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PRONATOR SYNDROME


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Pronator SyndromePronator syndrome is compression of the median nerve by the forearm muscles. This is the same nerve as in carpal tunnel syndrome. The difference besides location is that with muscular compression of the nerve is an on and off phenomenon occurring with use of the forearm muscles for powerful gripping and especially twisting activities.

MEDICAL HISTORY

Patients complain of a deep ache in the forearm with radiation down towards the wrist and hand. Numbness and tingling can occur in the thumb, index, long, and ring fingers. Patients often feel weak, and symptoms are made worse with forceful gripping and twisting.

EXAMINATION

Compression added over the forearm muscles by the examiner or forceful contraction of the muscles may reproduce pain, numbness, or tingling. The doctor will test the functions of the nerve for strength and feeling ability.

ADDITIONAL TESTS: None are needed. Electrical nerve tests will routinely be normal in this form of muscular nerve compression as opposed to carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

  NON-OPERATIVE SURGICAL RELEASE
CONSISTS OF Stretching and ergonomic training Eliminating bands in the muscle that trap the nerve
FEATURES Makes the muscle group more elastic with less pressure on nerve Short incision, outpatient, immediate use for light activities
ADVANTAGES Avoids surgery Definitive solution to problem


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  • Really appreciate the education and insight related to my wrist and future athletic training - 05/31/17
  • Dr. Henry was able to salvage my hand to make it usable again. I have already sent my Father here and he no longer has any pain in his wrist. - 11/13/17
  • Dr. Henry and Mary in PT helped me get my dominant arm back in working order. - 04/18/17
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  • Staff was very courteous and helpful. Dr. was very informative and easy to understand. - 03/27/17
  • thank you, you all were very helpful - 03/03/17
  • I have enjoyed this facility and Dr. Henry has been more than helplful. All questions answered, as well as answers I didn't even know I had! The staff is always helpful. - 03/03/17
  • Very knowledgeable about the possible procedures the could be preformed! Dr. Henry is a very honest person and I appreciate that in a man more than anything. He gave me truth and not what I wanted to hear! Thanks - 04/04/17
  • The doctor was very informative and provided me with a solution quickly and I really appreciate that in this day and age. This is an awesome institution. - 03/02/17
  • I am really happy with my experience. I always knew what was going on and over time got to know the staff based on how many times I've been here. Most importantly, I feel I got the right treatment for my injury. - 10/19/17
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  • some of the most friendly staff and the doctor always explained the information in a manner in which I could understand which always made it very helpful. will definitely recommend this location to family and friends. - 05/31/17
  • Awesome experience. Luis rocks! - 04/06/17
  • best place for treatment of hand and wrist problems. Dr. Henry was recommended to me by a friend who is a medical care professional. - 10/06/17
  • Love the Doctor and his staff. - 02/08/17
  • I have loved coming here and felt very welcomed by everyone! Thank you so much for all you do! - 03/10/17
  • Everyone was kind and efficient. All things were clearly explained to me and I felt confident in doing my dressings. - 03/03/17
  • Dr Henry is a wonderful Dr. and I would highly recommend to others - 02/07/17
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  • the whole group was very good, I had an excellent experience. - 11/09/17
  • Very happy I came here for the surgery, etc. - 06/09/17
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  • Luis was great as well. - 01/04/17
  • The staff is nice and everyone is up on the treatment. I feel confident that I am getting the best care and am glad I came here. - 10/30/17
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  • joel was also my assistant but everything was great - 03/07/17
  • Had a wonderful experience overall. Breaking my arm was tough but the staff here was always very, kind and helpful. Especially Dr. Henry, Mary, Karen, Luis, Joel, Teresa and David. I'll miss them all but hopeful won't have to see them any time soon :)Thank you! - 05/04/17
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  • I was very impressed with how I was treated by the doctor as well as the Medical assistant. All my questioned were answered and I was treated with care and respect. Luis was Awesome! Doctor Henry was very informative. I will recommend him to friends and family - 06/09/17
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  • The staff and the Dr. are very helpful and understanding .I have not yet seen a better staff like this office . I will recommend any one here . - 11/06/17
  • no complaints hand is coming along very well - 11/06/17
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  • The entire team at the Hand and Wrist Center is outstanding. They made the recovery so smooth and comforting from the courteous receptionists, excellent occupational therapist, attentive medical assistants, and brilliant doctor. Thank you! - 03/31/17
  • I gained full confidence in Dr. Henry and his staff as I progressed through my recovery. - 03/28/17
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  • Great staff. - 05/02/17
  • I have enjoyed this facility and Dr. Henry has been more than helplful. All questions answered, as well as answers I didn't even know I had! The staff is always helpful. - 03/03/17
  • Staff is always friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend this office. Dr. Henry is a very skilled surgeon and went out of his way to make sure I understood my procedure and the rehabilitation process. - 03/24/17
  • very good at explaining how I should take care of my thumbs and always answered any question I had regarding my health issue I was very pleased with my visit and the care I got at both visits - 03/07/17
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
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