What is anterior interosseous nerve syndrome?
Anterior interosseous nerve syndrome is a nerve disorder in the elbow and upper arm that causes pain and weakness in the hand. Muscles or ligament-like tissues compress a branch of the median nerve in the forearm. It may decrease athletic performance in sports that require pinching of the thumb and index fingers. This nerve does not supply sensation to the skin; as a result, there is no numbness associated with it.
What causes anterior interosseous nerve syndrome?
What increases the risk of developing this condition?
What are the symptoms of anterior interosseous nerve syndrome?
How is this condition diagnosed?
Anterior interosseous nerve syndrome is diagnosed by an appropriate history and physical examination and often confirmed with a nerve test A
What are the treatment options for anterior interosseous nerve syndrome?
When can you return to your sport/activity?
With appropriate treatment, this condition is usually curable, although resolution may occur spontaneously. Spontaneous recovery has been noted from three weeks to 18 months after the onset of symptoms.
How can anterior interosseous nerve syndrome be prevented?