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

  • Injury
  • Noncancerous fatty tumors (lipomas)
  • Bone tumors
  • 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 uses holistic, noninvasive and pain free approaches to relieving pain without the use of medication.  Our doctors us patented ASTR tools to break down and clear the existing scar tissue and myofasical restriction in patients to relieve pressure on the radial nerve.  Specific special exercise programs are given to patients that are designed to reduce inflammation and strengthen the muscles to bring the injured are back to a normal functioning level.