Peripheral Nerve Entrapment
Entrapment Neuropathy, also referred to as nerve compression syndrome, is caused by direct pressure on a single nerve. This typically affects only one part of the body, related to which nerve is under direct pressure. Many times Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) will help to confirm this diagnosis.
Your peripheral nerves act as the link from your brain and spinal cord to other parts of your body including your muscles and skin. These nerves are fragile and can be damaged easily. Tingling and numbness in arms, legs, shoulders and hands may be a result of damanged nerves due to trauma, nerve compression, tumors or disease.
Causes of Entrapment Neuropathy
Nerve compression can be caused by repeated external forces, such as constantly resting your elbows on your desk. Other causes include weight gain, tissue expansion, tumors or specific conditions such as acromegaly or psoriasis.
Sydromes related to Entrapment Neuropathy
- Carpal Tunnel
- Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
- Peroneal Nerve Entrapment