Lower extremity compression neuropathies can produce pain, sensory, and/or motor deficits. Nerve compression is often associated with repetitive overuse patterns specific to certain occupations, sports, or activities. Electrodiagnostics often carry high utility in diagnosing and localizing these syndromes. Conservative management using rest, activity modification, and rehabilitation can produce improvement in many cases. In severe or refractory cases, surgical intervention may be appropriate.
KeywordsNerve entrapment Compression neuropathy EMG NCS
- 1.Dong Q, et al. Entrapment neuropathies in the upper and lower limbs: anatomy and MRI features. Radiol Res Pract. 2012;2012:1–12.Google Scholar
- 3.Beltran LS, et al. Entrapment neuropathies III: lower limb. Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology. Vol. 14. No. 05. Thieme, New York City; 2010.Google Scholar
- 4.Stewart J, Burguel P. Other mononeuropathies of the upper lims. Neuromuscular function and disease; basic clinical and electrodiagnostic. Saunders, Philadelphia; 2002. p. 937–54.Google Scholar