Tag: Nerve

Neck and Back

Acute Neck and Nerve-Root Pain

Acute neck and nerve-root pain describes several conditions that affect the cervical spine region, and can also cause head pain. In the long term, it is rarely as disabling as low-back pain, but the severity of acute nerve-root pain ca be just as bad as sciatica. Causes This pain can be caused by strain of […]

Upper Limb

Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome

Brief Outline of Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome One of three major nerves responsible for motor function and sensation in the hand, the ulnar nerve runs along the inside of the forearm, reaching down to the heel of the hand. In the hand, the ulnar nerve radiates across the palm and into the little finger and ring […]

Upper Limb

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Brief Outline Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a progressive affliction caused by direct trauma or repetitive overuse, which results in squeezing or compression of the median nerve at the wrist. The condition is three times more likely to affect women, largely due to occupational tasks such as keyboard work. Anatomy and physiology […]

Brachial Plexus
Neck and Back

Cervical Nerve Stretch Syndrome

Brief Outline of Cervical Nerve Stretch Syndrome Cervical nerve stretch syndrome, also sometimes referred to as a burner syndrome, results from the stretching (or compression) 0f the brachial plexus a complex of nerves in the lower neck and shoulder area. The injury is common in contact sports including hockey, football, wrestling, and rugby. Sports injuries to the brachial plexus […]

Lower Limb

Anterior Compartment Syndrome

Anterior compartment syndrome is more often a chronic rather than an acute injury. Runners and other athletes involved in activities that require a lot of repetitive flexion and extension of the foot are most susceptible. Swelling or enlargement of the muscle in the front of the lower leg, causes this condition. Pain, especially when toeing up, […]