Peripheral Nerve Entrapments

Nerves supply all communication throughout the body. The nerves travel to the upper and lower extremities and traverse the various joints along their paths.

Unfortunately, these nerves can become compressed or entrapped at various regions of the body, especially at “tunnel” regions, where they may be predisposed or vulnerable to compression. Such as the brachial plexus (under arm and shoulder)

Symptoms of Peripheral Nerve Entrapments

  • Pain
  • Sensitivity
  • Numbness
  • Tingling or prickling
  • Burning
  • Problems with positional awareness
  • Muscular weakness

 

Our Myotherapists are trained to assess Peripheral Nerve Entrapments in both the upper and lower body. They will trace the nerve along its pathway and find which (one or many) soft tissue areas are causing the entrapment. They will put together an individualised treatment plan to help you minimise your pain. Part of this treatment will involve advice on how you can maintain a better posture and stay pain free.

Depending on your presentation treatment may also include a combination of the following techniques:

  • Soft and Deep Tissue Massage
  • Myofascial Cupping
  • Myofascial Dry Needling
  • Stretching
  • TENS
  • Hot and Cold Therapies
  • Postural and Corrective Exercises

 

If you think you have a Peripheral Nerve Entrapment or know someone who does call Essential Health on 9663 5134 to book an appointment today or to further discuss how Myotherapy will benefit you.