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Otter
06-01-2012, 01:21 PM
I know we've seen our share of stupid medical help threads on CP but this one I think is a legit ask before rushing to the ER...

I got slammed on my right elbow in jiu jitsu class last Saturday landed on my 'funny bone' which I'm pretty sure is actually a nerve and can't feel the top of my pinky and ring finger on the same arm for almost a week now. I can write, control a mouse and everything else fine but there's no feeling.

I'm 99% sure it wasn't a stroke or anything just because of the way it happened and I can feel the tingle from elbow to finger tips but when do you see a doctor on this one?

It's kinda cool beating off tho, like getting a hand job from a retard.

Kyle DeLexus
06-01-2012, 01:26 PM
You pinched your ulnar nerve (funny bone). A week seems like a long time. I'd google it and see what you find out from that as I'm sure it's happened to plenty of others.

penguinz
06-01-2012, 01:26 PM
I know we've seen our share of stupid medical help threads on CP but this one I think is a legit ask before rushing to the ER...

I got slammed on my right elbow in jiu jitsu class last Saturday landed on my 'funny bone' which I'm pretty sure is actually a nerve and can't feel the top of my pinky and ring finger on the same arm for almost a week now. I can write, control a mouse and everything else fine but there's no feeling.

I'm 99% sure it wasn't a stroke or anything just because of the way it happened and I can feel the tingle from elbow to finger tips but when do you see a doctor on this one?

It's kinda cool beating off tho, like getting a hand job from a retard.Never see a doctor for possible nerve damage!

WV
06-01-2012, 01:28 PM
Soak it in antifreeze, eat some rabbit and then use that arm to masturbate in the middle of the highway.

Otter
06-01-2012, 01:29 PM
You pinched your ulnar nerve (funny bone). A week seems like a long time. I'd google it and see what you find out from that as I'm sure it's happened to plenty of others.

I think I'm giving it two weeks because I don't even know what a doctor would do without violating me. Just getting weird. Stuff like this usually goes away by now.

Just wondering if anyone experienced anything similar.

Kyle DeLexus
06-01-2012, 01:33 PM
I think I'm giving it two weeks because I don't even know what a doctor would do without violating me. Just getting weird. Stuff like this usually goes away by now.

Just wondering if anyone experienced anything similar.

I just looked some stuff up for it. The dr. will give you meds. Then with the meds it'll take from a few days to a few months to go back to normal depending on how bad you pinched it.

Honestly, I'd give it a couple more days max.

Inspector
06-01-2012, 01:36 PM
Try taking a salt tablet. That should help.

Otter
06-01-2012, 01:41 PM
I just looked some stuff up for it. The dr. will give you meds. Then with the meds it'll take from a few days to a few months to go back to normal depending on how bad you pinched it.

Honestly, I'd give it a couple more days max.

Yeah, I looked up same stuff. Don't really believe in meds at this point. I think it's just a 'pincher' but never had one before like this. The color of the fingers and function is find just dead feel.

I'll wait and see if anyone has been there and keep exploring. Thanks.

Radar Chief
06-01-2012, 01:41 PM
You’re lucky that’s all it did. Getting slammed on your elbow that hard is the kind of thing broken shoulders are made from.

Otter
06-01-2012, 01:44 PM
You’re lucky that’s all it did. Getting slammed on your elbow that hard is the kind of thing broken shoulders are made from.

Had a broken shoulder, it's not that. Nerve stuff.

Radar Chief
06-01-2012, 01:52 PM
Had a broken shoulder, it's not that. Nerve stuff.

Oh I’m sure, that’s all it sounds like, just giving you the “count your blessings” speech. ;)
Kinda like the ER doc stitching up your face and saying, “That’s why we call them ‘murdercycles’.”

KC Tattoo
06-01-2012, 02:00 PM
Yeah, I looked up same stuff. Don't really believe in meds at this point. I think it's just a 'pincher' but never had one before like this. The color of the fingers and function is find just dead feel.

I'll wait and see if anyone has been there and keep exploring. Thanks.

The thing about pinch nerves is that it's like a sponge, the longer it's pinched or the force causing the pinch is severe the longer it takes to undo the dammage. So a sponge for an example is squished and takes time to go back to natural. That's how a nerve heals mostly on it's own but if a bone is crushing it then there could be longer term dammage to it.

That's how my back was. I had a bone fracture in my low back pinching a nerve and the pain was excruciating and I needed surgery, meds & epidurals did me no good.

Otter
06-01-2012, 02:07 PM
The thing about pinch nerves is that it's like a sponge, the longer it's pinched or the force causing the pinch is severe the longer it takes to undo the dammage. So a sponge for an example is squished and takes time to go back to natural. That's how a nerve heals mostly on it's own but if a bone is crushing it then there could be longer term dammage to it.

That's how my back was. I had a bone fracture in my low back pinching a nerve and the pain was excruciating and I needed surgery, meds & epidurals did me no good.

Do you think 2 weeks is a fair amount of time or from your experience would you make a Saturday appointment? And what are they going to do anyway?

There's no discomfort, just tingle and dead finger tips.

