Nervous Compression (Trap Neuropathies)

Nerves circulating in our body from time to time pass through narrow channels and reach the final point. If there is a narrowing in these channels (tunnels) for any reason, the nerve passing through it is compressed and disturbs the person. Nerve compression also causes pain first, loss of sensation, and then loss of motor power (partial paralysis).
The most common of these is Carpal Tunnel syndrome, which develops due to compression of the radial nerve in the wrist.

Patients have symptoms of pain, numbness and weakness, especially in the 3 fingers, including the thumb. In time, partial paralysis occurs in the fingers due to the deterioration of motor functions. Objects such as cups and glasses may drop from the hand. Patients wake up with pain at night and need to shake their hands. Sometimes the pain may radiate to the elbow and shoulder. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is mostly seen in women, is common during pregnancy and breastfeeding periods when water retention in the body increases. In this case, simple splints that put the wrist at rest are given. An EMG test is performed first in cases where the tunnel through which the nerve passes is narrowed and there are structural changes in later ages. Depending on the condition of the nerve compression, if necessary, the patient is relieved by a simple relaxation operation performed on the inner side of the wrist. A resting splint is used to keep the wrist straight for up to 3 weeks after the surgery. From the 6th week, the patient can return to normal hand functions.

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