow doesn't have the luxury of being cushioned. Yes, a cast like immobilized. Surgery has 50% chance of success because of the nature of my neuropathy. I think he does want to be aggressive as there's no cure for me only treatments. I think they are trying non medicinal approaches because I'm only 30.

Jul 13, 2016 9:38 AM

Thank you for explaining this. I'll definitely be praying for you! (((Hugs))) 🙂💕🙏🌸

Jul 22, 2016 11:36 PM

They put my cast on yesterday. It's a full arm cast to restrict movement in my elbow and wrist. The specialist said the research is scarce as it's a newer technique. I have to wear it for 4 weeks.

Jul 23, 2016 2:14 AM

Please let me know how it goes as experiencing same thing at moment. Have to get through August 3rd EMG/NCT then after that will insist on either hand specialist or MRI if show nothing

Jul 24, 2016 12:34 AM

The specialist I see is an orthopedic surgeon with a specialization in neuropathies and nerves. So far it seems to limit the burning pain and I have a bit of feeling back. It's only day 3 though!

Jul 25, 2016 4:54 PM

CDNgirl37 What a nightmare that you have to wear that thing for 4 weeks. However if it gives you answers and relief, that's a good thing. I had a bad tendon/ligament injury in 2014 and had a cast on for most of the year before they finally decided to operate and put my thumb joint back together. I wish you the best and will keep you in my prayers. {{{Hugs}}}💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Jul 28, 2016 11:26 PM

Things are going really well! I am one week in. I haven't had burning pain for 4 days and have feeling back in all but one finger!!!

Jul 30, 2016 9:37 AM

CDNgirl37, good luck to you. I lost the feeling and use of my left arm twice, the second time it was both arms and I was in braces up to my elbows and couldn't drive or write 2 months before my wedding! Could barely hold my bouquet! My rheumatologist actually insinuated that I was doing it on purpose!!! I obviously don't see her anymore. My hand therapist took one look at the
them and was so angry with her. As if before my wedding I wanted this to happen so I couldn't drive or do anything. It was more nerve damage. And I really liked her, too!😡. Good luck! I am so sorry that you are going through this. Mine took 4 full months of hand therapy to return to normal. Please message me anytime and I will answer back. I hope that things get better for you! Hugs and prayers.

Jul 31, 2016 9:54 PM

Thank you so much!

Aug 02, 2016 1:22 AM

That's great news! Mine took 5 years to heal. I believe it was considered "tendinitis" though, not nerve-related. However it was much more sensitive and difficult than a "typical" tendinitis.

Aug 04, 2016 8:32 AM

That is great news, and so glad for you! Hugs love & prayers it will not happen again! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Aug 15, 2016 12:40 AM

Things have been great so far. Cast comes off Thursday. We shall see!

Aug 17, 2016 6:26 PM

Less than the 17 hours!

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