Superficial Radial Nerve Entrapment
Superficial radial neuralgia is an under-recognized cause of radial wrist and thumb pain. It is misdiagnosed as wrist tendonitis, DJD of the thumb, carpal tunnel syndrome, lateral epicondylitis, and cervical radiculopathy. Careful attention to the presentation and physical exam will reveal the etiology, which will lead to a variety of treatment options.
KeywordsSuperficial radial neuralgia Wrist pain Cheiralgia paresthetica Wartenberg’s syndrome
Physical exam of the distal radial nerve (MOV 38844 kb)
Landmark-guided injection of the distal radial nerve (MOV 21725 kb)
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