Nerve compression syndrome

A condition in which a nerve is damaged due to overuse or compression.


With nerve compression syndrome, a nerve is damaged from overuse or compression. Carpal tunnel syndrome, which results in a pinched nerve in the wrist, is an example.


Pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling in the affected area are symptoms.


Treatments are pain relievers, splints, corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, and surgery.

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