Physical therapist examining cause of pain in elbow

Identifying and Treating Pain From Nerve Entrapment

Your nerves arise from your spinal cord and travel all the way through the your arms and legs. As your nerves travel through your body, they must pass through muscles, over bones, and under ligaments. When things are working properly, your nerves slide and glide along their course and allow you to move seamlessly. Sometimes the pathway becomes blocked and does not allow the nerve to glide properly. When this happens your nerve becomes entrapped.