Nerve Entrapments

As the nerves navigate through the body, there are places where they are commonly entrapped, usually between muscles or at certain bony tunnels.  These can begin with repetitive strain and tightness or from trauma to the area.  Typical symptoms are numbness, pins/needles and more of a burning pain.

Treatment to these areas starts with determining if there is a single or multiple sites of entrapment, along with any contribution from the spine.  From there a combination of manual therapy, rehabilitation and taping are the front line conservative treatments.  I also add in nerve flossing and tensioning when clinically indicated to help the nerve regain its mobility, depending on the sensitivity of the nerve either one may be necessary for full resolution and return to pain free motion.