Various nerves can be compressed in the upper limb including the
wrist, elbow, shoulder and neck. This includes:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome [hyperlink to CTS page]
- Guyons Canal Compression
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Radial Tunnel Syndrome
The Occupational Therapists at HULC are specialists in assessing and
treating a variety of nerve conditions. Your therapist will be able to
identify the affected nerve and ascertain the best treatment for you.
This may involve use of a splint [hyperlink] (usually at night), some
special nerve exercises and help with ergonomic modification.
Occasionally, people have a severe nerve compression. In this case a
specialist review or nerve conduction study may be warranted. Your
therapist will be able to guide you if this is the case.