Entrapment neuropathies can begin as a sensory or motor abnormality leading to a severely debilitating disease if not treated correctly. The most common entrapment neuropathies are: median nerve (pronator syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, anterior interosseous nerve syndrome), ulnar nerve (cubital tunnel syndrome), radial nerve (posterior interosseous nerve syndrome). Specific signs and symptoms will lead to a diagnosis. If you need any special tests (X-rays, EMG, MRI) these will be requested.
Treatment consists of conservative treatment and surgery.
Surgery will be considered if conservative treatment fails or if the problem is already severely debilitating (e.g. permanent sensory loss; loss of function or severe muscle atrophy (thinning).