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Ulnar Nerve Compression Treatment In Malaysia

Chiropractic Specialty Center® provides the most comprehensive wrist pain treatment for ulnar nerve entrapment, radial nerve entrapment, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Best of all, our targeted, holistic care methods are provided without injections or surgery; contact us today on 03 2093 1000 for more information about our hand & wrist treatment programs.

Ulnar nerve compression or entrapment differs from carpal tunnel syndrome or compressions of the radial nerve. As the name applies, an ulnar nerve compression involves the ulnar nerve, and radial nerve applies to radial nerve compression. In carpal tunnel syndrome, the median nerve is affected.

Before we get started on entrapment syndromes of the wrist, elbows, and hands, it is worthwhile to mention that ulnar, median, and radial nerve entrapments symptoms can also occur in patients with neck pain, upper back pain, and shoulder pain patients. Therefore, you will need a thorough assessment of your neck and shoulder. Slip discs in the lower neck produce identical carpal tunnel, ulnar tunnel, and radial nerve entrapment issues. Get assessed by our clinical team today before you start your journey toward recovery

Where Are The Common SItes Of Compression

What Are The Nerves Of The Wrists & Hands

Ulnar Nerve Compression & Wrist Treatment In Kuala Lumpur

Three nerves control the hand and wrist:

  1. Ulnar Nerve: The ulnar nerve is a sensory and a motor nerve (provides sensation to the skin and helps mobilizes joints through muscle contractions). It originates from the neck or the cervical spine (C8 & T1 nerves of the neck)
  2. Median Nerve: The median nerve is a motor and a sensory nerve that originates from C6-T1 but may also contain some fibers from the 5th cervical nerve in the neck (C5).
  3. Radial Nerve: The radial nerve is a sensory nerve originating from the spinal nerve fibers of the neck at C5 to T1.

Entrapment or compression of these nerves can occur when the nerve passes through the elbow or the wrist to the hand. This article will provide information on compression or entrapment of these three nerves and what you can do to recover without surgery or injections.

Differences Between Median, Radial & Ulnar Nerve Entrapments, Compressions, Or Syndromes

Ulnar nerve compression or entrapment commonly occurs in the arm at the cubital tunnel or the wrist in the Guyon’s canal. Guyon’s canal or the ulnar nerve canal is a passageway for the transversing ulnar nerve and is The Guyon’s canal is located in the wrist on the same side as your pinkie finger (medial wrist). 

Like carpal tunnel, Guyon’s canal entrapment and cubital tunnel compress a nerve in your arm (a peripheral nerve). We have provided a brief description of the four entrapments below to help you understand the difference better:

  1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: In carpal tunnel syndrome, the median nerve is entrapped at the center of the wrist, near the palm.
  2. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome:  A cubital tunnel syndrome cause entrapment or compression of the ulnar nerve in the arm near your elbow joint. 
  3. Guyon’s Canal Entrapment: Compression of the ulnar nerve at the Guyon’s canal produces the same symptoms as the cubital tunnel. The only difference is the location where compression occurs. In Guyon’s canal, the compression is at the wrist on the side of the 5th or pinkie finger.
  4. Radial Nerve Entrapment: The most common site of compression or irritation of the radial nerve is near the supinator muscle of the forearm, just below the later or the outer aspect of the elbow joint. 

Carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve entrapment in the Guyon’s canal cause pain, numbness, and tingling. The difference between median nerve entrapment (carpal tunnel syndrome) and ulnar nerve compression (Guyon’s tunnel syndrome) is the location of symptoms. Median nerve or carpal tunnel causes symptoms in the thumb, index, and long fingers (1st to 3rd digits or fingers). In contrast, cubital tunnel syndrome causes symptoms in the pinkie finger and the ring finger (4th and 5th fingers)

Common Symptoms Of Entrapment Of Hand & Wrist’s Nerves

Nerve compression caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and Guyon’s canal are the three most common neurological conditions resulting in numbness and paresthesia in the hand and wrist. As the ulnar nerve passes through the tunnel of Guyon’s hand, it can be compressed and irritated at this site. 

Common Symtome Of An Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

The most common symptoms of ulnar nerve compression include pain, tingling, and numbness in the little finger and half of the fourth finger on the ulnar side. Weakness usually develops in the later stage. Weakness in the hand, wrist, or fingers are signs of nerve damage. To avoid nerve damage, you will need to fix and repairs the root causes of our ulnar nerve entrapment.

