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Median nerve injury

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve resulting in chronic wrist pain. Symptoms & diagnosis Causes & anatomy Treatment Exercises Surgery Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome consist of: A dull ache in the wrist and forearm. Pain may radiate into the thumb and four fingers of your …

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Ulna nerve

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 …

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Wrist Fracture (Broken Wrist)

A broken wrist is a fracture of any of the bones which make up the wrist joint. There a many different types of wrist fracture. Here we explain the symptoms and causes of wrist fractures. Broken wrist symptoms Broken wrist symptoms will vary slightly depending on the type and grade of the fracture. Sudden pain …

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Handlebar Palsy Cycling

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. Handlebar palsy symptoms Symptoms include numbness, tingling, and …

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RSI – 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 …

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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. Symptoms of a …

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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 …

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Ulna nerve

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 …

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Elbow nerve

Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Radial tunnel syndrome, also known as radial nerve entrapment, occurs when the radial nerve in the forearm gets compressed or pinched. It has symptoms similar to Tennis Elbow. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment of radial nerve impingement. Radial nerve entrapment symptoms The symptoms of radial nerve entrapment are very similar to those …

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