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 pain in the forearm. It is usually not associated with injury, although it is possible. Diagnosis is often done clinically, 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.
As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free.