Common Symptoms Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Or Median Nerve Entrapment

Common symptoms of Carpal tunnel include motor and sensory loss:

  • Numbness, tingling, or burning sensations affecting the entire thumb, index finger, middle finger but half of the ring finger
  • Weakness in fingers and wrist

Common Symptoms Of A Radial Nerve Entrapment

Here are the common signs and symptoms in patients with radial nerve entrapment syndrome:

  • Numbness and tingling at the pain of the hand
  • Numbness and tingling at the distal aspect of the thumb, index finger, and half of the 3rd finger impacting the palm side of the fingers and thumb (numbness and tingling will not affect fingertips with radial nerve)
  • Numbness and tingling at the back of the thumb, index finger, and half of the ring finger (numbness with radial nerve entrapment doesn’t reach the tips of the fingers)
  • Tenderness and pain at the inner elbow or the wrist (medical elbow or wrist)

A classic sign of nerve damage due to ulnar nerve compression is a weakness or difficulty with simple daily tasks such as opening jars, holding objects, or performing subtle movements of the hand and fingers such as typing or playing a musical instrument.

Best Treatment For Wrist Pain, Hand Pain & Ulnar Nerve Entrapment In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Treating wrist pain caused by ulnar nerve compression requires expertise, knowledge, and advanced therapy devices to reverse and repair damaged tissues without injections or surgery. The most critical part of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. Similarly, misdiagnosis is the most common reason why therapy or treatment fails.

Therefore, before you even start a treatment session, make sure that the clinic you are visiting is knowledgeable and has the expertise to diagnose your condition accurately. Far too many physiotherapy centers in Malaysia lack the clinical knowledge to render an accurate diagnosis. Also, most have outdated therapy devices and rely on therapy technologies from the 1980s or the 1990s. 

Get treated by our award-winning physiotherapy and chiropractors in Kuala Lumpur today. If you want expertise combined with experience and advanced treatment methods, visit a Chiropractic Specialty Cener® (CSC)near you. CSC in Kuala Lumpur has treated thousands of wrist and hand pain patients, including those with radial, median, and ulnar nerve entrapments, successfully without surgery or injections.

Steroid Injections And Wrist Surgery

Avoid steroid injections or wrist surgery for ulnar nerve compression. Rist surgery should only be performed when you have thoroughly exhausted a targeted treatment of your writs and hand pain at one of our centers. In Malaysia, some surgeons love surgery so much that they don’t give patients time for non-surgical healing. Take our advice, and be extra mindful of surgeons that recommend surgery without trying to provide or recommend you a non-invasive and non-surgical route first. Far too many are just too eager to inject you with steroids or perform wrist or hand surgery.

Steroid injections into any tissue or joint are harmful. A recently published study in the world-renowned Journal of Radiology called for the stoppage of steroid injections. The authors of this award-winning research reported severe and irreversible bone, joint, nerve, and soft tissue damage in patients who received steroid injections. Some complications included infections and death of nerves, muscles, ligaments, joints, and bones.

Steroid injections are more harmful to you and your health than wrist pain. Take our advice; you are better off with wrist pain if injections are the only options given to you. Call us; Chiropractic Specialty Center® provides the best and most holistic non-invasive treatments for all types of wrist and hand pain including ulnar nerve compression.

Risk Factors In Developing Ulaner, Median & Radial Nerve Compressions

Ulnar nerve compression, the median, and radial nerve compression or injuries are widespread. They are common in cyclists who grasp the handlebars aggressively or have poor handlebar grip positions. Women are at a more significant risk of developing entrapment syndromes that involve the median, radial, or ulnar nerves. Moreover, repetitive hand and arm actions or activities are a common cause of nerve issues that impact the wrists, hands, and fingers.

Neglecting mild or minor nerve compression issues results in nerve damage as the hands need to support the body weight throughout the whole duration of the ride. Baseball players, in particular catchers, are more prone to ulnar nerve injury from repeated trauma when catching a ball. This can happen in karate players too. 

Will It The Ulnar Nerve Compression Heal On Its own?

Nerve compression leads to nerve damage. Nerve damage will not heal until the root cause of nerve compression is eliminated and removed.

In other words, contrary to what you may have heard, ulnar nerve compression requires urgent care. Ulnar nerve syndrome resulting from impingement or an injured ulnar nerve needs customized holistic treatment to prevent irreparable damage to muscles of the forearm, wrist, hands, and finger as seen in claw hand or ulnar nerve palsy. We have published a detailed article on ulnar nerve damage that results in ulnar palsy or claw hand; please take a few minutes to review it.

Conservative treatment involves splinting, correction of the cyclist’s grip on the handlebars, physiotherapy to reduce inflammation and swelling, and chiropractic treatments. For the best carpal tunnel syndrome treatment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: visit a Chiropractic Specialty Center® near you today.

For more information or inquiries about our ulnar nerve compression treatment, wrist pain treatment & carpal tunnel syndrome treatment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, please contact us at 03-2093 1000.

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