At Arches Physiotherapy, we are experts in nerve injuries that occur anywhere from the spine to the tips of your fingers and toes. If a nerve is pinched, trapped or damaged, symptoms can include tingling, numbness, weakness, and pain.
A trapped or injured nerve at the spine often creates arm pain if in the neck, or leg pain if in the lower back. A trapped or stretched nerve at the front of the shoulder, or around the sacrum, often happens through a direct trauma such as a rugby tackle or fall
Nerves can also be trapped further down a limb. Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to a trapped nerve in the wrist, whilst cubital tunnel syndrome refers to a pinched nerve in the elbow.
Peripheral nerves can also be damaged through metabolic problems such as diabetes, genetic conditions such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome, and inflammatory problems such as Gullain-Bare syndrome. Speedy medical attention should be sought if you have any of these types of nerve symptoms. Contact us if you have anxieties about any symptoms or need more information.