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Radial Tunnel Syndrome And Swimming
Radial nerve decompr: The surgery occurs over the radial aspect of the forearm and involves decompression of the motor and sensory branches of the radial nerve. The nerve is most commonly compressed at the arcade of froshe the leading edge of the supinator. Or the leash of henry a vascular structure. Should eliminate your pain and numbness to the dorsum of the hand. Usually done under general anesthesia or regional. ...Read more
Nerve entrapment: Entrapment of the radial nerve and in particular the posterior interosseous nerve branch that gives rise to pain in the proximal forearm, weakness of extension of the wrist and fingers, and numbness to the radial dorsum of the hand. Most commonly compressed at leading margin of supinator of the forearm. ...Read more
Variable: Can ebb and flow. Goodnhand therapy can help in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Been doing therapy for radial tunnel and cubical tunnel syndrome for 5 months now and I still can't lift a gallon of milk. Is there something wrong?
No: You may want to get a repeat emg-ncs and see if the nerves are showing any signs of recovery. If so then just be patient. ...Read more
Very much so: They r hard 2 diagnose @ times as the symptoms r very similar in location. The physical examination can usually separate 1 from the other. Often emg/ncs r needed to help distinguish 1 from the other, especially if care is not sought early. ...Read more
I had a bilteral radial tunnel release, 5 months post op, but no pain relief. Negative EMG/NCS. Xrays & MRI are good. Hindering my ability to work.
SUGGEST: Let's assume delayed healing, and reliable post-op workup. Your next step involves rehabilitation intervention, and would strongly endorse experienced hand therapist, usually an occupational therapy background in concert with a physical therapy team. You need a rehab facility, with extensive experience, as all clinics are NOT equal, and some could be wasted effort. Good luck. ...Read more
Can fat atrophy in elbow as a side effect of cortisone inj cause of following:tennis elbow/radial tunnel syndrome/pinched nerve/muscle ligament/other?
No. The Steroid shot: May ameliorate the symptoms of these conditions, but I don't believe atrophy would be causing any such conditions. ...Read more
Tingling/soreness in last 3 fingers, pain in inner wrist. I thought maybe cubital tunnel but I also have occasional swelling on radial side of wrist.
I've been swimming 5 days a week for two months. My right elbow aches for a short period about once a day. Is this carpel tunnel? What can I do?
EPICONDYLITIS LIKELY: This is not a symptom of carpal tunnel. Your lateral elbow tendon attachments for the forearm muscles may be inflammed. A simple check up by your doctor can determine the cause. ...Read more
I had radial tunnel surgery 3 months ago. I have partial paralysis in both arms& weakness. (13 yrs.) will I ever regain use of my hands?
Tarsal tunnel syndro: Http://www. Sportsinjuryclinic. Net/sport-injuries/foot-heel-pain/tarsal-tunnel-syndromeGet a more detailed answer ›
Funny bone: Your ulnar nerve travels through a little tunnel on the inside of your elbow. Any swelling, inflammation, etc of this tunnel can lead to cubital tunnel. Keep your elbows protected, due not rest them onto hard surfaces, and sometimes occupational therapy is helpful. If all else fails, or you notes severe muscle atrophy/weakness of the hand, you may require a surgery to decompress the nerve. ...Read more
It can: Yes it can. Obviously depends on what's causing the problem. I do these under ultrasound guidance and have noted a higher success rate. ...Read more
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is an injury or compression of the posterior tibial nerve. This runs behind the inside ankle bone into the foot at the level of the heel bone.
Most symptoms will be pain and burning from the level of the ankle to the bottom of the foot depending on which nerve branches are involved. ...Read more
See below: The tarsal tunnel syndrome is a fairly unusual condition in which the tibial nerve which runs along the inside of the ankle becomes compressed by the connective tissue that holds it in place. The symptoms are aching pain and numbness usually in the sole of the foot. Sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more
Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is median nerve compression in the carpal tunnel at the base of the palm. Increased pressure in the confined space of the carpal tunnel causes compression of the nerve resulting in numbness of the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger. Common causes are underlying tendonitis, overuse and repetitive use, pregnancy, and diabetes or hypothyroidism are predisposing factors. ...Read more
History and physical: Usually one can diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome just by doing a good history and physical. People complain of numbness and tingling and/or weakness in the thumb and next two or three fingers. People may also have pain in this distribution if when you tap on the median nerve of the wrist. Other tests which can confirm a diagnosis include nerve conduction studies and electromyography. ...Read more
Median nerve: Compression of the median nerve at the base of the palm in canal bound by bone and the traverse carpal ligament. Swelling in the canal increases pressure on the median nerve causing numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long and half the ring fingers. Can get weakness of thenar muscles and loss of coordination as well. ...Read more