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Radial Nerve & Back of Hand Tingling

The Radial Nerve has six entrapment sites starting at the neck and moving down the arm. If the nerve is entrapped at one of these sites you will feel it in the back of the hand, thumb, and pointer finger.

What causes Tingling on the Back of the Hand?

Three main nerves give sensation to the skin of the arm and hand as well as control muscle contraction in the forearm, wrist, hands and fingers. If one of these nerves get irritated or entrapped anywhere between the spine and your fingers you may have numbness (hand falling asleep), weakness, tingling, burning, pain or tightness in the arm, hand, or fingers. There are six entrapment sites of the radial nerve starting at the neck and moving down the arm. If the radial nerve is entrapped at one of these sites you will feel discomfort in the back of the hand, thumb, and pointer finger.

What are Symptoms of Tingling on the Back of the Hand?

Burning, pain, tightness, numbness or tingling will be felt in the back of the hand, thumb, and forearm noticed especially with use of the wrist or elbow.

How do you treat Tingling on the Back of the Hand?

Evaluation of the pathway in which the radial nerve travels will reveal the entrapment site which can be released with ART treatments and resolve the numbness and tingling.

Did you know?

Nerve entrapments are often the product of overuse such as computer work or repetitive activities.