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R I Med J (2013). 2013 May 1;96(5):37-9.

Nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity: diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.


Nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity, including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, posterior interosseous syndrome and radial tunnel syndrome, are common in the general population. Diagnosis is made based on patient complaint and history as well as specific exam and study findings. Treatment options include various operative and nonoperative modalities, both of which include aspects of hand therapy and rehabilitation.


Upper extremity; carpal tunnel; cubital tunnel; nerve compression; rehabilitation

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