Peripheral Nerve pain:

Nerve entrapment syndromes on mononeuropathy can occur in athletes as a result of swelling in the surrounding soft tissues or anatomical abnormalities. These may affect the suprascapular nerve, the posterior interosseous, ulnar and median nerves in the forearm, the obturator nerve in the groin, the posterior tibial nerve at the tarsal tunnel on the medial aspect of the ankle and the inter-digital nerves between the third and fourth toes known as morton’s neuroma. Diagnosis of nerve injury is made via EMG/NCV testing. The treatment will include reducing the inflammation and source of compression of the nerves, with anti-inflammatory and nerve medications, physical therapy and injection therapy. Occasionally, these nerve entrapments may require surgical decompression.