What Are Nerve Entrapments?

Nerve entrapments, also known as nerve compression syndrome, results in the squeezing or compacting of a nerve in a specific location. Common areas this could occur in includes your limbs, torso, and extremities. When too much pressure is put on the nerve, it can disrupt its function and cause pain. While resting usually does the trick, if you’ve done severe damage or see no improvements, it may be time to sign up for physical therapy in Brooklyn. At Madison Physical Therapy, we can give you the attention and help you need to recover from your condition.

What are the symptoms?

While some symptoms may be minor, many people suffering from nerve entrapments have experienced a great deal of pain. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may want to consider attending physical therapy in Brooklyn:

  • Pain stemming from the area of compression

  • Radiating pain, like sciatica or radicular pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • A burning sensation
  • Feeling weak when completing certain activities
  • Swelling or inflammation

What are the causes?

Most of the time, nerve entrapments are caused by repetitive injuries. While in other cases, it can be caused by other medical conditions. The following list includes some of the causes of nerve entrapments:

  • Repetitive movements related to your job
  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • High blood pressure
  • Neural disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity

If you leave any of these injuries or conditions untreated it can only get worse. The longer you wait to start physical therapy in Brooklyn for your nerve entrapment, the more likely you could:

  • Reduce the blood flow to the nerve
  • Damage the nerves insulation
  • Cause structural changes to the nerve
  • Cause swelling in the nerve and surrounding structures

How can physical therapy in Brooklyn help?

If you’ve been resting up, but still feel no relief, it may be time to visit Madison Physical Therapy. Our main goal is to help each of our patients get back to living their best lives. Nerve compression syndrome is just one of the many conditions we treat. When visiting with one our physical therapists, we’ll evaluate your situation and then decide which treatment is best for you.

Located in Bay Ridge, Sheepshead Bay, and Midwood, the staff at Madison Physical Therapy is eager to help get your life back on track. >Schedule an appointment with us on our website today!