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Radial Nerve Compression

If you suffer from radial nerve compression, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.

What Is Radial Nerve Compression?

Radial nerve compression, also known as radial neuropathy or radial nerve entrapment, occurs when the radial nerve, becomes compressed or irritated. Moreover, this nerve runs along the underside of the arm and controls movement and sensation in the back of the arm, forearm, and hand. Additionally, this compression can happen at various points along the nerve pathway, such as the upper arm, elbow, or wrist.

Indication of Condition

Additionally, symptoms of this conditionmay include pain, weakness, or numbness in the back of the arm, forearm, or hand. It can also lead to difficulty extending the wrist or fingers, a weakened grip, or a loss of sensation in the affected areas.

Common causes of this condition include trauma or injury. For example, a fracture or dislocation of the upper arm or elbow, prolonged pressure on the nerve, repetitive stress or overuse, and certain medical conditions.

Treatments For Radial Nerve Compression

Treatment for radial nerve compression depends on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. Furthermore it may include conservative measures such as rest and immobilization with a splint or brace. Moreover, physical therapy exercises aid in improving strength and flexibility. Occasionally, measures may include the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce pain and inflammation. In some cases, if conservative treatments are ineffective or the compression is severe, surgery may be necessary to release the pressure on the nerve. A Nerve Repair procedure may be needed.

It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan if you suspect this condition or experience persistent symptoms. They can assess your condition and provide personalized recommendations to help alleviate symptoms and promote recovery.


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