Also called entrapment neuropathies, a compression neuropathy is a painful condition that develops when a nerve becomes “pinched” or compressed by surrounding structures.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve becomes compressed or squeezed as it passes through the tunnel of soft tissue called the carpal tunnel, located at the wrist. Symptoms can include numbness, burning or tingling sensations, primarily in the thumb, index and middle fingers, and also in the palm. Some people experience a weakened grip or loss of sensation in the affected area.
Cubital tunnel syndrome is also called ulnar nerve entrapment. While the ulnar nerve can become entrapped at different locations, cubital tunnel syndrome occurs specifically at the elbow as the nerve passes through a series of structures that comprise called the cubital tunnel located on the inside of the elbow. Cubital tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve is compressed, usually by soft tissue that has become inflamed. It can also occur from prolonged periods of leaning on your elbow and from irritation.
Some mild compression neuropathies in their earliest stages can be treated conservatively with cortisone injections, rest, splinting and application of ice, but when conditions are advanced, surgery may be needed to release the fibrous “tunnel” tissue to relieve pressure on the nerve. Dr. Feldman also does minimally invasive or endoscopic carpal tunnel release which is less painful, provides a more aesthetic scar and allows a significantly faster return to work or recreational activities than the traditional open carpal tunnel release.
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