Our radial tunnel release in Denver is a surgical procedure used to treat nerve compression in the arm. This condition, known as radial tunnel syndrome, occurs when the radial nerve (a branch of the brachial plexus nerve) becomes compressed in a narrow passageway near the elbow called the radial tunnel.
What Causes Radial Tunnel Syndrome?
The cause of radial tunnel syndrome can vary from person to person. Factors that could contribute include an injury or trauma to the arm, swelling from arthritis, or overuse due to activities like weightlifting, sports, or manual labor. The symptoms may include:
- Pain and tenderness on the inside and backside of your forearm
- Numbness and tingling in your thumb and index fingers