Nerve compression is known as a ‘trapped nerve’ or a ‘pinched nerve’ and is a common hand condition. The repetitive nature of work-related tasks can often cause nerve compression.
Damage from nerve compression may be minor or severe. Nerve compression in the hand can result in symptoms such as pain, tingling, numbness and general muscle weakness.
The quicker you get a diagnosis and subsequent treatment for nerve compression, the quicker you will find relief.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve, one of the three major nerves of the forearm and hand. please link through to the Carpal Tunnel page.
How is nerve compression treated?
It’s is important to seek treatment for nerve compression as soon as possible.
Treatment varies, depending on the cause of the nerve compression and the severity of the case.
Cortisone using ultrasound guided injections administered by a qualified hand surgeon may be used. This may reduce swelling and allow the inflamed nerves to recover.
Minimal incision surgery may be required in more severe cases.