Symptoms of Radial Tunnel Syndrome may be similar to that of Tennis Elbow. Certain tests can differentiate the two and make a proper diagnosis.
What is it?
Radial Tunnel Syndrome is the compression of the radial nerve through the tunnel at the elbow that it passes through.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pins and needles, tingling, or numbness in the hand and lateral forearm, weakness when gripping, pain on the lateral forearm, and specifically, numbness on the back of the hand.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, palpation for tenderness, and collecting a thorough patient history to determine the mechanism of injury. Completing tests involving resisted supination can confirm the diagnosis.
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