Overview Symptoms Evaluation Treatment specialist Home Care pain control warning signs Prevention Underlying Cause Anatomy
Radial Nerve Palsy Evaluation
- Arm tenderness:
- Arm weakness (unilateral):
- Located in the forearm
- Difficulty straightening the wrist or fingers
- Hand numbness (unilateral):
- Over the back of the hand, near the thumb
Testing may be necessary to make the diagnosis of radial tunnel syndrome.
Tests that may be used to evaluate radial tunnel syndrome include:
Continue to Radial Nerve Palsy Treatment
PubMed Radial Nerve Palsy References
- Barnum M, Mastey RD, Weiss AP, Akelman E. Radial tunnel syndrome. Hand Clin. 1996 Nov;12(4):679-89. 
- Sarhadi NS, Korday SN, Bainbridge LC. Radial tunnel syndrome: diagnosis and management. J Hand Surg [Br]. 1998 Oct;23(5):617-9. 
- Sotereanos DG, Varitimidis SE, Giannakopoulos PN, Westkaemper JG. Results of surgical treatment for radial tunnel syndrome. J Hand Surg [Am]. 1999 May;24(3):566-70.