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Neuropathy Radial Nerve Overview

Another name for Neuropathy Radial Nerve is Radial Tunnel Syndrome.

What is radial tunnel syndrome?
The radial tunnel is a space where the radial nerve passes through the elbow. A person with radial tunnel syndrome has weakness and numbness in the hand, caused by pressure on the radial nerve at the elbow.

What are the symptoms of radial tunnel syndrome?
Symptoms of radial tunnel syndrome may include elbow pain, elbow tenderness, hand numbness, or hand weakness.

How does the doctor treat radial tunnel syndrome?
Treatment for radial tunnel syndrome may include rest, a splint, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, injections of corticosteroid medication, or surgery.

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Last Updated: Aug 30, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Neuropathy Radial Nerve References
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