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Peripheral Nerve Entrapment

Peripheral Nerve Entrapment and Sprain/Strain 
Sprain/strain injuries can also cause peripheral nerve entrapment, in which nerves that pass through injured tissues are trapped, compressed, and restricted in their ability to communicate with the rest of the body. This type of restriction can impact the function of many parts of the body, from the muscles that move you, to how your organs and tissues function. For example, the following nerve entrapment symptoms often occur when Trapezius muscles is restricted or injured, and show how a minor sprain/strain injury can have much wider neurological consequences:

Trapezius Muscle:

When you have a Strain of the Trapezius Muscle it can entrap the 3rd Occipital Nerve which causes what is called Occipital Neuralgia.
Occipital Neuralgia, with pain that originates from the base of the skull, and radiates to the front and side of the head, as well as behind the eyes.

Scalene Muscle:

When you have a Strain of the Scalene Muscles it can entrap the Brachial Plexus “Network of Nerves”
Brachial Plexus entrapment can cause Pain in the neck and shoulder, that can then radiate down the arm to the wrist. Patients commonly experience altered sensation and weakness with this type of nerve entrapment.

Psoas Muscles:

When you have a Strain of the Psoas Muscles it can entrap the Genitofemoral Nerve.
Genitofemoral Nerve entrapment causes Altered sensation over the front of the thighs, groin pain, and testicular pain. This pain may become worse with internal or external hip rotation.
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