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Pinched Nerve
(Nerve Entrapment or Nerve Compression)

Pinched Nerve Facts

  • Nerves carry electrical signals from the brain to the body and vice-versa.
  • A pinched nerve can cause symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness along the path of the pinched nerve.
  • Most people improve from a pinched nerve with rest, ice, medication, or physical therapy.
  • Weakness or wasting of the muscles from a pinched nerve can suggest permanent nerve injury.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/2/2015

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Pinched Nerve In or Near the Elbow

A pinched nerve (nerve entrapment) in or near the elbow can cause elbow pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness of the arm, wrist, or hand. The nerve that most commonly gets pinched in or near the elbow is the ulnar nerve. It is located in the elbow area, on the little finger side when the palm is facing up. Less often, the median or the posterior interosseous nerve, a branch of the radial nerve next to the elbow area on the thumb side when the palm is facing up, may get pinched.



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