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Nerve Compression

Nerve Compression is a situation where a nerve is compressed or narrowed by others. It may occur in many parts of the body and may show some most common symptoms containing local pain, numbness, and weakness. Nerve Compression occurs due to repeated complications.

What Are the Types of Nerve Compression?

There is more than one nerve compression type, and these cause different nerve diseases or discomforts. The primary nerve compression conditions are as follows;


  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Another name is ulnar nerve compression. It occurs in the elbow area. The ulnar nerve is a nerve that is located in the elbow region and is felt from time to time. It is very close to the skin. Applying high pressure to this area can cause cubital nerve syndrome.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: It is the most common type of nerve compression. It occurs due to compression of the median nerve. This nerve, which extends from the arm to the thumb, passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. The compression here creates pressure and causes swelling.

  • Radial Nerve Compression: This syndrome may affect the radial nerves in the arm region and negatively affect the use of fingers and hands.

  • Suprascapular nerve compression is a type of nerve compression that occurs in the shoulder region and shows complications.

  • Meralgia Paresthetica: This ailment affects the lateral cutaneous nerve. As a result, it causes pain in the thigh and hip region.

  • Guyon’s canal syndrome: It is a disorder that affects the ulnar nerve and hand use.

What Causes Nerve Compression?

Nerve compressions are usually caused by repetitive behaviors being harmful to the nerves. Stretching, compressing, and deforming the limbs due to work or occupations cause these compressions. Conditions such as injuries and bone fractures can also trigger nerve compression. In addition to these conditions, some disorders predispose to the formation of nerve compression. All these conditions as follows can cause nerve compression:


  • Hypertension

  • Sugar

  • Thyroid dysfunction

  • rheumatoid arthritis

  • Obesity

  • Cancer

  • Repetitive Complications

  • Pregnancy

What Are the Symptoms of Nerve Compression?

Symptoms vary depending on which nerve is compressed. General symptoms are as follows;


  • Tingle

  • Numbness

  • Weakness

  • Severe pain

  • Difficulty in movement

Who is at Risk of Nerve Compression?

Some people are at greater risk of nerve compression due to lifestyle and social reasons. These people can be listed as follows;


  • Computer workers

  • Those who lift heavy loads at work

  • Those interested in weight sports

  • Women over thirty

How is Nerve Compression Treated?

There are several treatments for nerve compression. It is essential to treat the discomforts without delay so that they are not permanent.


  • Physical therapy exercises: Working with a specialist would accelerate the healing of the damaged area.

  • Avoiding risk: Staying away from nerve-racking work and pursuits

  • Medication


The correct application of physical therapy exercises would be an essential step in this process. Many patients have shown improvement with proper exercises without the need for surgery.

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