Compressive Mononeuropathies

Treatment of Compressive Mononeuropathies

Compressive mononeuropathy is a form of nerve compression that affects only one nerve, though it can occur to several nerves at once. Also known as entrapment neuropathy, this medical condition is a result of direct pressure on the nerve.

Possible Causes

  • A tumor, ganglion cyst, or a haematoma putting pressure on a nerve
  • Prolonged or repeated external force
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Weight gain and related illnesses such as hypothyroidism or diabetes

The symptoms of this condition are very much like nerve damage, which causes tingling, pain, numbness, and muscle weakness.

Treating Compressive Mononeuropathies

The first thing we check when you make an appointment with our Houston neurology office is if there is the potential for a possible underlying condition. If there is, we treat this first. Some conditions require simple lifestyle changes or therapy while others may require surgery.

If you are experiencing problems with your nerves, a compressed nerve may be the cause.

Contact our Houston neurologists today to make an appointment or to learn more about this condition. Call 713-795-0074.