Radial Nerve Entrapment (Syndrome)

What is radial nerve entrapment?

Radial Nerve Entrapment Syndrome is pain arising on the outer-side of the elbow as a result of entrapment of the posterior interosseous (PIN) branch of the radial nerve in the upper part of the forearm just below the elbow. The entrapment can occur as a result of inflammation, oedema, haematoma or space occupying lesions.

The main treatment of Radial Nerve Entrapment Syndrome is rest, activity modification, and anti-inflammatory medication. Splints worn on the wrist may help to relieve symptoms. Physiotherapy with stretches, massage and neural glide techniques may also help. If the symptoms persist or worsen, surgery can be performed to decompress the nerve.

Dr James McLean provides consultation and various treatments for Radial Nerve Entrapment and a wide variety of other elbow conditions in his multiple practice locations in Adelaide. With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their injuries. Click here for more information on other conditions involving the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow which Dr James McLean has a special interest in treating.

To find out more about Radial Nerve Entrapment or to book a consultation, contact Dr James McLean.

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