Which clinical history findings are characteristic of entrapment regional pain syndromes?

Updated: Apr 04, 2018
  • Author: T P Sudha Rao, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Answer

Entrapment syndromes cause paresthesia with numbness and tingling more than pain. Common sites include the following:

  • Ulnar nerve at the elbow
  • Median nerve at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Lateral cutaneous nerve at the thigh (meralgia paresthetica)
  • Posterior tibial nerve at the ankle (tarsal tunnel syndrome)

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