Nerve Entrapment

nerve-entrapment-2-300x199Nerve entrapment pinched due to some physiological abnormalities. This can be due to direct trauma, metabolic disease, overuse, tendonitis or soft tissue mass.

The symptoms of nerve entrapment cause numbness, shooting pain, burning sensation, weakness and no movement in sever chronic conditions.

Diagnosis is made based a through medical history and clinical examination. Diagnostic studies can include MRI, NCV, EMG and ultra sound.

Treatment includes conservative therapy. This includes immobilization, injection, physical therapy, topical creams, control of the underlying disease. In chronic cases surgery maybe indicated.