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How long ago did you bruise your ulnar nerve? What happened to hurt the nerve?
I have a numb little finger and index finger thonk I have bruised my ulnar and have a ulnar claw think my radious is also bruised if thats what its called how long will this take to repair and can I still do judo
That is a very good question and it depends on the extent of the bruising, if the nerve is still being damaged by pressure, compression, loss of blood supply etc.
not sure how I bruised it
think I fel over or banged it somehow
As far as still doing Judo, as a second degree black belt in Akido I can say from experience that you should not do any judo practice until this issue has resolved.
How long have you been experiencing symptoms?
about 4 weeks now
That is a very long time. If you have not seen a MD at this point, you really need to. Symptoms that last as long as yours have make me believe that there is ongoing compromise to the nerve. Left untreated you could end up with permanent loss of function.
is there anything i should be doing
At the very least, you may benefit from a localized steroid injection to decrease swelling and inflammation in the area of the compromised nerve.
A month out? There really is nothing that you can do at home, in my opinion, that is going to be adequate. Time to seek professional care.
ok thanks very much
My pleasure. Have a good day.
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do you think the nerve will repair
That is very hard to say. Nerves do not like to be hurting for this long........but, if you can fix whatever is causing the problem hopefully it will return to complete function. As you know, once nerve tissue dies it is never replaced and your symptoms are natures way of telling you that this nerve is very sick