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NERVE ENTRAPMENT GUIDE

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Shoulder / Arm / Hand Problems
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Ulnar Neuropathy
Radial Neuropathy
- Dropping objects

- Numbness tingling, hand/wrist Thumb, Index, Middle finger

- Symptoms primarily at night

- Patient wakes up and shake their hands

- Frequently both hands

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- Weak hand, difficulty turning keys, ignition, doorknobs

- Numbness/tingling fourth, fifth fingers

- Wasting of the hand muscles

- Occasional elbow soreness

- Frequently on both sides

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- Wrist drop, Patient unable to extend wrist or fingers up

- Almost always on one side

- No associated pain

- Occasional forearm/hand/thumb numbness

- No night/day preference

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Thigh / Leg / Foot Problems
Peroneal Neuropathy
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Meralgia Paresthetica
- Foot drop, Patient unable to pull foot or toes up

- Usually unilateral, could be bilateral

- No associated pain

- Main complaint is tripping, falling, occasional leg/top of foot numbness

- Symptoms always present, no night/day preference

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- Foot, Ankle, Sole pain/burning and aching, worse at night

- Occasional numbness/tingling sole of foot

- No muscle weakness

- Usually unilateral

- Difficulty walking because of pain and discomfort with shoes

- Positive Tinel sign behind the medial malleolous

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- Pain, burning in the thigh

- Poor tolerance to touch, clothes, cover or anything that rubs against thigh (children sitting on lap of mothers or fathers)

- No thigh or leg weakness or atrophy

- Usually unilateral

- Symptoms always present, no night/day preference

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GUIDES & INFORMATION
Electronic EMG Manual®
Peripheral Nerves Anatomy
General Muscles Anatomy
Nerve Conduction Set-Ups
Needle EMG Anatomy Atlas
Patient Education Series (FAQ)
Nerve Entrapment Guide
 This page was last updated on Sunday, March 04, 2012
 
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