Radial tunnel syndrome develops from compression of a branch of the radial nerve called the posterior interosseous nerve in the forearm
Radial tunnel syndrome develops from compression of a branch of the radial nerve called the posterior interosseous nerve in the forearm as it runs between muscle bellies and under fascial bands. Patients may describe this as a burning and aching type pain in the forearm. It is usually not associated with injury although it is possible. Diagnosis is often done clinical as nerve tests and MRIs are usually not helpful. Initial treatment may involve rest and anti-inflammatories, but if these conservative measures fail surgical intervention may be indicated.
Every patient receives an in-depth consultation to devise a treatment plan that is right for their problem. Our specialists prefer non-operative and non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy, medications, and/or injections. When we require surgery, we will then use minimally invasive surgical techniques to fix your problem, whether it is fixing a broken bone or repairing a tendon. Our goal is always to get you back to living your life normally as soon as possible.