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Experiencing Radial Nerve Pain? America’s Neuropathy Specialist Can Help

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Radial nerve pain is a debilitating type of neuropathy that can limit one’s ability to perform daily activities or responsibilities and can lead to additional pain or other medical complications if left untreated over time. If you are suffering from radial nerve pain, the experts at Asuta Health can help. 

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What is Radial Nerve Pain?

The radial nerve runs from the armpit down the back of the arm, extending into the hand. Radial nerve pain most often occurs when the radial nerve is damaged or even pinched due to a traumatic injury (such as a broken bone), prolonged repetitive motions, or medical conditions like diabetes.

You see, the radial nerve is like a highway for your nervous system that travels from your underarm area, all along the back of your upper arm, and reaches into your hand and fingers. It’s responsible for helping you straighten your elbow, wrist, and fingers, and it also helps you feel sensations in part of your arm and hand.

Now, when someone has radial nerve pain, it can cause a range of uncomfortable feelings. People often describe it as a lingering ache, a burning sensation, or even like pins and needles in the back of their arm or hand. These are signals from the nerve that it’s not happy!

Most of the time, this pain starts because something has hurt the nerve. It could be from an injury that’s as sudden as a fall or a bone in the arm breaking, or it could come on more slowly from doing the same action over and over again, like when you’re playing tennis or typing for many hours each day. Health conditions like diabetes can also make it more likely for you to experience this kind of nerve pain because they can change the way nerves work in your body.

If you’re dealing with radian nerve pain, it might feel overwhelming, but there are ways to help the nerve heal and ease your discomfort. It’s important to see a doctor to find out exactly what’s causing your nerve pain.

They might suggest rest, a splint or brace to support the nerve, or certain exercises that gently help the nerve to get better. Sometimes, they might prescribe medications to reduce the pain or inflammation.

Remember, while radial nerve pain might feel isolating, you’re not alone. Seeking support from healthcare professionals, friends, or a support group can be beneficial. Not only can it offer comfort, but it opens up avenues to share experiences and strategies for managing daily tasks with radial nerve pain.

You’re taking a positive step by learning more about your condition—knowledge is empowering and an important part of starting your journey to healing and living comfortably once again.

What are the Symptoms of Radial Nerve Pain?

As with all types of neuropathy, symptoms of radial nerve pain can vary from patient to patient. The symptoms that one experiences often depend on the cause of the nerve pain. Some of the most common symptoms of radial nerve pain reported by patients include:

  • Pain in the affected area 
  • A burning sensation in the arm 
  • Tingling or numbness in the arm, wrist, and hand
  • Loss of mobility or extension in the arm, elbow, wrist, or fingers
  • Weakness in the arm/hand

And more. 

Radial Nerve Pain Treatment 

When left untreated, radial nerve pain can lead to continued pain or even additional medical complications over time. The most common treatments for radial nerve pain include prolonged physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, topical pain relievers, muscle relaxers, and injection therapy for pain.

While these methods might be effective in temporarily relieving radial nerve pain, they do not treat the issue at the source, meaning they are often not adequate long-term pain relievers. For permanent relief from radial nerve pain, many patients need to undergo surgery, which might include nerve repair, nerve graft, or nerve decompression, depending on the severity of the damage.

At Asuta Health, we treat issues like radial nerve pain using the body’s natural healing process, meaning that pain is treated at the source without the need for invasive surgical procedures or potentially harmful medications. As one of the leading neuropathy treatment centers in the United States, we offer a unique treatment system with four main goals:

  1. Optimize the environment within the body for nerve healing.
  2. Increase blood flow to the nerves.
  3. Stimulate the nerves that are damaged (small fiber, large diameter, or motor nerves) to reduce pain and improve balance.
  4. Decrease brain-based pain.

We help your body take advantage of its natural healing abilities to treat issues like radial nerve pain at the source, once and for all. No surgery or harmful medication is required.

Contact Asuta Health

Don’t wait to seek treatment for nerve pain; contact a neuropathy specialist and get back to living your life and resuming your daily activities free from pain. For more information about the treatments, we offer for issues like radial nerve pain or to schedule an appointment with a team member, contact us today. 

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