Peripheral Nerve Compression Syndromes

Ligament scarring from trauma, bony enlargement due to arthritis, or excessive repetitive movement can all cause peripheral nerve compression syndromes.

The most often encountered syndromes are: carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve compression), ulnar neuropathy (ulnar nerve compression), and peroneal neuropathy (the peroneal nerve is compressed near the fibular head). All patients should try conservative treatment first, which includes anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and/or bracing. If this fails, surgery may be potentially beneficial to release the structures that are compressing the nerves.


Peripheral Nerve Treatments