Pins and needles in arm or hand

Median nerve injury

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve resulting in chronic wrist pain. Symptoms include a dull ache, numbness or pins and needles in the wrist and forearm, which may radiate into the hand and fingers, and is often worse at night. Treatment includes rest, bracing and in some cases surgery.

Ulna nerve

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

The cubital tunnel is an area on the inner elbow through which the ulnar nerve passes. Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by compression on the nerve and may also be known as ulnar nerve compression or hitting your ‘funny bone’. There are various reasons why the nerve becomes compressed, including arthritis and repetitive bending of the arms.

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Wrist Fracture (Broken Wrist)

Broken Wrist

A broken wrist (or fractured wrist) is a fracture or break in the wrist end of either the radius and ulna forearm bones or any of the small carpal bones in the wrist. There are a number of different types of wrist fracture so an accurate diagnosis is essential to get the most effective treatment. If you get a sudden wrist pain and any of the other following symptoms, you should get medical help as soon as possible.

Handlebar Palsy Cycling

Handlebar Palsy

Handlebar Palsy

Handlebar palsy is a name given to a common condition suffered by cyclists. The symptoms are caused by compression of the ulnar nerve at the wrist against the handlebar. Treating this injury is usually simple, but sometimes medical help may be needed. Read more about Handlebar palsy here.

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RSI – Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive Strain Injury

RSI or repetitive strain injury is a general term rather than a specific diagnosis used to describe gradual onset pain, usually in the forearm, wrist, and hand. RSI is a term that covers several different causes of wrist pain, but all are exacerbated by certain repetitive movements, whether they’re from sport or from work. We look in more detail at the causes and treatments of this wrist injury.

Median nerve injury

Median Nerve Injury

Median nerve injury

Injury to the median nerve at the elbow may cause symptoms to appear in the forearm, wrist, and hand. Median nerve injuries are often caused by another acute injury which traps or tears the nerve, causing numbness in the forearm. Read more on the symptoms, causes, and treatment of this arm injury.

Pronator teres syndrome

Pronator Teres Syndrome

Pronator Teres Syndrome

Pronator teres syndrome is an entrapment of the median nerve, where it passes between the two parts of the pronator teres muscle in the arm causing pain, numbness and tingling in the forearm and hand. As the name indicates, pronating the hand (turning the hand with the palm facing down) can cause and exacerbate this arm injury.

Ulna nerve

Ulna Nerve Contusion

Ulna Nerve Contusion

The ulnar nerve runs down the inside of the elbow. If you knock the inside of the elbow, you can hit the ulnar nerve (or funny bone) which causes a numbness or tingling down the forearm into the fourth and fifth fingers. When this nerve becomes trapped or damaged through repetitive strain or a direct impact, it creates this sensation and can cause elbow pain.

Elbow nerve

Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Radial tunnel syndrome, also known as radial nerve entrapment and entrapment of the posterior interosseous nerve, occurs when the radial nerve gets compressed or restricted causing pain on the outside of the elbow, similar to that of tennis elbow.