This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Cervical radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the cervical spinal column.
Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
This condition, commonly called tennis elbow, is a degeneration of the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle, the bony bump on the outer side of the elbow.
Medial Epicondylitis (Golf Elbow)
This condition is a degeneration of the tendons that bend the wrist toward the palm of the hand. These tendons are located above the medial epicondyle, the bony bump on the inner side of the elbow. Although this condition is often referred to as golfer's elbow, medial epicondylitis can be caused by any repetitious use of these muscles.
This painful condition results from damage to the peripheral nervous system - the nerves that travel from the spinal cord to the limbs and organs.
Radial Tunnel Syndrome (Entrapment of the Radial Nerve)
This condition is thought to be a compression injury to the radial nerve near the elbow. This condition is often confused with tennis elbow.