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Radial Tunnel Syndrome

SYMPTOMS

There is gradual onset of exercise induced pain around the elbow.

AETIOLOGY

This is an entrapment of the radial nerve between the supinator muscle bulks, often affecting players in racket sports and spin bowlers.

CLINICAL FINDINGS

There is pain around the elbow on resisted extension of the middle finger. Tinel’s sign […]

Tennis Elbow

Basics Description Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is a tendinopathy of the origin of the ECRB tendon. The lateral epicondyle is the origin of the common wrist extensor tendon, including: ECRL ECRB Extensor digitorum communis Extensor carpi ulnaris The ECRB lies beneath the ECRL. These extensors stabilize the wrist and are used in sports (such […]

Posterior Interosseous Nerve Entrapment

Basics Description PINS occurs when muscles innervated by the posterior interosseous nerve are affected secondary to entrapment of the posterior interosseous nerve by 1 of several structures. The related, but separate, radial tunnel syndrome is characterized by pain and weakness on the lateral side of the elbow after activities with forceful elbow extension or […]

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A Patient’s Guide to Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Introduction

Radial tunnel syndrome happens when the radial nerve is squeezed where it passes through a tunnel near the elbow. The symptoms of radial tunnel syndrome are very similar to the symptoms of tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). There are very few helpful tests for radial tunnel syndrome, which can make it hard to diagnose.

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