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Anterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome (AINS)

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Testing for Median Nerve Entrapments - Stuart Hinds      Anterior interosseous nerve syndrome (AINS) is one of 3 common median nerve entrapment syndromes; the other two being pronator teres and carpal tunnel syndromes Lesions of the anterior interosseous nerve in the forearm are rare and often misdiagnosed as tendon injuries. Wrist pain is the most common feature of AIN lesions regardless of the aetiology; this has been reported in 85% of patients.  Nerve lesions may be due to trauma, microtraumatic injuries, or “neuritis”.  The Anterior Interosseous Nerve (AIN) is an exclusively motor branch of the median nerve. A complete...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Palmaris Longus

Posted by Julian Knight on

Median Nerve Stretch   Pain from Palmaris Longus Trigger Points is typically experienced as a needle-like sensation The Palmaris Longus decelerates extension of the hand at the wrist while decelerating supination of the hand against gravity and extension of the forearm at the elbow. A focal point of pain from the palmaris longus is experienced as a needle-like sensation, rather than the deep aching pain of myofascial trigger points in many other muscles. Pain can extend to the base of the thumb and the distal crease of the palm. A residue of this pain can travel to the distal volar...

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