KC Tattoo
06-01-2012, 02:13 PM
Do you think 2 weeks is a fair amount of time or from your experience would you make a Saturday appointment? And what are they going to do anyway?

There's no discomfort, just tingle and dead finger tips.

I think it would depend on your level of pain tollerence on what you can handle. They can do an xray to see if there is a broken bone involved. I don't think meds will heal a broken bone but just make you feal less pain.

KC Tattoo
06-01-2012, 02:15 PM
If you have no feelings in your fingers, I'd see a doctor about it if it continues with out noticable improvement in a day or so.

petegz28
06-01-2012, 02:17 PM
Why not go see the Doc before you wait to long and something really gets fucked up?

Then again you could just rub some dirt on it....

Pawnmower
06-01-2012, 02:19 PM
rub some tussin on it

KC Tattoo
06-01-2012, 02:20 PM
Yeah, I'd say if it bothers you that much to seek advice on a football forum albeit Chiefs Planet greatest advice columnest there are. You should go see a doctor.

Otter
06-01-2012, 02:33 PM
If you have no feelings in your fingers, I'd see a doctor about it if it continues with out noticable improvement in a day or so.

If there's no improvement in feeling by tomorrow I'll see doc Botti. Like I said wasn't looking for written in stone advice on CP just seeing if anyone had one before.

Thanks! Rep sent.

KC Tattoo
06-01-2012, 02:46 PM
If there's no improvement in feeling by tomorrow I'll see doc Botti. Like I said wasn't looking for written in stone advice on CP just seeing if anyone had one before.

Thanks! Rep sent.

Hope you trust your doctor and he has experience. Ask him plenty of questions and not let him bull shit you that it's nothing if you feel like something is wrong your probably more right than the doctor is. My regular doctor was young and didn't do shit for me. I suffered for 8 months with a low lumbar bulging disk that was crushing the nerve and he just put me off with epiderals and pain meds. Didn't do me a bit of good untill I got to go see a surgain dr and he had me in surgery asap after he took one look at me hunch over and in pain.

Otter
06-01-2012, 02:51 PM
Hope you trust your doctor and he has experience. Ask him plenty of questions and not let him bull shit you that it's nothing if you feel like something is wrong your probably more right than the doctor is. My regular doctor was young and didn't do shit for me. I suffered for 8 months with a low lumbar bulging disk that was crushing the nerve and he just put me off with epiderals and pain meds. Didn't do me a bit of good untill I got to go see a surgain dr and he had me in surgery asap after he took one look at me hunch over and in pain.

Don't think it is anything more thank a bad stinger but I asked for advice and you helped and I thank you. It's just weird not being able to feel your fingers for a week.

Thanks again for insight. I appreciate it much. Everything helps you evaluate.

KC Tattoo
06-01-2012, 03:03 PM
Then again if your giving yourself a handjob like it's from someone else, then why would you want to give that up? Srsly why would you? :shrug:

mikey23545
06-01-2012, 03:11 PM
Don't think it is anything more thank a bad stinger but I asked for advice and you helped and I thank you. It's just weird not being able to feel your fingers for a week.

Thanks again for insight. I appreciate it much. Everything helps you evaluate.

Yeah, I think unless it's a matter of finances or something, why take a chance? Just go see a doc before you possibly incur some permanent damage because of delaying.

I only give this advice because in my past I ignored some things which have greatly hurt my health in my later years.

Hog Farmer
06-01-2012, 03:35 PM
YOU IDIOT ! You have no feeling in your hand and you want to fix it !!!! This is your perfect opportunity to make some hard cash at the bar. Like bet some poeple you can hold your hand over an open flame longer than they can or bet them you can put your hand on the 120 degree asphalt and let a pickup back over it .

Cornstock
06-01-2012, 03:53 PM
closest thing I've had to that was falling on my elbow playing basketball and breaking a little piece off of it. It was really tender for about a month and I hoped the little chip would reattach, but it never did and I can still feel it floating around in there.

keg in kc
06-01-2012, 03:56 PM
I got slammed on my right elbow in jiu jitsu class last Saturday landed on my 'funny boneTranslation: I over-lotioned, slipped off my joystick while surfing zooporn.edu and banged my elbow on my keyboard tray.

Groves
06-01-2012, 05:00 PM
How would you feel about playing first base for the Oakland A's?

Kyle DeLexus
06-01-2012, 05:01 PM
Translation: I over-lotioned, slipped off my joystick while surfing zooporn.edu and banged my elbow on my keyboard tray.

or

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/t0SKm2uoKX4/0.jpg

prhom
06-01-2012, 05:05 PM
I would go see a doctor, but if the nerves are damaged I'm afraid there won't be much they can do to help. As far as I know there is no way to actually repair nerves that are physically damaged.

MTG#10
06-01-2012, 06:45 PM
I bumped my left elbow (funny bone) in the shower somehow about 6 years ago and to this day only have about 50% feeling in my left pinky. Never went to the dr for it.

Pasta Giant Meatball
06-01-2012, 06:46 PM
Only known cure is to shove elbow into flaming AIDS tree whilst sipping on a pitcher of Cherry Antifreeze laden Kool-Aid.

bevischief
06-01-2012, 07:04 PM
Amputation or a elbow fission is the way to be sure.