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 Central Iowa Neuropathy can help.
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.
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
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 Central Iowa Neuropathy, 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:
- Optimize the environment within the body for nerve healing.
- Increase blood flow to the nerves.
- Stimulate the nerves that are damaged (small fiber, large diameter, or motor nerves) to reduce pain and improve balance.
- 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 Central Iowa Neuropathy
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.