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Radial Tunnel Syndrome: Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


What is Radial Tunnel Syndrome?

Radial tunnel syndrome occurs when the radial nerve experiences increased pressure which is located around the bones and muscles of the forearm and elbow. The compression can become inflammed on the muscles due to friction.  Since the radial nerve primarily affects the muscles mechanical movement, numbness and tingling rarely occurs as it does in cubital and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Radial Tunnel Syndrome Causes

  1. Injury
  2. Noncancerous fatty tumors (lipomas)
  3. Bone tumors
  4. Inflammation of surrounding tissue

Radial Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms

Due to the pressure on the radial nerve patients tend to feel a cutting, piercing, or stabbing pain a the top of the forearm or back of the hand.  The pain is commonly experienced when straightening out the wrist and fingers. 

Radial Tunnel Syndrome Treatment

ASTR treats radial tunnel syndrome in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances, scar tissue, trigger points,  fascia restrictions, inflammation, posture, body mechanics which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for radial tunnel syndrome.

Radial Tunnel Syndrome Home Treatment

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