Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Understanding Radial Tunnel

Radial tunnel syndrome is one of the more unusual compression neuropathies. In this case the radial nerve is compressed by muscles in the forearm. The signs and symptoms often include pain on the back of your forearm which can progress to weakness over time. These symptoms are similar to tennis elbow which is more common.

Treatment for Radial Tunnel

Once the diagnosis is established, conservative management is employed but some patients progress to surgery. The essential component of surgery is to decompress the nerve. Therefore, the surgeon must eliminate any component of compression such as fibrous tissue, muscle or small blood vessels which may serve as compression structures.


Post-operatively, we will want you to move your arm under the care and supervision of a hand therapist with whom we will prescribe a rehabilitation program. Unrestricted use may resume in the 4-6 week time frame after the procedure.

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Payment & Financing

Insurance will cover your radial tunnel release.

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Financing Options

Prosper Healthcare Lending – call 1-800-625-7412 ext. 2
Care Credit – call 1-800-677-0718

If you believe radial tunnel release is the next step towards a full and healthy life, please don’t hesitate to reach out today.