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Medical Library Topics Nerve compression syndrome

Nerve compression syndrome

Overview

With nerve compression syndrome, a nerve is damaged from overuse or compression. Carpal tunnel syndrome, which results in a pinched nerve in the wrist, is an example.

Symptoms

Pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling in the affected area are symptoms.

Treatments

Treatments are pain relievers, splints, corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, and surgery.

Last Updated: June 13th, 2017