Radial Tunnel Syndrome Treatment in Freehold and Monroe Township, NJ
Radial tunnel syndrome occurs when the radial nerve, one of three main nerves in the arm, becomes irritated, usually at the point where it passes through the radial tunnel in the elbow. The irritation can result from repetitive arm movements, such as pushing and pulling; repetitive hand movements, such as gripping and pinching; or repetitive wrist movements, such as bending and flexing. The resulting symptoms include pain in the forearm, wrist, and hand.
How Is Radial Tunnel Syndrome Treated?
The goal of treatment for radial tunnel syndrome is to manage the symptoms. For instance, if the patient’s job duties involve repetitive movements that cause or contribute to the pain, activity modifications may be necessary. Some options include taking regular breaks throughout the workday and avoiding heavy pulling and pushing movements if possible.
Additionally, after diagnosing radial tunnel syndrome, a physician at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) in Freehold or Monroe Township, New Jersey, may suggest:
- Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce painful swelling
- A wrist or elbow splint to inhibit movement and prevent further irritation of the radial nerve
- Physical therapy techniques to address the effects of repetitive motion stress
- Steroid injections to relieve severe inflammation and pressure on the radial nerve
Surgical treatment for radial tunnel syndrome is usually unnecessary.
Advanced Treatment Techniques at AOSMI
At AOSMI, we utilize the latest and most effective methods of evaluating, treating, and rehabilitating hand, wrist, and elbow conditions. Our goal is to ensure that radial tunnel syndrome and other injuries are effectively treated using the least invasive approach possible.
Contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in Freehold or Monroe Township, NJ, where you can learn more about our treatment options for radial tunnel syndrome.