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Nerve Compression Syndrome (Upper Extremities)

Entrapment Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity

What are Nerve Compression Syndromes of the Upper Extremities?

Nerve compression syndromes are the leading cause of nerve pain in the limbs. These syndromes occur due to external pressure (nerve swells or the contraction of surrounding tissues) on the peripheral nerves.

Nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremities occur in the upper arm, forearm, and hand. The most common type is Carpal tunnel syndrome, followed by Cubital tunnel syndrome.

Other types include pronator teres syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome, suprascapular nerve entrapment, interosseous nerve syndrome, Guyon’s canal syndrome, and thoracic outlet syndrome.

You may experience the following symptoms:

Possible causes include accidents, trauma, arthritis, diabetes, dislocated joints, hypothyroidism, surgical complications, tumors, or cysts. When left untreated, these syndromes worsen and can lead to a permanent hand disability. Diagnose and treat them promptly.

How are Nerve Compression Syndromes of the Upper Extremities Treated?

Many patients spend months on NSAIDs, steroid injections, physical and occupational therapy, splints, braces, or orthotics. But surgical intervention is usually the only way to get permanent relief from pain and numbness. It can help relieve the pressure on the nerve.

Dr. Tollestrup and his team can fix the damage with surgical intervention.

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