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All you need to know Compression Neuropathy

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Compression neuropathy happens when a nerve is squeezed or compacted. It regularly happens in one single area. Nerves in the torso, limbs, and extremities might be affected.


There are several different types of compression neuropathy. Each one affects a different peripheral nerve.
Adults over the age of 30 are more susceptible. [1]



- Requires medical examination.
- Also known as nerve compression syndrome, trapped nerve, etc.
- Can be a chronic condition, yet can be controlled with proper treatment

Compression neuropathy is caused by redundant injuries. Conditions, for example, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, or hypothyroidism can likewise cause compression neuropathy.
A doctor may diagnose by assessing the symptoms. He may use tests like nerve conduction tests, electromyography, ultrasound and MRI and physical examination.


Symptoms



- redness, swelling, and inflammation
- aches and pain
- tingling or numbness
- muscle weakness
- reduced flexibility
- difficulty with certain movements


Treatment


Self-care: Lifestyle changes like avoiding activities that cause pain, ergonomic strategies can help. Relaxation exercises, icing the affected area also helps.
Medication: The specialist may prescribe medication like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids.


Specialists: Surgery is considered as the last resort, in serious cases of compression neuropathy.
Prosthetic devices and physical therapy also help in relieving the pain.
At mfine, you will receive a holistic treatment plan for optimum health.

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