What is Neurapraxia?

Neurapraxia is a disorder of the peripheral nervous system in which there is a temporary loss of motor and sensory function due to blockage of nerve conduction, usually lasting an average of six to eight weeks before full recovery.

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I stepped on a rusty nail a couple of weeks ago. The puncture healed quick but a couple of days later the top of my foot was swollen and very sore...

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Brief Answer:
May be due to temporary nerve damage

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Hi, thanks for using healthcaremagic,

Disruption of nerve supply would be the...

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My husband had rotator cuff surgery 3 weeks ago and has had tingling and numbness in right forearm but has strong mobility of his hand and can move...

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Nothing to worry about at this time

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Good evening. I am a neurologist and would like to comment on a couple of points...

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I am a 69 year old male, weight 165 pounds. Had back surgery for herniated disk (Bottom disk) causing severe sciatic pain in left leg.


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Thanks for asking the question.

Numbness post operation usually is called neuropraxia due to handling of nerve roots and spinal cord during...

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