Nerve Entrapment/Impingement


A nerve entrapment or impingement is also referred to as a pinched nerve or nerve compression. It can occur at any location within the body and is the result of a nerve being compromised due to tissue tightness, joint misalignment and/or swelling. If a nerve does not have room to move freely, it can cause pain, numbness, tingling and/or weakness to other parts of the body.

Areas of the body that nerves can become impinged:

  • Back
  • Neck
  • Wrist/hand – carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Leg/Foot/Ankle

Activities that can cause or contribute to nerve entrapment or impingement include but are not limited to the following:

  • Static positions for prolonged time periods (i.e. sitting/standing at work or school)
  • High Stress Levels
  • Dancing
  • Gymnastics
  • Football
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Soccer
  • Skiing
  • Field Hockey
  • Surgeries
  • Poor Posture
  • Bone Misalignment
  • Cheerleading
  • Lacrosse
  • Riding (Equestrian)
  • Motor Cross Sports
  • Wrestling
  • Previous Injuries
  • Previous history of nerve pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cerebral Palsy
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