Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CarePain & Pain Management · 6 months ago

Can nerves be damaged from squeezing?

My drunk cousin squeezed my biceps as hard as he could one time. I was much younger than him and the pain was excruciating. I kept telling him to stop but he didn’t. Did it for around 10-15 seconds before stopping. I didnt feel any after-pain and I think that might be because he compressed my nerves and turned them numb. Am I over-thinking this or is this likely what happened?

4 Answers

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    6 months ago


  • 6 months ago

    Its called neuropraxia but it takes more than a short squeeze to do much to compress them, and it returns even with significant compression. Long term bike riders get this in their hands and legs sometimes. It returns.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    ur over thinking.

    if you are still having issues go to doctor. they only ones can tell if damaged

  • Robert
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Only a doctor can tell you that, but nerves can be compressed and damaged. 

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